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Sunday, January 18, 2009


This is a box I made to hold one of those ever so famous Cadbury or Russell Stover candy eggs. This one happens to be a Russell Stover one because it was on sale!!! LOL During these tough times one still wants to give treats but needs to watch the pocketbook at the same time. Well, this is an easy way to accomplish both.

I got the box at the Super Delux Tuckbox Template Maker website by Craig P. Forbes.

For this egg I used the measurements 1.75" in the width box, 2.5" in the height box and 1.75" in the depth box. There is a choice for the bottom of the box to either be tucked or glued. I did both and they are both the same so it really doesn't matter which one you pick. Once you enter in your measurements and submit it you will get a PDF file of your box. Open the PDF file and print out your box on card stock or whatever medium you are planning on using. I chose to use white card stock so I could stamp on it.

I cut the box out and then stamped on it. When I was done stamping I scored the dotted lines. My images came from the Stampin' Up! set "Love You Much." I used a circle punch and added a window. To make my window I chose to punch it out on the side with the lid on it. I had to fold up the bottom flap and then punch through that and the panel. It won't show. But remember, doing it this way will cause the words on the inside to show through. But to hide them you just cut a scrap piece of card stock and tape or glue it in place. It will be great when I can get my hands on the new Stampin' Up! circle cutter!!!

Then I put the box together. I glue my boxes because I don't feel that regular double sided tape holds well enough. The Stampin' Up! "Sticky Strip" may hold better but I prefer to glue.

Now that little egg doesn't just sit in there all by itself with out moving around so you need to make a couple more things to help hold it in it's place. You will need to cut two pieces of card stock that match the inside of your box. Cut both of them 2-1/4" x 2-1/4". Score both of them at 2" on all four sides. Now look at your scored squares. See the little squares in each corner that the scoring created? You will need to cut those away, all 4 of them. Once they are cut fold your score lines. Now take a 1" punch and punch a hole in the center of one of the squares and take a 3/4" punch and punch a hole in the center of other square.

When the square is folded on the score lines it created a platform. Place the square with the larger hole in the bottom of the box. Make sure the edges that are folded are on the bottom of the box. Place the egg in the hole. Now take the square with the smaller hole and place it on top of the egg. Place it so the edges from folding are towards the top of the box. If you put it in the same direction as the bottom piece the edges will show through the window. Once in place you can fold the top of the flap in and tie the box shut!!

I punched out a few hearts and added them to the front of the box. The tiny heart is on a Dimensional. It was fun, quick and easy to do too!!

I'm off to shovel the driveway! We had some snow today and now that it's done snowing it's time to get it off the important parts of my yard!!! Actually I don't mind shoveling. It's just a part of winter and you all know how much I LOVE winter and snow and of course snowmen. And no, this was not snowman snow!!!

Thanks SO much for visiting today,


Unknown said...

I love the instruction that you give. Will be doing this project at Easter time.

StampinCathy said...

This is just way to cute. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions. I want to make some of these adorable boxes.

Charlene H. said...

Well, isn't that just the dandiest make a box place. I love your tip about putting in the little platform at the bottom of the box to hold what's inside. Gread project!

krystalpurple said...

Love those eggs! Great project! :)

Unknown said...

This is my fave sasonal treat, love the box you made for it.

Erika M. said...

You did an outstanding job! I absolutely adore this project.

Anonymous said...

Your project turned out great. Thank you for sharing how you put it together. It inspired me to create a tutorial page on how I use the Deluxe Box Maker site - see it at: