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Easel Card Candy Box Gift Combo by Marie Berquist

This project is frm the Amazingly-Fancy Folds Blog Hop, I promised I would return with a tutorial for my Easel Treat Box.  This is a fun way to give a card and gift together and it really isn’t that difficult.

The first step is to create your treat box.  You can actually create your box to coordinate with your treats.  First you have to determine what size of box you will need.  For my project I used some chocolate nugget candies, so I laid them end to end in three rows and then I measured the area they covered.  I determined that my box would need to be 4 1/8” x 3”, plus 5/8” deep.  Using these measurements, I created a template for my box.  You can use this same template but just adjust the measurements for your needs.

Score and fold on the dotted lines.

Cut on each scored line on both sides of the width, from the edge to the first score line along the length.  Add double-sided “terrific” tape to each tab.

Next you want to create your opening in the box lid.  I cut a rectangle that is larger than the “window” (or die shape) that I plan to use in my easel card.  Try to leave at least a ¼” border around the edges to adhere your card to.

Now you can remove the protective layer from the tape and fold your box together.  I usually do the bottom first and then fold the top over the bottom as I put it together to make sure it will fit.

You don’t have to tie your box shut but if you want to, add your ribbon before adding your card.  I adhered one piece to the left side of the “window” and ran it under the box to the right side where it could be tied in a bow with the 2nd piece that I adhered to the right of the window.

Now it is time to create your card.  You are simply creating an easel card the size of your box.  You can see the basics of making an easel card here in our Tips and Techniques.  You want your card to be the same size or slightly larger than your box top.  Since the top of my box measured 4 1/8” x 3”, I used a card base measuring 6½” x 4¼”.  I punched around the card and folded this in half.  I added a piece of coordinating cardstock to the bottom half of the card on the inside and then used a die to create my “window” by die cutting through both layers.  I added a piece of acetate to the back of the card and then folded the top part of the card in half so it is ready for the card front.

Your card front will be the same size as your card base.  For my card front I used a digital image, colored it, and punched a small border across the top and bottom.  I ran a piece of tape behind the punched borders and added glitter to the exposed adhesive.  I layered this on a piece of coordinating cardstock and then on a white rectangle that was the same size as the card base after I punched around the edges.  I added it to the folded front of the card base so when the card is opened the front image stands up.  I added small buttons to the inside to hold the card image open.  Now you can add the card to the top of the treat box.

Your final step is to decorate your treats.  For the nuggets I used a 1” x 3” strip of white cardstock punched along the sides and wrapped this around each nugget.  I used a strip of polka dot cardstock slightly smaller than the white strip to wrap around the center of each nugget, leaving the white punched edge revealed.  I placed the treats in the box and tied it shut with the ribbon.

I hope you will take the time to try this project.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this is a perfect way to show someone they are loved!

Don’t forget that we have a sketch challenge through the end of the month – yes, January is almost over!!  Head over to ourCreative Challenge Blog to get all the details.  Also, we have some great specials this month.  You can see them all here.

Hope you have an inspired week!!

E. Marie

Supplies used:

STAMP CREDITS:

Love Letter Fairy - Digital Stamp [Digi067]

Label Phrases [3429-423E]

OTHER SUPPLIES:

Lana Pink Embossing Powder [EP150]

Collegiate Garnet Glitter [G1114]

Memento Ink - Lady Bug [99625]

Embossable Clear Acetate [99602]

Sticker Paper [99558]

1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific Tape" [SAT01]

SNS Dimensional Glue [539]

Cardstock:  White, Pink Heart Decorative, and Red Polka Dot Decorative

Alcohol Markers

Label Die

Heart Dies

Scalloped Corner/Border Punch Set

Heart Border Punch

Heart Buttons

Sheer Pink Polka Dot Ribbon

Chocolate Nugget Candy




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