Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Tips & Tricks Tuesday #8 - Valentine's Shaker Treat Box

As promised, I am sharing the Valentine's Shaker Treat Box I worked on creating last weekend here with you. I had a lot of fun designing this treat box with a fun, shaker window element using the Perfect Match Collection from Close To My Heart. I am looking forward to filling each box with Valentine's treats for my family and co-workers.

I played around a bit with the dimension for the box until I got it to what I wanted. Each box measures 4" square for the base and is 2" in height. I am happy to share the instructions for you here. You can download a PDF of the instructions as well as watch a process video at the end of this post.

To create the box you will need - 1 piece of 12"x12" cardstock, 1 piece of 6"x6" patterned paper, 2 pieces of 4"x4" acetate (window sheets), sequins or other small elements for shaker, strong adhesive, 3-D foam adhesive, a scoring platform and a heart (or other shaped) die to cut out the window.

Cut the 12"x12" piece of cardstock into 1 8"x8" piece and 2 4"x4" pieces.

Score the 8"x8" piece of cardstock on all sides at 2". Fold along score lines.

Score the 6"x6" piece of patterned paper on all sides at 15/16". Fold along score lines.

Cut along score lines on 2 sides of each piece to form tabs.

For extra stability adhere one 4"x4" piece of cardstock to inside bottom of box base.

Place adhesive on outside of tabs and fold in to form box base.

Stack 2nd 4"x4" piece of cardstock on center of box lid patterned paper and using a die cut or other method, cut out window element.

Adhere 1 piece of 4"x4" acetate to underside of box lid, covering opening.

Outline opening with thin 3-D foam tape. Make sure to leave cover over tape.

Using an anti-static pouch (or dryer sheet). Wipe over window and then sprinkle in sequins or other shapes. Remove cover from foam tape and adhere 2nd piece of acetate to finish window.

Adhere 2nd piece of 4"x4" cardstock over window on the inside to hide the acetate and foam tape.

Add adhesive to tabs on outside of box lid, fold under and adhere to create lid.

Add some cardstock or other patterned paper to edge of box lid to finish it.

I finished my box with some ribbon tied around the box and a cute tag cut and stamped with images from the Months of the Year February Stamp set from Close To My Heart.

You can download a PDF with the step-by-step instructions here.

You can see the step-by-step assembly of this treat box in the following video.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks for stopping by!

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