23 July 2013

Rose Blossom Garden: "G" is for Treat Box....


Hi All! It's time for another Rose Blossom Garden Challenge! Okay, before you think I can't spell, I know that Treat Box doesn't start with "G,"but if you're playing around with the Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge, you'll find the cutest little treat box on the "G" key....SEE:
I've made this little box before and used it as a teachers' gift. (You can see that project here.) Nonetheless, I thought it was worth doing again, because some people are a bit daunted by it. The thing I love about this box is that the top and box are one piece. It's a clever fold! 

I made these treat boxes for some girlfriends of mine that came into town to craft and catch up. The tags, which are also cut from the "G" key, double as little ornaments that have the date and a little message on the back. The bows, by the way, are from the same key. That's right, so much cuteness from one little key!

For this project I used Dream Pop paper. (If you're hoarding saving yours, this is a great project for it!) The boxes are cut from Dream Pop cardstock at 3 1/2 inches. The bows are cut from the pattern paper at 1 1/2 inches. Because this cardstock has a resist pattern on it, I didn't really think it needed much embellishment. For the turquoise box, I just added a 3/4 x 11-inch strip of patterned paper that matched the bow. For the gray box, I added the zip-strip from the paper that the bow is made out of and some washi tape. Now there's a reason I used the washi tape. The box top has a little tab that holds it together. I put adhesive on the wrong side of the tab and couldn't get it off. I had to cut off the tab, but didn't want to throw the whole box away. Washi to the rescue! I just taped it together and moved on. (I actually like it better with the tape! It was a happy little mistake...)



I wanted this to be a gift that kept on giving, so I added a couple of tags that could be used as ornaments. I cut the pieces at 3 inches from the Dream Pop cardstock and patterned paper. I added a 1 1/4-inch circle to the middle and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I then stamped the sentiment, which is from the "4 my friend" stamp set, on White Daisy cardstock using Lagoon and Whisper exclusive inks. I fussy cut the sentiment with my craft knife so that it wouldn't cover much of the background and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added some bakers twine for the hanger and a little message commemorating our crafty get together on the back. I tied a knot in the bakers twine and tucked it into the top of the lid.

Here are the boxes and their ornaments again:

I hope you enjoyed this little project. Don't be intimidated by that little box, it gives you a lot of bang for you buck!
Don't forget to play along in the Rose Blossom Garden! I can't wait to see what you come up with using the "G" key on the Artiste Cricut cartridge!



4 comments:

  1. What a cute little project!! Love it!

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  2. Your talent always amazes me!

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  3. OMGoodness, these are just adorable! Love, love pretty packages, and these are fabulous!

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