Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Sizzix Candy Box

Happy Wednesday!

A few weeks ago I promised a tutorial on a 'card' I made for the Stampin Up! Artisan showcase. Here's the card that I am talking about....


Well, I made one tiny little change so that this tutorial will in fact be for a 'box' but the end product is basically the same....only better.

Here's a list of supplies you will need:
1.) SU 1 3/8" circle punch
2.) SU scallop circle punch
3.) SU 1 3/4" circle punch
4.) 1 piece of plain card stock...directions for cutting to follow...I used black for the project I am going to share.
5.) 4 pieces of dsp cut 8 1/2 X 5 scored at 4 1/4 on the long side....I used SU's Ghostly Greetings for this...one piece is the orange skulls the rest are the black skulls
6.) 4 pieces of card stock cut to 8 1/2 X 5 scored at 4 1/4 on the long side...I used black for this
7.) Sizzix big mouth
8.) SU Sizzix Pennant die
9.) Crop-a-dile
10.) Ribbon
11.) sand paper/sand block

The first step would be to take your dsp paper (*supply #5 above) and fold it along your score lines. You will line this up with the small pennant on the sizzix die and run this through your machine. Sorry...this was almost impossible to photograph with only one set of hands! ;) When you have these punched out, tear along the perforated portion of the paper and then sand the edges to smooth.

Second, take the card stock (*supply #6 above) and fold it along your score lines and run throught the sizzix with the small pennant die. Do not tear the perforated lines. Put these aside.

Now take your sheet of card stock (I am using black) and score it 1/2" from any edge....

...pay no attention to the way-ward train! ;)

Now flip the sheet and line the score mark at 5 3/4"......

Score.....then line this mark up at 1/2" and cut....
Now repeat this process on the other 'side' of the paper....you will have 1/2" score lines all around your square....
Then cut the corner squares out...leaving this....

Now adhere your dsp triangles to the black scallop triangles and then glue these to the scored strips on your square above. You will then have this....


I then folded up the black triangles and glued them together. I pull the sides in first and glue...then the bottom. You will need to trim a tiny bit from one of the sides before glueing the bottom in place. This is something I 'eyeball' before applying my adhesive. Here's the box once the sides are glued....


Punch holes in the upper sides of the box and tie a ribbon through these holes and embellish/decorate to your liking. Here is my finished project....

Now had my candy gremlins not gotten into the licorice you would see how cute this is with it inside! I have none left! Did they really think I wouldn't notice they had been 'sneaking up on it' by leaving the empty bag? 'Sneaking up on it' is the way they describe this by the way. Evan was 'sneaking up on' the cookies for instance! Of course since Hayden is the youngest and still not really able to say much of anything...or even get the need for defending himself!...he's usually the one that gets blamed.


...You get this gist. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you get a chance to make one, link me up! I would love to see what you would do with it.

The stamp I used for this is from Papertrey. It's Spooky Sweets.

Hope you are all having a fabulous Wednesday! I am off to read a bit and enjoy...what I hope will be a quiet nap from Hayden!

Post you soon!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the way you did the colors on that.. and the box itself is very cute.

Swedie

Connie Collins said...

Jennifer,
I love the great box...thanks for sharing. Congrats on the Artisan Award too...you did a great job! Love the nickname "Big Mouth" for the Big Shot machine...too funny!

Connie
www.constantlystamping.com

Tiffany Johnson said...

This is way cool!!! TFS :)

The Rubber Maid said...

How cute that is and it makes a cute little girl surprise. I'll have to try that for my granddaughter Ellie. TFS your adorable little project. Pat

Joan Fricker said...

Great idea and thanks for the tutorial! I love the colors too!

Joan

All Pink girl said...

OH OMG this is so fabulous thanks so much for sharing xxxxxx
hope you are ok hugs Dawnxx

Tasha Hickert said...

Love your blog and all the great ideas you share. I tagged you on my blog so check out the details at http://tashasdesignworld.blogspot.com. Hope you have time to play!

Jessy said...

Great tutorial and great project. Im totally going to have to give this one a try. Your projects are so fun!!!

Beate said...

Girly, that is such a cool idea! Love both of your candy box/purses.
Hugs and smiles

P.s.: Great tutorial by the way.