To create this box, I first made a template by tracing the shape of the original box onto some 110 lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
I drew in score lines, making sure to get the correct angles, and then cut out the flaps and notches.
I made the box itself from the fabulous Swan Lake Paper by Close To My Heart. For the embellishment, I used stamps from Close To My Heart's Some Kinda Wonderful (Cardmaking) stamp set. I stamped the bird image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on both the patterned paper and White Daisy Cardstock. I also stamped the speech bubble from the set on White Daisy in the same black ink. I colored the bird on the white cardstock with Copic Markers (Y02, Y06, Y15 and YR4 for the beak) and cut it out by hand, cutting off the feet and little feather. I added it directly to the front of the box, piecing it over the stamped image so that the feet and feather matched up. I added hearts to the speech bubble in Eggplant ink and hand cut the speech bubble from the cardstock. I popped the speech bubble up with foam tape. (This set has matching dies, which I have, that work beautifully. I didn't want the extra little border that the dies leave on this project, so I hand cut the images.) Finally, I added a few dots and lines with my Copic Multiliner to "ground" the bird on the box.
I decided to make this box into a little bag, so I punch two little holes in the top fold of the bag and added some White & Gold striped ribbon for a handle, securing it with a little adhesive.
Here's a look at the back of the bag. The closure is a series of flaps and notches.
And here's a look at what the bag can hold (in addition to Godiva truffles!):
This is such a cute shape! I foresee some Valentine versions of this box coming soon! Until then, let's take one more look at this sweet little treat:
Have a wonderfully creative day!