I don't know why I always do it, but it seems I am always doing things at the last minute – I am such a procrastinator, I do work better under pressure I think, but one day..snap! snap! it's gonna bite me in the butt.
I got these boxes of chocolate sweet tarts a while ago to make some goodies for Eric to take to work. So last week I was like oh man I better get them done cause they had a potluck on Friday. Well I talked to one of the ladies at work and she said no it was going to be on Monday cause some of the kids that work there go to school, and Monday is a school holiday, and then more people can be involved, so I was like cool, I have time to get them done….so last night I got them started, and then I finished them tonight. They did turn out nice, and I hope they enjoy them and not rip the crap out of them to get to the candies…ha!
Here is what I used: Real Red Cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock (I didn't want to use my Gina K – just in case they did rip them all up!), Just Jawing skull colored with copics, silver eyelets, black gingham, sweet tarts
A couple years ago I had got one of these little boxes from my friend Mary Polcin at the Stampin' Up! Convention, I had worked make n takes with Mary one year, and she is the sweetest woman you would ever meet. I had no idea WHO Mary was when we were working together till the awards night and they are calling her name for a big award, and I was like "that's my Mary!" we have been friends ever since and she always makes sure to give me a goodie every year. In fact Mary is the first Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to sell 1 MILLION DOLLARS!!!! Can you believe that? They had a great big celebration for her, and they showed us the video and it made you cry, cause she is so sweet and so deserving…ok enough, I got off subject eh? So the first one I ever made was this one a couple years ago or so.
They are fun, and really you can do it with any kind of boxed candy. You just have to measure the box. One year I made them with those little kleenex packages and handed them out and they said Bless You on them.
Here is a close-up of the Just Jawing skull, I used my At You Spica Gold pen to make one of the teeth all gold and shiny.
Wendy is this called grill?
I did not do this to all the ones that Eric is taking to work, the box I made for my display had a few more steps on it.
Here they are all lined up, little skulls…so cute…I can't believe I haven't played with this set more.
You can see the sweet tart box inside the cardstock sleeve, the ribbon pulls it out.
Here are the dimensions to do it for a 1 oz. box of candy…just modify the dimensions for whatever you are covering.
Paper dimensions are 7 1/4 x 4 1/4
Score at 1 3/4", 2 1/2", 5" and 5 3/4" this makes the box go around the sweet tart box….make sure that you have the same size sweet tarts as I am using or you will need to adjust your measurements.
Then decorate as desired. I wheeled the box after I scored it. Then I glued the box together with sticky strip. Squeeze the box together so you can punch a hole close to the top of the box, and so it punches the front side and the back side. I added an eyelet to each side to reinforce the hole.
Using a 16" piece of ribbon, thread the ribbon through both holes, so the ribbon will be stretched between the two holes at the top of the box, then put the candy box in the cardstock sleeve and so it goes over the ribbon and slide the candy into the sleeve and it will push down the ribbon, tie on top once candy box is all the way down. This is how you will pull the candy box out of the sleeve.
I'll let you know how they liked them at Eric's work.
I had a couple questions or suggestions that have been asked lately:
1.) As for adding video tutorials, sorry I don't have the tools to do this, so I can only do step by step pictures, I promise to do more tutorials this year.
2.) Flower Soft – where did I get it? I have bought it from two places: Hanna Stamps! and Flourishes
3.) What is Flower Soft? – Well I don't really know, it is spongy stuff that squishes down when you mail it, and you would be amazed at how much is in the container it is packed so tightly, heck maybe it is ground up sponges, all I know is that it is pretty cool stuff, and looks neat for a 3-D effect.
Here is a fun picture of it being used at the Flower Soft booth at CHA.
OK, that should do it for me tonight, I am headed to beddie bye.
Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping in!
Nicole Anderson says
OHMYDI! ULTRA cute skull boxes, there! Hmmm… ground up sponges… you may be onto something there! Beautiful card that you created using it! Make it a wonderful day!
Hoosier Hugs, Nicole
WoW!! I'm loving the skull boxes! What a fantastic idea!!!
Tracy Altemose says
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Eric is going to feel so PROUD handing them out today! Lucky for him you had a lil extra time to get them done. They are AWESOME! Gee I didn't think I liked that stamp But you can make me like anything!!!
Oh and that Flower Soft is a beautiful product. I'll have to play some of that.
Vicki (basement stamper) says
WOWZER!! These really ROCK!! I love your sweet idea!! TFS!
These candy boxes are GREAT! I just got back from grocery shopping and bought 48 boxes of the conversation hearts to make for my boys' classes next year. (yeah, thinking ahead, but they were on sale and they'll keep!). So now I ave the dimensions and inspiration to get them done. Thanks Di!
Those skull boxes are so cute! I love them. I am from Oakland, CA and yes that is called grill and your skull would fight right in!!!!