These treat boxes are made for Scor-Pal October Challenge: “Sweet Treats”. I am so honored to be their guest designer for this month.
As you can download from the Scor-Pal website, tutorial for the blue box can be downloaded here!
In case you are new to paper folding – With the patterned side facing you, “Mountain” and “Valley” folds are as shown:
These boxes are easy to make: very little cutting/taping involved. They are so cute that just simply folded with patterned paper and tied with some ribbon will do the job. I can see the happy faces when I hand them out on Halloween. Sweet Treats!
Even Bigger Version: 2” x 2” x 5” for the body! Just think of the stuff you can put in them!
The scoring and folding are the same as in the tutorial linked above except in Step 2:
Long Side at Top: Score at 1-1/4”, 2”, 2-1/4” and 3”; Turn the paper around and score the other end at the same marks.
Body cover piece: 5” x 8” and score at 2”, 4”, 6”.
I then cut and punched eight 2” x 2” squares (4 for each end) to extend the ends. In my opinion, the box would be more balanced this way. Since most edge punches have a pattern of close to 2”, it is very easy to decorate the boxes.
Adding a window: Using Scotch tape to attach a piece of acetate to the inside.
Normal Shape punches can only reach this section and a little edge/tape will show in the finished box. I used an 1-3/4” punch here.
An Anywhere Punch would be wonderful to add a perfect window. Punch either one of the two middle sections. This punch I am using is a little small to my liking.
Baby Candy: Patterned paper size: 4-1/2” x 6” (Stampers, think of all the 6” x 6” pads you have! lol)
Step 1: Short side at top. Score at 1”, 2”, 3” and 4”.
Step 2: Long side at top. Score at 3/4”, 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”, 2”, 4”, 4-1/2”, 4-3/4” and 5-1/4”.
Step 3: Stamp (Optional)
Step 4: Short side at top, 1/2” section on the right. Put each 1” section between 7” and 8” line on Scor-Pal, put ruler against 7-3/8”, mark between the two closer horizontal scored lines on both ends.
Still short side at top, 1/2” section on the right. Put the paper against Left corner, put ruler against 3-5/8”, mark between the two closer horizontal scored lines on both ends.
Fold and cut – You should get the shape below. Then follow the steps in the tutorial linked above.
You may want to practice on some scraps or try the Letter-Size version first. 🙂
Wheeeeew~ What a long post! Hope you enjoyed it and will give it a try! Please feel free to link your projects in the comments, I’d love to see your beautiful creations!