Sunday, January 20, 2008

Window Box of Chocolove!

Isn't this cute?? To make this treat box you'll need clear boxes and a Coluzzle with an oval template. Start with a piece of CS 5 7/8" x12" for your insert. Then stamp the giraffe in the center of the strip.
Lay the oval template on top and choose a track SMALLER than your image(so it won't fall out when after cutting. I read this great tip a few years ago( don't remember where, sorry!) to mark the different tracks with different colored Sharpies, this makes it much easier to see and make sure you put your knife in the correct one. Here I chose the green one)

Insert the blade, cutting just up to the edge of the image, remove the blade, and start again on the other side of the image. Next you will needs paper snips or other small scissors to trim around the image to remove the excess CS from the oval, and you have a window!
Stamp your background paper as desired(don't these stamps make fun backgrounds?!), with a balloon just above the oval to the right to line up with the tail. Color. Score the CS at 2 3/4",3 3/4", 8", and 9". It is not necessary to add the ribbon but it lends some luxury to your gift box. Thread the ribbon behind the giraffe, bend the scores and attach the ribbon at back with glue dots.

Insert your CS into the box and draw a line on the box connecting the tail to the balloon for a "string" with a sharpie pen(see top pic). Stand the box upright and fill with candies* to just above the top of the window, then close the box and admire your work! You did it! (When no one is looking, open it back up and sneak a few out.**)

*Valentine peanut M&Ms , these look really cute with the heart shaped balloons and giraffe print, and are just so tasty


** Repeat this last step a few times, before ultimately deciding to finish eating the candies yourself, they're almost gone...Happy Valentine's Day to YOU!

24 comments:

Donna said...

this is my favorite project with your set! it's genius to cut out the window around the giraffe! love it

Jules said...

Wow! What great directions! Thank you. :) Julie

Rose Ann said...

Your box is absolutely adorable, and wow..your cutting is top notch!! Super project!! (Thanks for all of the deets)!

lavafrogg said...

Wow! great idea.

Mary Campbell said...

Adorable! I love it. Thanks for sharing. Mary

Deb said...

Wow, this is awesome, so cute!! How creative you are. Where do you get the plastic boxes Gina K or Papertrey? Thanks for the awesome instructions!!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome job on this Mel! LOVE it!

Tanja said...

Oh, how cute!!

Barb Schram said...

Love this tutorial! Thank you! And is so creative, Melanie. Great idea.

mimihas5 said...

Your box of chocolove is adorable. TFS.

Mary

Jovita said...

This is just darling and you did a wonderful job cutting around giraffe. Great project and thanks for sharing - Jovi

Lastel said...

WOW , super cool , love it , love how you did the window !

Laurie Schmidlin said...

This is just adorable!! I just got this super cute set and I can't wait to ink it up!! :-)

Jana Weaver said...

Adorable!!! I absolutely love it!! Thanks for sharing with us all!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Totally cute idea there Mel!

Lori said...

Wow! Wow! and more Wow! :)
Thanks for sharing this!!

Erin Smetak said...

I love this idea! Awesome project! Can't wait to get some clear boxes so I can do this!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lori J said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing. :0)

roz said...

Awesome tutorial....can't wait to try it myself. If you don't have a colluzle but have the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System, that should also work for making the window.

Lee said...

How absolutely A-DORable!!!! And thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!! Maybe I can even do this!!! LOL I sure am lovin' this stamp set since I got it!!

Anonymous said...

This is just ADORABLE!
Starla (star)

Karen said...

Very clever! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Littlekel90 said...

This is just adorable! I love this stamp set, and the more I see with it, the more I really think I need to have it! Great directions, wonderful photos. Thanks for taking the time to show us. :) Kelly

gretchenhs said...

What a wonderful (and fairly easy) project to do! Thanks for the tip!