These little boxes are so much fun and easy! I first got the pattern on SUDSOL a few years ago, but it held only one Chirardelli Chocolate, then later, I *think* it was Chi Chi Allen who came up with this version that held three.
These are SO perfect for handing out to teachers, or coworkers. Who doesn't like Ghirardelli chocolate?
The scalloped image is from the Valentine Bundle from Stampin' Up. I stamped the image, then colored the heart and little dots using my blender pen and ink from the Red Hood Red Classic Ink pad. I then used the 1 inch Circle Punch to cut out the center. I glued the rest of the scallop onto a black circle (made with the 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch), then popped up the center portion with a Jody Circle Foam Dot! I added Sakura Black Glaze to the dots in the heart, so they look embossed.
This seriously took all of five minutes! I used the background stamp called Stitched, but you could also use roller wheels or stamps to make any background. This one is held closed by the ribbon, but you could use those cool magnetic snaps too! When you open the inside, I made a little notch in the front with the Designer Label Punch so that you can see the chocolate and grab them with ease.
I don't know what I did with the directions from Chi Chi, I took one apart that I had made up previously. So, I'll tell you how I made this, and write a tutorial later in the week if you need one.
- Cut your cardstock 4.5 x 8
- Score the short end in 1 inch on each side.
- Score the long side at 2inches, 3 inches, 5 inches and 6 inches.
- On the score lines that you made at five and six inches, cut on those lines until you reach the vertical score. That makes two tabs
- On the two and three inch score lines, cut in to the first score line, then flip it, and also cut down the vertical line. So, three inches on each side the flaps will be gone.
- Stamp and fold your box.
I hope that made sense. I will post a photo tomorrow or later today if I can. Thanks for stopping by! I will be back later today to draw a winner for the blog candy. Oh my.. you guys ROCK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the recipes! Thank you SOOOOO much! My crock is gonna rock baby! LOL. You make my days with the sweet comments! I wish I had enough Copics to share with everyone.
See ya soon!