Today starts the third annual Holiday Tutorial Blitz on Splitcoaststampers. It starts off with a tutorial for a Treat Box card written by Melanie Schulenberg.

For my treat box card I used Chocolate Chip card stock. Mary Brown came over on Friday and we stamped together. We switched Melanie’s box up just a bit by adding an extra flap on the top of the box so you can open and close it. To do that, just add another 1/2″ to the width of your cardstock. Then cut everything away from that but at the 1 1/2″ for the box top. Add a score line there and corner round the ends. We figured after working for so long on a treat box, it would be nice if you didn’t have to rip open the box to get to the goodies.

Hint: Bette told me she had a hard time with the measurements on the template. Here is how I cut and scored. Start with a 7″ x 12″ piece of cardstock. Score the 7″ side at 1/2″, 1 1/4″ and 6 1/4″.  Flip and score the long side at 3 1/2″, 7″, 8 1/2″, 9 1/4″, 10 3/4″ and 11 1/2″.

Now flip your cardstock back to the 7″ side and cut on the 1/2″ score line all the way to the 9 1/4″ score line. Leave the 1 1/2″ flap and then cut the last 1 1/4″ off. This will be the lid for your box. On the 1 1/4″ score line cut all the way up to the 8 1/2″ score line and then the last 1/2″. That part you fold in. Repeat this cut on the 6 1/4″ line. Cut the lines on the flaps so you can fold the box in and you are ready. (I hope that makes sense without pictures. Just print out the template, draw the extra flap on it and mark the lines on there with the measurements I gave you. That’s what I did.)

My window was cut and embossed with one of the Fancy Tag dies  from Spellbinders. On the back I added a piece of Acetate to make sure my chocolate would stay inside and not fall out.

For the pocket card part I used Good Cheer and Very Merry October Afternoon Paper , May Arts crochet lace as well as the new Nested Mitten dies.  The sentiment is from Verve’s Christmas is in the air. It was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on a tag cut with another Spellbinders die. The tag was then sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

For the back of the pocket I cut and embossed Very Merry October Afternoon Paper. It was adhered to a 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ piece of Vanilla card stock. the edges were stitched and the top of the mitten was cut so I could slip a gift card into it.

I hope you have time to try out the new tutotrial! Check back tomorrow for a new project. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Happy Halloween! (My kids already went Trick or Treating on Friday. Very strange that we had to do that on Friday instead of today!)

Hugs and smiles

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

23 Responses to “Holiday Blitz Tutorial – Day One – Treat Box Card”

  1. very cute project! I love the die you chose for the window!
    Even stranger trick-or-treating here…the kids went on Thursday. I guess they schedule it around the Friday night football game and Saturday night parade. Still seems strange!

  2. Oh my goodness! Where do I begin? This is gorgeous and I love the box idea! Your mittens are so cute like that!

  3. Thud! What an gorgeous creation, Beate. Your work never ceases to amaze! Happy Halloween!

  4. This is über cute, Beate!! I love it! Can’t wait to try it!

    Hugs,
    Brandi

  5. I like what you did with the mittens. So cute. Great idea on adding the extra 1/2″ to open and close the box. Your cards area really outstanding, can’t wait to see them every day. TFS!

  6. This is so pretty! I love the colors and mittens!

  7. This is such a great idea. Love those little mittens and the button on the flower! It’s about to be that time of year when a little box is worth it’s weight in gold!

  8. wow…this is just —AMAZING! Love how you used the mitten dies!

  9. This is just darling! I love how you used the fancy tag for your window!

  10. Hey Beate,
    Well, after 3 tries i finally got one of these made. I have one request, next time could you or Melanie include the measurements for placement of the score and cut lines in your post??? PAAAALLLEEEEESE!
    Here’s my card/box.
    Thanks for the inspiration. :O)

  11. Beate ~

    What a GORGEOUS card!! This is so unique, I definitely want to give it a try. I’ve printed out the template and am already lost (lol). Could you let me know what size cardstock you should begin with for your base (including the extra 1/2″ you added for the flap). 🙂

    Thank you for your ongoing inspiration!! You are AWESOME!!!! Judy

  12. This is “sweet”!! I love the tag die you used (on my wish list). Darling card and I love how you added the extra length to the box so it can be opened without being torn.

  13. Love it, and can’t wait to make one!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  14. Beeeutiful Beate! I love the colors you chose and the label die makes this look so elegant! Anyone would love to receive this as a gift!!!

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  16. What a wonderful idea. Love your cute little Spellbinder window. TFS! 🙂

  17. gorgeous treat box card, Beate! LOVE those cute mittens! =)

  18. Traumhaft schön liebe Beate, Dein Werk schaut so zauberhaft aus, man kann so viel entdecken, die Fäustlinge finde ich auch so goldig, und die Farben sind auch so genial schön.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  19. I like this, but gotta tell ya’ Beatte, I’m spoiled. Could I pleeezzzee have a video for this one too?

  20. Oh I LOVE this idea, Beate!!! Fantastic!!

  21. so pretty, love that fancy window to see the treats through!

  22. Hi Beate,

    I have found your instructions so easy to follow, and love the added extra piece so the box can open and close.

    I’m addicted to your blog, and can’t wait for your next project and tutorial x

  23. What a fabulous idea! I’ll have to give this a try! Love the shape of the cut out, the colours and mittens!

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