Welcome to 3-D Thursday! It was my turn to design a project and as the 4th of July is only a couple of weeks away, that was my theme for this week!
I decided to create a treat box to hold some fun patriotic themed Hershey Kisses that I found in Target – you can see them peeking through the window in the lid below – and further down this post you will find a link to the FREE Project Sheet that has step by step instructions & color photos so that you can create your own!
And here it is…I decided my box needed lots of sparkle to represent the bright & fun fireworks traditional to the 4th of July…and stars…lots of stars!
The basic undecorated box is super quick, cheap & easy to create – it is in two pieces and there are just 8 score lines – add some adhesive and you can literally put the basic box together in 10 minutes with no special tools other than a paper trimmer & craft knife – and then you can spend as much time as you have or would like to bling it up!
I used a bunch of die cuts to decorate my box and all dies that I used can be found in the supply list below – I love how the red and silver glitter papers look so festive and fun AND they are very easy to die cut into shapes – and another great thing about the Glimmer Papers is that they leave no glittery mess on your desk even after cutting into them.
See that big ‘Happy’ die cut? It’s from Happy Birthday Thinlits – I simply cut off the word ‘birthday’ at the bottom of it and it fit my project perfectly…
Of course a 4th of July project would not be complete without a sprinkling of stars – the large star is from Wood Crate Framelits and the small star is from Popcorn Box Thinlits – I love that the dies in that set can be used for more than decorating popcorn boxes and you will see another example of this below…
And then there are even more stars…if you look closely (it was tricky to capture in a photo) but you will see that the blue cardstock is textured with little stars! I used the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder to get that effect…
The lid opens up to reveal those delicious chocolate Kisses – aren’t the stars & stripes on them fun? My girls tell me they also taste very good LOL!
For another traditional touch, I decided to add a little bunting around my box lid and found the perfect scallop edging die to create this in – suprisingly enough – Popcorn Box Thinlits! If you don’t have it, seriously consider getting that set of dies – they are super versatile!
If you want to make a box yourself, the link to the tutorial is below – all items that I used to make it are detailed along with all measurements and step by step instructions complete with photos.
WANT THE FREE PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS PROJECT? Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!
Here are the supplies that I used to make this treat box – click on any of the products below to find them in the Stampin’ Up! online store:
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