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 . . .

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