Happy Holiday Blitz Day 16! I had every intention of posting this yesterday evening however sleep go in the way *lol*! Yesterday I left just after breakfast to start my Christmas shopping. As I walked into Toys R Us, it immediately hit me why I tell myself every year that I need to start my Christmas shopping earlier (which of course I didn’t). It was an absolute MAD HOUSE in there. I was shopping for 11 kids (5 of my own and my nieces and nephews) so it took a LONG time. I think I spent about 3 1/2 hours in there. After that I went to the mall and continued shopping until about 4:30 pm. By the time I got home I barely had the energy to sit down to dinner (thankfully it was made already). I figured that after helping my husband get the kids in bed I’d take a little nap on the couch before getting to my blog post and down to my stamp room. My husband woke me up around 10 pm and I was still so tired and groggy that I stumbled up to bed. So, like I said, sleep won out over blogging *grin*
Today’s I’m going to show you how to make this cute little cube-shaped window treat box which I designed on Friday night. Click HERE to download the template. I filled the box with some of the candy cane Hershey Kisses (of course I had to sample some too *lol*).
- Stamps: It’s Snow Time (retired – I would have used Punch Pals but I lent it out and haven’t gotten it back yet)
- Ink: Black Staz On, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
- Paper: Riding Hood Red textured CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, Whisper White CS
- Accessories: 1 3/8″ circle punch, scallop punch, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon, blender pen, acetate
- 1 piece Riding Hood Red for box base: 9″ x 9″
- 1 piece Riding Hood Red Piece for lid: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
- 4 pieces acetate: 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
Step 1: Score, fold and cut your 9″ x 9″ piece of Riding Hood Red CS as directed by the template. Place a strip of sticky strip on the UNDERSIDE of each of the small side flaps.
Step 2: Place your Riding Hood Red piece onto the coluzzle foam cutting mat. Position your coluzzle circle cutting template so that the FOURTH circle from the OUTSIDE is aligned with the inner score line & the left, right and outside edge of one of the side panels of the box.
Step 3: Once your coluzzle circle cutting template is aligned, cut out the FOURTH circle from the INSIDE. Repeat for the remaining three side panels.
Step 4: Place a strip of sticky strip along the top edge and just above the score line on EACH of the four side panels. WITHOUT removing the red backing from the sticky strip, fold up the side panels to see if the small side flap shows through the window. If it does, you will need to trim the side flaps as shown in step 5.
Step 5: As you can see in the picture below, if your side flap needs trimming then you want to trim away a curved section in the center of each small flap.
Step 6: Remove the backing from the sticky strip that is on the top and bottom edge of each middle panel and attach your 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ piece of acetate over each “window”
Step 7: Remove the red backing from the sticky strip on the small side flaps and stick them to the INSIDE of the middle panels.
Step 8: Score, fold and cut your 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Riding Hood Red CS as directed by the template. Place some sticky strip on the UNDERSIDE of the small flaps. Remove the red backing and stick the small flaps to the INSIDE of the middle flaps. Your lid will look as in the picture below.
Step 9: You’re finished assembling your box. Decorate as desired.