In the last post I showed you the projects we did for my recent Easter Gift Packaging class. I have put together a tutorial to create the little Treat Cup box. Measurements are in Metric.
1) Cut card 29.5cmx18.5cm. On the 29.5cm side score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm. On the 18.5cm side score at 5cm, 10cm and 17cm.
2) Cut top 3 squares and 3 rectangles from the right. Cut the small square and 1.5cm rectangle at the top left and 1 at the bottom left. Cut at each 7cm score lines on the bottom up to the 1st 5cm score line in the opposite direction. This is how it should look now.
3) Stamp or use a roller wheel on the middle section to decorate. Fold all score lines to form firm creases. Don’t assemble the box yet.
4) Punch 1 3/4” circle on the top square. This is your flap. TIP: To centre the circle, punch out a circle on scrap card and place it on the centre of flap. Trace around with a pencil. Turn the punch upside down and line up the punch over the circle and punch it out. See the photo below on tracing the circle on the DSP piece.
5) Place adhesive on narrow strip on the sides of the box and bottom flaps and fold it up. Adhere side pieces together and bottom flaps. This forms your box. Use a corner rounder punch on the flap to neaten corners if desired. Remove adhesive strip on the treat cup and adhere treat cup to the top of the box.
6) Cut DSP square piece 6.2cmx6.2cm and adhere to contrasting card piece 6.6cmx6.6cm. Punch circle out with 1 3/4” circle punch. To ensure the circle is centred trace a circle using scrap card piece before punching. See in the photo below.
7) Adhere this piece to the top flap over the treat cup. Decorate box as desired. On this box I had stamped the small retro star from ‘Hello Again’ then I punched out ovals using the large oval punch from various pieces from the Kaleidoscope DSP. I sponged the edges of these and layered them onto the front of the box. The greeting is from the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Happy Moments’. This was punched out using the Word Window Punch and mounted with mounting tape.
Here is the finished box!!
I hope these make sense if you have any questions, just ask me!!!
I’m sure you could whip several of these up in time for Easter or for any occasion. Enjoy!