Monday, March 10, 2014

Easter Candy Gift Box Tutorial

We made this adorable Easter candy box as a make-n-take at my crop last Saturday.  Since many of you asked for the directions, here is the tutorial.  This is my first written tutorial, so if I've missed something or something isn't clear, be sure to let me know! 

First of all, I'll show you the finished product:

You will need two pieces of cardstock.  Cut one piece 4" x 9" (box), and one piece 1/2" by 11" (basket handle).  Set the basket handle piece aside for now.  Punch a decorative edge along one of the 9" sides of your 4 x 9 cardstock piece.  The Stampin' Up! punch I used (the Scallop Trim Border Punch) takes only about 1/8" off the edge of the paper.  If you are using a bigger decorative edge punch, you may want to increase your cardstock size to 41/2" or 5" x 9".

Stamp the Easter image of your choice on one side of the cardstock using a slightly darker color than your cardstock or versamark.  I used the adorable egg from the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set.

Score the 9" length of the cardstock (landscape) at 1/2", 1 3/4", 4 3/4", and 6". 
Score the 4" length of the cardstock (portrait), and opposite of your decorative edge,  at 1 1/4".  Your cardstock should look like this:

Cut on the score lines as shown below, totally removing the little piece on the end.  Only cut from the edge of the cardstock up to the 1 1/4" score line.  Remove that pesky little piece on the bottom right hand corner.  Your piece of cardstock should now look like this:

With your piece of cardstock right side up,  add your sticky strip tape and punch a hole on the box front using the scallop oval punch as shown below:

Fold on the score lines to create your box and remove the outer layer of sticky strip tape to seal shut.

Now take your 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock and add sticky strip tape to both ends.  Insert it into the box and adhere on the insides.  Then decorate the front of your box with little flowers or other decorations of your choice.  I used the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch.  Add some baby pearls or other bling to the flower centers.  Fill a little baggie with jelly beans, add a tied bow, and you're done.  Woohoo!  A cute and easy Easter candy gift.  Enjoy!

Whew!  That wasn't too hard - maybe I'll try a video next time.

Happy Scramping!