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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream, Darling Donkeys, Birthday Candy Box, Weekend Project

It's "Weekend Project" time. It's been a long time since I've posted a "Weekend Project".  I have been mostly posting cards and once in a while a notebook or two but today I thought I'd look for something fun to work on. I found this adorable candy box but it only had the pattern and not measurements for decorating it so I will walk you through those. You can go to the original post and download the template for the box. I printed mine out on Whisper White card stock. I would recommend, if you can, to print it out using draft so the ink is light. I didn't do that but it was a learning experience as I went. When I make another one sometime down the road I will have all of these tips so it will turn out better. Sorry about the layout here. Whenever I add two photos I can never seem to get my wording up at the top of the page. But it's still legible so that's what's important, right? You might want to read through this post before you begin assembling yours to avoid the pitfalls I encountered.  Also there is a tab that did not print but I didn't have any problems with the box not holding together without it.

After the box was printed I fussy cut it out and then I scored the lines. I used my scoring board to do that. I was a little disappointed that the lines didn't score straight but once I got the box put together it wasn't that noticeable. 

I did follow on that link how to fold the box up. I used glue to hold my box shut. Tape just doesn't seem to be strong enough.  I would recommend you tape that area on the box where the lid part opens. Tape it on the inside to help reinforce it. I had to redo my box because the lid tore off. So I taped that area to help hold it together. The lid of this box is not meant to be opened all the way, just opened enough to get the candy out. 

When you fold and glue the top inside flaps only glue those. Do not add glue to the top of that glued flap or the lid will be stuck and the box will never open. I glued mine and ended up adding some trimmed scotch tape over it so it wasn't sticky anymore. 

Once my box was assembled I began the decorating part.  Another thing I wished I had done before I taped the box shut because I found it a bit tricky to cut the card stock and the Designer Series Paper (DSP). I taped the card stock to the top part of the box, opened the lid and cut the bottom part of it off. I added my DSP from the "Ice Cream Corner" 12" x 12" pack and did the same, taped it at the top and cut the bottom off. Then I added those two pieces to the bottom part of the box.  I cut my card stock at 1-3/4" x 3" and I cut the DSP at 1-5/8" x 2-7/8".  

On the sides and tops I cut the card stock at 1/2" wide and 3" long for the sides and 1-3/4" for the top.  The right side was a bit tricky too. I taped the DSP to the card stock strip and set it on the side. I took a pencil and lightly drew the opening. I cut the opening piece away and then taped the strips to the side. 

Now I was ready to stamp. I used the ice cream cone image from the "Sweet Ice Cream" set. I  used Cajun Craze to stamp the cone part and Early Espresso to stamp the hash marks on it.  The ice cream was stamped using Melon Mambo. The sprinkles were stamped using Early Espresso ink. I used the matching punch to punch out the cone and the ice cream.

The words are from the "Darling Donkeys" set and were stamped using Early Espresso ink. I punched the words out using the "Classic Label" punch. I moved the words to one end of the punch and punched them out. Then I stuck the words to a post it note and punched the other side so I got a tiny Classic Label piece. 

I tied a ribbon around the box using some retired ribbon I had. Then I used two regular size Dimensionals to hold the ice cream to the top of the box. Smaller ones might have been better. Before I attached the ice cream, I set it on the lid where I wanted it to go and I lightly drew a pencil line to know where not to put Dimensionals.  I set the ice cream top in place.  Next I set the words in place at the very bottom using three small Dimensionals. Then I put glue on the back of the cone and set it in place under the ice cream. I held it down for a bit until it set up enough on the ribbon. I chose to use glue there because I knew tape wouldn't hold it down on top of the ribbon.  

Now it can be filled with little candies like Red Hots or Valentine's Day candy hearts. Candies about that size will fit in the opening.  

This was a fun project to do and I can see myself making more in the future.  Maybe for Easter!  And now you know all the tips, you should be able to make one (or lots) too!  What a fun party favor these would be.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to stop by and have a look,                                    Wanda

Edited on 2-4-21  I forgot to add the link to where to find the instructions and the template.

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That box is wonderful..........I love that big ice cream cone and the papers! The box looks like a project that would take some time. You did a great job!