Love Candy Box

Materials

  • Bare Elements Patsy Mini Boxes Pocketbook (Creative Imaginations)
  • Double-sided patterned: Prudence Consideration (Crate Paper); Out & About No. 2 Tiny Dots (My Mind’s Eye)
  • Antique Frames White Rub-On Transfers (Hambly Screen Prints)
  • Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Fabric Brads (K&Co.)
  • Chipboard Shape Thickers Stickers (American Crafts)
  • Love Notes Shaped Pins (Making Memories)
  • Red sheer hearts ribbon

Tools

  • Cellophane candy bag and filler
  • Heidi Grace Sentiments Clear Stamps (Fiskars)
  • ColorBox Charcoal Fluid Chalk Inkpad (Clearsnap)
  • Black ZIG Memory System pen (EK Success)
  • Scallop Paper Edgers (Fiskars)
  • Small foam sponge or dauber
  • Foam adhesive dots
  • Optional: The Whale of a Punch Daisy (EK Success)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cover sides and back of box with blue paper, front with floral paper and visible portion of flap with red dot paper. Sponge Charcoal ink around all edges.

STEP 2

  • Use Paper Edgers to cut 10”-long scalloped red dot strip; glue around bottom of box. Glue chipboard flourish to box flap as shown.

STEP 3

  • Punch or hand-cut two 2” flowers from blue paper. Ink edges Charcoal; draw faux stitching with pen.

STEP 4

  • Layer flowers, offsetting petals, and secure with brad. Insert brad ends through box flap. Place adhesive dots under each side of flap to secure it to box.

STEP 5

  • Fill cellophane bag with candy, tie with ribbon and insert in box. Stamp “LOVE” on blue paper and apply white rub-on frame. Cut out tag and pin to ribbon knot.

More

  • 1. Replace tag letters with “BDAY” for birthday favors.
  • 2. Think green! Refresh recycling bin finds with papers and embellishments.
  • 3. Create a coordinating card.
by Lisa Dorsey
Love Candy Box
Love Candy Box