Blog Candy is so “Dove”-ine

I saw this adorable box demonstrated on Nichole Heady's blog last year and always meant to give it a try.  Well, today's the day and it's as easy as it is cute.  Plus, these little goodies are up for grabs in my second blog candy giveaway this weekend.  Please leave me a comment (how about . . . what's your current favorite Stampin' Up! color?) by midnight on April 6.  I'll announce the winner on Monday and ship on Tuesday (Domestic U.S. only, please).

I cut a 8.5 x 8.5 piece of Groovy Guava Designer Series paper.  Using a straight edge and a pencil, I drew lines from corner to corner creating an "X."

Fold one corner to the center of your "X."  I used a bone folder to keep the edges crisp.

Fold again to the center line as shown.

Unfold (you now have the scores where you need them) and repeat the process on the remaining three corners.

Cut along the score two squares deep (excluding the point) on two opposing corners.  Another way to look at where to stop . . . end one square away from the center line.

Fold in the uncut corners so they meet the center point.  I used a little adhesive to keep them flat.

Bring the loose flaps from the corners you just adhered, to the "inside" of the box (creating a side) and fold the remaining two cut corners over the new "sides."  Repeat for the bottom half of the box but use 8 3/8" x 8 3/8".  You could even try a tad smaller since mine was a bit of a tight fit.  TIP: The second half takes less than half the time of the first.  It's just a matter of understanding the directions and trying it the first time.


Using Stampin' Up!'s small oval punch and "For You" from Fundamental Phrases (my little black dress of sentiments), I inked Groovy Guava and stamped on Whisper White paper.  TIP: I usually stamp sentiments twice when I plan to punch, in case my first punch doesn't line up the way I want.  Two chances are better than one :)  The Styled Silver Label Holder is an excellent fit for the small oval.

I placed the sentiment on the box using Stampin' Dimensional so it would fit tight to the label holder.  I also find it easier to adhere the sentiment first and then add the label holder and brads.  Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon wraps things up along with a quickly punched tag.  I used a Crop-A-Dile to set the white eyelet.

The candy bars (one dark and one milk chocolate) are simply wrapped in more Groovy Guava Designer Paper.  I stamped the "So Sweet" So Many Scallops flower on Whisper White and punched it out with a Scallop Circle Punch.  I had a couple fun orange buttons I added to the top with some silver cord. 


Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Sets:  Tagger's Dozen, Fundamental Phrases, So Many Scallops (Sale-A-Bration)
Paper:  Groovy Guave Designer Series, Whisper White
Ink:  Groovy Guava
Cool Tools:  Small Tag Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Bone Folder, Crop-A-Dile
The Perfect Touch:  Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder (Styled Silver, Occasions Mini), Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Eyelets (White), Silver Cord (not currently available through Stampin' Up!), Non-Stampin' Up! buttons

Inspiration:  Splitcoast Limited Supplies Challenge LSC162


  1. Hi there friends, its fantastic post about teachingand fully defined, keep it up all
    the time.

  2. Jennifer Welch

    Wow, you amaze me with your talent! I am new to your blog. I love your style, and attention to details. My favorite color is currently pumpkin pie…reminds me of fall! Ask me my favoite color in a week and it might just change…secertly I love them all! I am a paperholic I love feeling paper folding paper and just create with it.

  3. Groovy Guava gets my vote.

    Thanks again for a beautiful, but simple idea.

    Sheila in Houston

  4. Such a cute box, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  5. Thanks for these great instructions. The box is wonderful. I think right now my favorite colour is Soft Sky. Joan

  6. Your projects are awesome…thank you so much for your inspirations. My fav SU color is Groovy Guava at this time. I have a few friends I want to share this site with and I will return.
    Thank you, Teri

  7. Mary- Your blog is “dove-ine” and my fave by far! My favorite color is Purely Pomegrante and love it with Pretty in Pink and Choc Chip. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with those of us that are creatively challenged!

  8. Elizabeth (FLMommyof2)

    Mary- I love visiting your blog! It is just full of inspiration! My favorite SU! color is Chocolate Chip. It goes with everything! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! Your projects are too cute!


  9. My fave Stampin Up color is Creamy Caramel. I love to use it as a base for a card and it goes so well with every other SU color!

  10. Another reason for me to expand~~I have been building my basic supplies and can’t wait to get these designer papers!
    FOr me, I am loving Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky…..
    Off to try and make my first gift box!!

  11. Well, I was going to say Rose Red but then your projects with groovy guava are georgious! Such a tought pick!

  12. I love what you do, it is all so great! Everything is so cute. Fav color is choc chip. Thanks for all you make!

  13. Great box and goodies Mary!! I just love Dove chocolate! My current fave SU! color right now is Pretty in Pink!

  14. Hi Mary – I am new to your blog and I just love it. Your step-by-step instruction is amazing and it actually makes me think I could do the projects too!

    I have 2 fave SU colors right – Groovy Guava and Soft Sky – I can’t get enough of them.

  15. Dove chocolate is a treat! Currently my favorite SU color is Certainly Celery. Thanks for the step by step tutorial. jmniffer

  16. That box is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite SU color is probably chocolate chip paired with anything!!!

  17. So “SWEET!” Now I know what I will do with the SU Prints Pack I bought last month!

  18. Kristina Seymour

    regal rose is by far my favorite color right now. I cannot wait to try one of these boxes. yet another project I want to fit into my week:)

  19. Wow! These projects are incredible! Thanks so much for the great tutorial! I am going to have to try making my own now! Anyway, I think my favorite color is currently Chocolate Chip because of how versatile it is! I just love how yummy the color looks. Hehe! Thanks again for sharing these wonderful projects with us!

  20. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Groovy Guava… I use it WAY too much, which is why I hardly ever post cards I’ve made with it! Everyone would get so bored!! Haha.

    Thanks for the tutorial- I’m going to have to give it a try!

  21. Thanks again for another great tutorial and chance to win. This box can used for so many things. My favorite color right now is Purely Pomegranate. I love its deep, rich color.

  22. Hey
    I don’t know what I love the most your box or the chocolate inside!!!! The SU color I’m going to more and more is Blush Blossom.

  23. I just found your great blog! I know that I will be returning often!! I love wild wasabi!!

  24. What great ideas! My favorite color right now is Soft Sky. Thanks!

  25. Nice candy love the box. My favorite Su color is Chocolate Chip, I use it all the time. Thank you for the chance to win.

  26. Chocolate Chip su paper is my favorite! I love chocolate anything actually!

    Great tutorial! Thank you for the inspiration!


  27. Such a great box! This would have been neat for my Valentine candy…;-) One of my favorite colors is Lavender Lace but love pumpkin pie, wild wasabi, old olive, basic grey…I could go on and on!! 😉

  28. The box is absolutely divine. I may just have to make one this week. Thanks for the tutorial. I must say chocolate chip and rose red are my favorite colors.

  29. Love your projects – thanks for the inspiration. I really wish I had discovered SU! before I got married – it would have been so much fun to use these boxes for my candy favors instead of the plain white boxes I bought!

    My favorite color is Soft Sky!


  30. Love these adorable boxes. Can’t wait to give it a try!! To pick ONE favorite SU color is not an easy task, but I guess I’d have to say Certainly Celery.

  31. My favorite color is cetainly celery, for this week anyway. Of course after I see your projects it usually changes!! Keep up the inspiration. I love your site!!!

  32. It’s hard to pick just one,
    but I have always loved Turquoise!

  33. I love these little boxes!! They are so easy and cute!! My favorite SU color right now is Wild Wasabi!!! I love green!!!

  34. CUTE box! This looks easy enough for even me to do. 🙂 Certainly Celery is my all-time favorite.

  35. Colleen Moreland


    I love what you have done. It is so much fun. Dove candies are the best!! I like them because they are little and yummy. My favorite color is Tempting Turquoise. I love the brightness of the color.

    I love it when I see I have an email from you. You are truly amazing. Thanks for all the post and all the great ideas.


  36. Hi Mary,
    Wow, what a great tutorial!!! Your projects are fantastic! I love the dp you used, however, I must admit that my current favorite color is purely pomegranate! It reminds me of the stains on my clothes from making pomegranate jelly with my grandma!!! Ha!
    Thank you for sharing your ideas! You have an incredible talent and are an inspiration!

  37. My favorite color the past few weeks is Groovy Guava. Thanks for the tutorials this weekend. They are very clear and easy to follow. Thanks also for the chance at the lovely blog candy!

  38. Mary,

    Ohhh you are so bad using — yummy, yummy the best — Dove chocolate this time!

    Another great project, although Dove does not last long enough around me to bother wrapping it up! Ha ha!

    My actual favorite new color is the Wild Wasabi, but since I am from Louisiana originally, my sentimental favorite is Blue Bayou. I find that it is a good, mid tone blue that compliments many things.

    Old color would be Close to Cocoa of course!

    Have a great Sunday!

    Karen H

  39. Thank you for a chance to win. The box is adorable!
    My favorite color is Purely Pomegranate.

  40. OOPS! Forgot to add my favorite color,sorry! My favorite color is groovy guava and wild wasabi, I can never pick just one 😉

  41. Mary, Thank you for the tutorial, so cool! This makes a wonderful gift for a teacher or friend. You are so inspiring…now I just need time ;)to make one. I Want that box! Thank you for the chance at some yummy, pretty blog candy.

  42. The box takes me back a few years! I had seen it done on HGTV and Karren and I made 120 of them as favor boxes for her daughter Jean and my son Brian’s wedding. I’ve made them in all sizes and even with fabric adhered to card stock. Very versatile! And, may I add, your tutorial is far better than the instructions I got 10 yrs ago!
    Wild Wasabi is my favorite color. Used to be Old Olive, but hey, I’m learning to walk on the wild side 🙂

  43. Carolyn Sharkas

    I love the box, I am going to have to try it. I love the color, too, groovy guava is one of my favorite colors, not sure what I will do when it retires, and Dove dark chocolate is my absolute favorite chocolate, I have some on my stamping desk at all times. Thanks for sharing

  44. Grace Lange-Way

    Certainly Celery tops my list of favorite colors. It’s so soft and looks almost like velvet. Like everyone else here Mary, I really enjoy this site and appreciate all the hard work it takes to keep it up. Your ideas are always fresh but, most of all, I appreciate the help with color combinations. Thanks for all your hard work!

  45. The boxes are real cute and I love Dove chocolate!!! Thanks for all the inspiration on your site. I am using a lot of Wild Wasabi right now and will miss all the ideas with that color.

  46. colleen kramer

    You are soon going to be dubbed the new “Queen” of tutorials! Excellent! Fav color? Well, I don’t have all in cardstock, and that is the way I seem to fall for each color LOL! Seems like my old reliable is Always Artichoke! Thanks bunches for all your hard work in putting together these tutorials and sharing your ideas!

  47. I love your box! Thank you for showing us how to make it. And you used one of my favorite colors at the moment – Groovy Guava! Yep, I love it and to think I didn’t like it when the in colors first came out. What was I thinking?!?! Another one of my go to colors is Bashful Blue. Happy Sunday!

  48. Mary – TOO cute! i love the use of designer paper for this little box. it’s beautiful.

    i have a tough time with favorite colors. i really don’t have one… but the color i’m especially drawn to this past month is soft sky [boo hoo – i’m gonna hate when it’s gone!].

  49. Great project, Mary! I’ll have to try one for myself. As far as fave SU colors, my fave regular color is pumpkin pie and my fave In Color is soft sky!

  50. I don’t know if I can choose one SU color as my favorite! Certainly Celery is great and so versatile. I also love Soft Sky though. I love using Sahara Sand cardstock. And the new Basic Gray is awesome! See, I knew I couldn’t choose just one! 🙂

  51. I love that box! It looks so complicated, but sounds simple 🙂

    My favourite colour is Wild Wasabi, hands down!

  52. My favorite SU! color tonight is Chocolate Chip! I’m still up at 1:22 am after finishing a really gorgeous Carousel Notes purse album via instructions from Jan Tink. I’m off to bed with visions of boxes and Dove chocolate (hey!) in my head. I suppose tomorrow I’ll have a “Chocolate Chip” hangover…

  53. I have never purchased ink or paper from SU because I over spend on stamps. But that pumpkin color in the catalog is nice-maybe even more so because I am so hungry at 3AM.

  54. My favorite color (right now) is Wild Wasabi, but my most used color (right now) is Basic Black. I just seem to use it on almost everything! It is like that basic black dress, every woman must have! LOL!

    Thanks for a great tutorial!

  55. stampinstesha

    Hi Mary,
    I absolutely love this box and I am planning on trying one this weekend. I also have an extremely hard time choosing a color but I always seem to fall in love with the In-Colors and tend to use them for the entire year on almost all my projects.

    Your website is wonderful! I enjoy visiting it on a daily basis to see what’s new! Stesha

  56. Hi Mary! Currently I’m loving Purely Pom and Wild Wasabi. Thanks for all the great ideas. Please keep on bloggin’ (Hmmm, is that a word?:))

  57. melissa Velasquez

    Love your site, lots of wonderful ideas. I do like many of the SU colors but i like real red and river rock. Thanks again for all the great ideas.

  58. Oh so fun and so cute! I’ve been thinking of making up a few of these boxes myself and just wasnt sure what to put inside. Great idea!!!!
    My current fav color is…pomegranite!
    Thanks for all your great sharing!!
    ~Lana B~

  59. Thanks for sharing with us! You have such awesome ideas… 🙂 I have a really hard time with selecting just ?one? favorite SU! color. I guess Certainly Celery and Old Olive are two of my most used colors. The in-colors I like Purely Pomegranate and River Rock. I can share more of my favorites, but I’d be typing for a while! LOL… Michelle 🙂

  60. My favorite color… I can’t choose just one! I have been making a lot of cards with certainly celery. It surprisingly goes with a lot of colors. And if a color was a food, I could totally lick the stamp pad of Purely Pomagranate. It looks so luscious and tasty!

    Thanks for the tutorial. can’t wait to try it!

  61. Sharon Canter

    This is such a cute box, etc. You have some of the best ideas. I look forward to receiving your email updates each day. Thanks so much for sharing! My favorite SU! color…….today it is Purely Pomegranate, but tomorrow it will probably be Wild Wasabi…Monday probably ….????????? I love all of SU! colors

  62. Teresa aka scs va.sunshine

    I will to have to make one of these adorable boxes, sooo cute. I luv color, so this is hard for me to pick one. I really like the In Colors this year. I also like always artichoke, really rust, mellow moss…aah the list goes on…and on….and on. TFS*~*

  63. This is adorable – thanks for sharing.

    My favorite color is: Wild Wasabi, Kraft & Purely Pomegranate.

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