Friday, January 29, 2010

Days Go By...

And the blog remains unupdated! So sorry! The only excuse I have is that I have been busy... with everything except for crafting. Job has been taking up a lot of time. Kids activities have too. Meetings, practices, etc. the list is endless. But today I have a cute little Valentine box you might like. It uses up those left over PTI boxes as well.

This is not an original idea, I got it from watching Stamp TV. It was taught by GinaK. If you google Stamp TV clear boxes it is one of the first hits. The boxes that Gina K uses are smaller than the PTI stamp boxes that I used so you can not use her dimensions if you are using PTI boxes. To make the lid and the bottom I used two pieces of hibiscus cardstock that were 8.5 x 4.5 inches. On the short side I scored in at 1 1/8 on each side. On the long side I scored in at just a hair under 1 1/4 inches. I say a hair under because you need the lid especially to be a little loose. Decorate before folding... its so much easier! Tie it all together with some pretty ribbon and add an embellie. All done! BTW, this holds a ton of candy! The first box is filled with hershey kisses (a full bag), the second is filled with Dove hearts (another full bag). So if you want to be a little cheaper maybe add some pretty shredded paper in the bottom.

12 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Oooo, very yummy! I'd love to receive this treat box. ;) You did a great job with it, Michele.

BethieJ said...

Michele I LOVE this! I need to watch the video.. so CUTE!!!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Claire Brennan said...

gorgeous wee box Michele!!

Rhonda said...

Oh I love this! thanks for the suggestion of pretty paper on the bottom.

Melissa said...

Beautiful Michele--but I don't think I have any of those boxes laying around, LOL! Only 60 or so! My kids would be in heaven with this huge box full of candy! Have a great weekend!

ashjoy said...

Life does sometimes take over. But glad you could sneak in a little time. Very sweet Valentine, you can never go wrong with chocolate and PTI!

Val said...

This is so cool! I just happen to have some empty PTI boxes sitting on my desk. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are DARLING! I love the way the box is oriented (standing up as opposed to lying down like I did with my boxes). Thanks for including the measurements, I need to try one of these!

Belinda said...

How yummy!

Aimes said...

Now that's a gorgeous box jam packed with deliciousness! I'm drooling at the sight of it! How many did you manage to resist whilst making it!? LOL!
x

Deb C said...

Adorable! I'd love to get something like that for V-day. What a great idea to use the packaging. Hmmm....the gears are turning in my head.....dangerous, I tell you! LOL~

Nadine said...

Oooohhh, thanks for sharing how you made this! I need to make a couple of these too. Your boxes look so fun and adorable!