21 September 2016

A Short Tutorial in Creating Kindness (part 4)

Hi All! Welcome to the fourth and final tutorial in this Creating Kindness treat box series. Throughout the series, we've been creating treat boxes from the card bases that are part of the limited edition Create Kindness card kit by Close To My Heart. If you missed the first three tutorials, you can find them here, here, and here

Here's the project we are making today: 
And here's a look at the supplies I used:
So let's get started!

 First, notice that the card base is pre-scored at 3 inches. DO NOT fold on the pre-scored line yet.
Place your card base in your scoring tool so that it is in the landscape position. (The pre-scored line should line up with the 3-inch mark at the top of your score board.) Score at the 2 1/2-inch and 3 1/2-inch marks. 

Next, fold and crease the scorelines you just made, using your bone folder to make sure the creases are nice and crisp.
When you've finished folding along the scorelines you made, your card base should look like the picture above. (Notice that we still have NOT folded along the pre-scored line yet.)
Now, turn the card base over so that the patterned side is facing your work surface and fold your base in half along the pre-scored line. Make sure your edges line up nicely and reinforce the fold using your bone folder.
With your card base still folded in half, fold the front along the score line you made so that the patterned side of the paper is now facing you. Turn the card over and fold the back in the same way. When you have finished, your card should have a "W" fold, as shown above.
Next, open your card back up so that the pattern side is facing your work surface and add adhesive along the top edge of the card.
Then fill a cellophane bag with candy. (I'm using the bottom half of one of the bags I use to protect my notecards once they are made. However, you can pick up treat bags in all shapes and sizes online or at your local craft store.)
Now, place your bag on the adhesive at the top of the card base. Make sure to leave room at the bottom for the bag to hang in the holder. Don't worry if your bag is too tall, we'll cut the excess off in a minute. (Note, I also had to tuck in one of the sides of my bag as it was a little too wide.)
Once your treats are in place, fold up your bag so that the bottom and top edges of the card meet and staple it shut. Trim off any excess cellophane that sticks out at the top. Your bag is now done and ready to decorate. How easy was that?!
To decorate the bag, stamp your greeting on one of the white cardstock circles included with the card bases and color it as you wish. I used my PrismaColor pencils with this one. (By the way, missing from the photo above is the white pencil that I used to add highlights to the image after I was done coloring.)

Now pop your image on your bag with foam adhesive and you are done!

Here's a look at the treat bag we made along with the original:
And there you go! Remember, this card kit comes with 24 bases, so that means 24 treat boxes and bags in 4 different shapes. There are links to both the card kit and to just the card bases below. The whole kit includes 24 card bases, envelopes, and cardstock circles, a 2x2-inch acrylic block for stamping, 8 (EIGHT!) stamps, and an ink cube (the only thing you can't buy separately), and comes neatly packaged in a mini stamp organizer. If you don't want the whole kit, you can buy each piece separately except the ink cube. However, you can buy a full-sized archival ink stamp pad instead. This kit is only available through 30 September, so get it while you can!

Hope you enjoyed these tutorials. Stay tuned to see what we do with the envelopes!

In the meantime, have a wonderfully creative day!






1 comment:

  1. I just made a treat container this week just like this one, too! But I would never have thought to make one from a pre-scored card base. That is genius, Kim! Such a great way to stretch the use of our supplies. And SO darn cute, too boot! TFS!

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