All in One Christmas Card Treat BoxDecember 19, 2011 1:00 am Cardmaking, Christmas, Crafts, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Winter
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
What’s more fun than receiving a card with a treat attached? This cute little gift box is attached directly to the card and can be decorated for any occasion and filled with any kind of treat. The ideas are limited only by your imagination.
- Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Paper Pad
- Merry Christmas Rub-Ons
- Red Cardstock
- 1″ Square Punch
- Tape Runner
- Scoring Board
- Paper Trimmer
- 3-d Adhesive Dots
Begin by cutting a piece of red cardstock to 6 ½” x 11 ¾”. Then, using your scoring board and the long side of the paper score at 3 ½”, 7″, 8 ½”, 9 ¼”, 10 ¾” and 11 ½”. Rotate the paper so the short side is at the top of the scoring board and again score at ¾” and 5 ¾”.
Next, trim using the scissors the ¾” flap from the left of the cardstock on both the top and bottom up to the 7″ score line as seen in the picture. This should leave you 5 tabbed areas at the end (far right) of your cardstock with the last tab measuring ¼”.
Now, cut the tabs on each score line just up to the score line that runs the length of the paper. Cut off and remove the extra ¼” pieces on each end. Repeat this step on the other end of the cardstock piece.
Fold the box at the score lines to give them a good solid crease. It should look like this.
Unfold the box and cut a strip of the, “Tis the Season” patterned paper from the Graphic 45 Paper Pad that measures the length and width (5″ x 1 ½”) of the front panel of the box and adhere it on. Position the square punch where you want the window to begin at the top and start punching the window out; overlapping the next punch over the previous one to be sure to open the entire space. I positioned the window 1″ from the top and bottom of the box, but you can choose how tall you want your window to be on it. You may have to fold the ¼” flap at the bottom of the paper inward so the punch fits up to the center flap.
At this point, your box will look like this. Cut a piece of laminate to fit on the inside of the box behind the window making sure to cut it longer and wider than the window opening and adhere it using the glue.
Using the tape runner, place a small amount of tape on the ¾” tabs and fasten them to the larger tab as shown in the pictures. Make sure not to adhere the very top flap because that’s the one that will open and close the box as seen in the second picture below.
Here is what your card treat box will look like at this point.
Now cut a piece of the “Tis the Season” patterned paper from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Paper Pad that measures 4 ½” x 3″ and tape it on the front of the card using the tape runner. Cut a 3 ½” x 2 ½” piece of red cardstock and adhere it to the patterned paper. Trim around the “Right and Jolly Christmas Tag from the Santa Express” sheet in the Graphic 45 Paper Pad and using 3- adhesive dots glue it to the red cardstock. Open the card up and on the inside place the “Merry Christmas” rub-on and rub to adhere it. Trim 2 of the striped corners from an extra piece of the “Tis the Season” patterned paper and tape them to the left corners.
Fill with a special treat and your card treat box is ready to share.