Thursday, September 14, 2017

Another 2017 Craft Show Goodie . . .

Hello All!
If you follow my blog, you know I'm preparing for this Fall's Private Craft Show at one of the local Country Clubs.  This is basically the same group of ladies I see at their Spring show, so I always try to have a few new 'goodies' for them to purchase along with my usual supply of cards, tea cups & tissue box covers.  

Earlier in the week I spotted this stack of gold boxes with clear covers that I've had in my stash for a good 5 years and thought 'Now what could I do with these that would be different?'  Well, here's what I've come up with:

A holiday gift idea of 4 note cards with envelopes & 5 wrapped Hershey Milk Chocolate Nuggets. Oh yea ... and I made the cute little snowman guys too!  I spotted them on THIS YouTube video.  Easy and SO CUTE!!

Okay ... back to my gift boxes.
Here's a photo TUTORIAL for you.

Product used:
4 1/2 x 5 3/4 gold box with clear lid

4 - 4 x 4 envelopes
4 - 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 blank note cards (card stock cut 7 1/2" x 3/4")

2 sheets - 6 x 12 patterned paper
(These papers are actually left over pieces from last years holiday projects!
So, I'm cleaning up some scraps along the way!  HOORAY!!)
You can use 1 sheet of 12x12 patterned paper for everything to match!

Peel & Stick Felt Stickers (decoration of your choice)

Step 1:  Cut  panel for the inside of your box 6 1/4" x 4 3/8".  Score at 1", 1-1/2" and 2" and fold to create a 'mountain divider' to separate note cards from chocolates.

AFTER SOME TWEAKING:  To cover the entire bottom of your box and have a taller 'dividing' panel, cut your paper at 7 5/8 x 4 3/8 ... scoring along the long side at 1 1/2,  2 1/2 and 3 1/2.

Step 2:  Adhere to the bottom of your box with double face tape.  Add a strip of double face tape (I used Scor Tape) to the middle of your 'chocolate side' to keep the nuggets securely in place.

Step 3:  Use the remaining paper that you used for your box bottom 
to cut 1 card panel & 2 wrappers
card panels are: 3 -1/2"  x 3 -1/2"
wrappers are:  3" x 1" 

TIP:  In order for FIVE nuggets to fit in the box,
 you will need to alternate them top side up and bottom side up.  
So be careful in your wrapping to be sure the
wrapper 'joining' is always on the bottom of your nugget piece.

Step 4:  From your other patterned paper, cut 3 card panels each 3 - 1/2" x 3 - 1/2"
and 3 wrappers each 3" x 1"

Adhere patterned paper to your note cards and decorate as you wish.

Step 5:  Inside your box place your envelopes & note cards on the one side.
Next remove the paper cover from your Scor tape and carefully position your nuggets.
Remember to alternate them (using the different colored papers helps to remind you of this fact).  They are a tight fit but if you position them as in the photo below, keeping the 2nd one down LAST, you can squeeze them together and they will stay due to the Scor tape.

Step 6:  Put the clear lid on and decorate with ribbon, etc. to finish.
I have chosen various ribbons I have from Really Reasonable Ribbons


I hope you've enjoyed this little holiday project!
Now I need to get back to work ... I still have another 15 boxes to do!

Challenges to share in:
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything Christmas
 The Merry Christmas Challenge #34 - ATG Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #14 - ATG Christmas
Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful made and looks great Darlene
Gr Karin

Pamela Korte said...

love them and thanks for the tutorial!!!!!

Vicki robertson said...

Love this idea, Darlene! So cute!

Annette Stapylton said...

What a fantastic idea. I love each and every one. YUMMY YUMMY I want one too. Great work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Lena's Creations said...

These are adorable, Darlene. You're totally going to rock this show!

Janis Lewis said...

So cute!
Janis, The Merry Christmas Challenge Owner/DT

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Awesome idea , and great tutorial !
Thanks for joining us at the Merry Christmas challenge blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

Chris said...

What a lovely idea...these make fabulous little gifts, love the snowmen too.
Thanks for the tutorial :)
Thank you for joining us this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Une excellente idée de cadeaux de Noël. J'ai un peu de mal avec les mesures en pouces. Chez nous les mesures sont en centimètres.Mais c'est superbe !
Merci de votre visite sur mon blog pour le challenge Sisterhood of Crafters. said...

What a cute idea and thanks so much for the tutorial!

Leslie Miller said...

So fun and CUTE, Darlene! Who could resist? Love that you decorated the nuggets to match. Those felt stickers are adorable and that candy cane snowman!!! What a treasure! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Ine
DT for:

laurie said...

These are AWESOME! What a fun cute and a great gift!

Conniecrafter said...

You came up with a terrific idea, and they look so pretty, love that you made a divider for them.... the snowmen were a cute idea to finish them off!!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh wow! So creative! These are going to be snatched right up!!! I always love looking at your craft fair wares, so creative, fun and priceless!

scrAPpamondo said...

Great project for your gifts, so creative!! Love the snowmen!

Jackie Cornfield said...

Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT

Larelyn said...

What a great crafty idea - such great gifts. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Team Clark said...

Darlene, these are the cutest and most creative projects! You did such an amazing job. I'm sure they will fly off the table! Hugs, Autumn

Shabby Chic Paper Crafts said...

Cute gift idea. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Victoria DT for