Welcome to the January ProjectPea Blog Hop!
I'm so glad you stopped to take a look at the fun project I have for you on the Hop! Since Valentine's Day is coming quickly, I thought I'd show you something that is cute, easy to make, and holds a small treat.
Last November, ProjectPea teamie, Lisa Lara was a brilliant enabler by creating such a cute project using an envelope punch board that I needed to buy one immediately! I had such good intentions of using it, but it sat untouched, in my craft room until today!
It's a fun tool to use and there are so many fabulous projects folks have made. One of my favorites was created by Sam Hammond Donald. So let's get started with making the treat box!
Start with a 6 x 6" piece of paper.
Line up your paper at 1 3/4". Punch & score.
Slide your paper over to 3 1/8". Punch & score.
Slide paper over to 4 1/2". Punch & score.
Turn your paper to the next side and line up the first score line with the the little arrow-tip, punch & score. Do this on each score line on this side and the remaining two sides.
(The picture above shows one side finished with the second side almost complete.)
Here's what the paper looks like when it's all punched and scored.
As with most boxes, there are sections you will cut off. I've marked the spots you'll cut with an "X". On the long side, you'll cut one more square to the score line.
(*On my first couple of trials, my next step was cutting off the tabs I didn't need, which seemed logical but I messed up the stamping and had to start again! Eventually, I wised-up and stamped before I cut.)
|My model box with all of the tabs cut off.|
The punched and scored 6 x 6 paper for my box is stamped and ready to be trimmed. I masked the shovels to stamp the bottom border and the mini heart stamps on the sides. Doesn't the striped border look like Washi tape?!?
The picture below is the box after I trimmed it and the two end flaps have the corners rounded with the Envelope Punch Board.
Fold on the score lines and tape the marked flaps. Your box is ready to be assembled. . .
. . . and your treats added. This box is the perfect size for two of the tiny one bite candy bars. Enough to take care of a sweet tooth, but not go crazy!
I used the Special Delivery stamp set to create my border and for the heart background. The shovel is from Classroom Cupids, and I pulled out the SugarCuts Heart Border die to make the string of five little hearts. If you have an eagle eye, you'll also notice the tiny heart from the SugarCuts Heart Journal Card.
Once you get the knack, this little box is super-quick to make and goes perfectly with the SugarPea stamps!
Thanks for stopping by on the January Project Pea Blog Hop! Remember to comment and win on each of the stops for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to spend in the SugarPea Boutique.