Thursday, January 29, 2015

January ProjectPea Blog Hop

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.



46 comments:

  1. That is the cutest Cathy. I have to try this box. You will not regret buying that tool. I use it so often. It makes the cutest boxes etc. If you go on Pinterest I have an Envelope Punch Board , Board.

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  2. Cute little box! Love the added embossing touch. Just precious ♥

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  3. Cute as can be, Cathy! That's a lot of scoring!!! Great job!

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  4. cute project ...great tutorial !

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  5. Super cute box, love the tutorial, I'm gonna have to dust off my envelope board and try this!

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  6. Cute box, love how you decorated it.

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  7. Very cute. I like the colors. Love my envelope punch board--thanks for another project to try.

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  8. Thanks for the directions on making the little box. The shovel to carry out the "I dig you" theme is a great idea.
    Love the little box. So will the person who gets it.

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  9. Pretty box! Amazing tool, too!! Love it!

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  10. Oh this is so cool!! I have this punch board at home and have not used it! Now I can't wait to try this! Awesome project and tutorial!

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  11. Too cute and looks
    fun to make!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Such a cute box,,, thank you very much for the tutorial... I will have to give it a try,,, wish me luck :)

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  13. Sweet little box. Love the color scheme.

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  14. Thank you for the tutorial, that's great. The sweet treat box is so cute!

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  15. great little treat box thanks for the tutorial

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  16. What a fabulous little treat box - love it!!!

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  17. This takes crafting to a whole new level!

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  18. This is so cute! So much detail, totally love it!! <3

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  19. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm definitely bookmarking this page. I love when I can use a tool for more than what it was designed for.

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  20. I love seeing 3-D projects. This so cute and practical too! A good use of the new stamps. Thanks.

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  21. So colorful and cute.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  22. Love this sweet little treat box and I'm so super impressed you designed this on your envelope punch board!

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  23. What an adorable little treat box! The stamp sets you used are so cute.

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  24. super sweet treat! ty for sharing

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  25. I love this box. I have only used my envelope cutter a few times so I am excited to try this out!

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  26. Cute box.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Fabulous projects. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  28. Wow, what a gorgeous treat box :)

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  29. what a great little way to package up a small treasure! Who wouldn't just love to get this,I think this would be great for gifting the people in my office & the schools I work in...love it!

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  30. I am always looking for new ways to use my envelope punch board! Cute project- thanks for the detailed description!

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  31. Sweet! Bookmarked this page for future use--thanks!

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  32. oh wow this is so creative. if I tried, it would turn into a hot mess! LOL

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  33. How CUTE!! I really love how you decorated this little box and the stripes around are just perfect; they really do look like washi tape.

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  34. I love this, how fun its such a cute box

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  35. I love this, how fun its such a cute box

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  36. Wow what a great little box...love how creative you were with the envelope board.

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  37. What a darling little take-out treat box!!! I love it! Thanks for the great inspiration!! :)

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  38. REally? I mean really? hahahahah... I have this punch board but mine is still in the package. Your cute little creation makes me want to dig it out and make this.

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  39. Adorable take out treat box....love it! I have this board and feel inspired to pull it out now.

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  40. Thanks for tutorial. Beautiful creation.
    Marjeta

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  41. Oh my!!!! What a great how-to!!! Thank you - I will be giving this a try - totally awesome!!! Love the way you "cute" d up the box too !!! Just completely awesome!!!!

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  42. So, Cathy, you are really branching out to packaging now, aren't you? Another sweet, sweet package! Love the colors you chose and all the great details like the embossing, the strip across the bottom and the little hearts. I will have to ask you more about that envelope punch board (because I need another tool, of course!)

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  43. love making 3D projects, can't wait to try this one.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate each and every one of them. Cathy