Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Candy Box Tutorial

I needed a small gift box for some St. Patrick's Day mints.  I pulled out my Box #2 die and discovered it was the perfect size but did not open in such a way as to display the mints nicely.  So I adapted it to open from the side.  The tab that is normally at the bottom of the box works perfectly to hold the box shut.  Pretty nifty if I do say do myself!

I used Confetti White paper for the box as it is a sturdier paper.  I stamped the clover leaf from the Every Little Bit set randomly on the box and heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.   I painted the inside of each leaf with Gold Smooch Accent Paint.   The "Happy St. Patrick's Day" is also heat embossed.  I use a bit of retired Gold Stretch elastic around the tab to hold another clover leaf for decoration.

To make the box variation:
1.  Die cut paper with the Box #2 die.  Trim off the tips of the two small tabs and the tab at the far right.  They are marked with "X" below.  The dotted line will be where you cut to form the lid.  I left it on to show how the box goes together and cut it in a later step.  Once you have made the box and see how it goes together you can make the cut at this point.  

 2.  Apply sticky strip as shown.
 3.  Flip the box over and apply a strip as below.
 4.  Assemble box bottom.
 5.  Cut the box lid off on the dotted line.  Keep it in place and adhere it to small tabs.  Pull the covering off the longer strip of Sticky Strip and adhere the flap in place.
6.  View of the box when open.


  1. Thanks for the tutorial Betty -- you are so clever with these dies.
    Marsha E

  2. What a great idea -- thank you so much for sharing your beautiful box with us.

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