Friday, 21 December 2012

Last Minute Treat Box

Welcome to another Friday Little Claire Blog Project - this week it's my turn (Helen N) to share a project with you and I've chosen a very simple treat box.  It would work for any time of year but is  perfect for last minute Christmas gifts and is very simple to make.

Here's what you'll need to make it:

1 piece of 12 by 12 patterned paper
Little Claire 'The Magic of Christmas' stamp set
circle and scalloped circle dies

And this is what you need to do:

1. Score and fold the red Bazzill in to nine equal sections as shown in the photo.  A little tip - if you don't have a score board big enough for this (mine is A4) size, you can use a 12 by 12 paper trimmer instead. Lift the blade away from the card and then score along the indent in the base using an embossing tool - this also makes it easy to measure your card.

2. Next, starting from each corner of the square in the middle of the sheet, score outwards to the four corners of the sheet.  Mountain fold these score lines as shown in the photo.

3. Next you need to decorate the box.  I've kept mine very simple but you could add lots more to yours if you want to.

I cut four squares of green card slightly smaller than the square panels on my box and then attached a piece of patterned paper to each of the green squares (as shown in the photo above).

4. I stamped the sleigh image (in Memento) and words from the stamp set (in Versafine), die cut it into a circle and coloured with Promarkers

 Then I attached the circle and scalloped circle together and matted on to one of the patterned paper panels.

5. Open the red card out and attach the square panels as shown.  A little tip - before sticking the image panel in place, fold up the box to make sure the image and words are the right way up.

 6. Next use a single hole punch to put holes in each of the triangle panels as shown - to make sure the holes are even, pinch the triangles together and punch through both together.  Here's a close up of one of the corners:

7. Fold up the box and thread ribbon through the holes to hold it all together

 Keep pulling gently on the ribbon until the box looks a similar shape to this (overhead view)

Finally tie the ribbon in a bow.

Hope you like this project - please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Happy Christmas from me and the rest of the Design Team - hope you all have a wonderful and peaceful holiday.

Helen xx


  1. Fabby project, thanks for sharing. Going to make one of these later to put sweeties in for the table. Thanks Helen, have a great Christmas Heidi xxx

  2. fabulous idea xx Have a great Christmas xx