Saturday, September 9, 2017

2017 Fall Craft Show Goodies + Tutorial

Happy Weekend Everyone!

The past week or so I have finally gotten serious about creating for an upcoming show I have on the 20th at the local Country Club.  It's the same group of ladies I see for both Spring & Fall shows so besides having a variety of cards available for them to thumb through, I try to have a few little extra goodies.  They are always looking for the tissue box covers and tea cups I have for sale and they are usually on the look out for some smaller gift giving goodies.

Here is the EXTRA little goodies I've come up with this year (so far):

 Tea Lights



Both in everyday designs and holiday designs.

I spotted the original tutorial for the box HERE then expanded on her idea and turned it into a 'window box'.

Here's the details if you'd like to try it yourself!

Are you like me and save that clear packaging some dies come in?  Well if you do, you're in luck because they make fabulous WINDOWS!!

I use a pair of kitchen (heavy duty) shears to cut off the thick edged sides, then square them up on my cutter.  That way,  when you need 'windows' (works great for shaker cards too), you simply have to cut them to the size you need ... VIOLA!

I used 1/8" Scor Tape around the edges to adhere my windows to my boxes. 

 This small rectangle box will hold 3 tea lights or 5 Hershey Nuggets (if you position every other one upside down).  

TIP:  You can get THREE boxes out of one 12x12 sheet of heavier grade designer paper.  I've used double sided paper since it is usually a heavier grade.

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/2" x 12".  Score on all four sides at 1".  Score on the long side at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2".  

 2.  Before folding, cutting & assembling my box, I created my window.  To do that,  I cut a scrap piece of white card stock 3 1/4" x 1" and used that as my window template.  Using a pencil, I outlines my template and cut out the opening with my Fiskars swivel craft knife.

3.  After cutting out the window, I adhered my clear window panel ( which was cut at 4" x 1 7/16")  to the 'INSIDE' of the lid end of your box.  NOW you can fold on the score lines, cut up to the score lines to create the gluing tabs and assemble your box.

Decorate as you wish!

You can make a tag, or simply use pretty ribbon and a charm as I have.  Your choices are endless ... be creative!   In fact, for the everyday tea light boxes, I used some fancy buttons I had in my stash.

 I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and will give it a try! 
Makes a great little gift for that someone special you don't want to spend a lot of money on but want them to know they hold a special place in your heart!  After all, it shouldn't be about how much you spend on a person ... it's the fact that you just want to show them that you care!!

Challenges to share in:
Scor-pal More than One Score Challenge #41 - Bags & Boxes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #33 - ATG Christmas
Creates and Makes Challenge #14 - ATG
The Holly and Ivy Challenge #14 - ATG

 Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Have a great weekend!
As always . . .

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