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Thursday, January 6, 2011


Hello, everyone!!!

Today, I'm presenting this project over at Sheila's.  This is going to be a quick and easy project, basically because I'd totally forgotten about my project and the schedule as I mentioned on my previous post!!!  Phew!  Glad I thought of it in time!!!   Because I only realized this yesterday evening, I had to hurriedly come up with a design and a quick cut.file.  Although I wish this could have been something more detailed, I am still hoping you'll like it -- let's get started!

The focus of this project is the transparent (hence the post title) candy box only, it is my project.  The card and matching envie I did only to compliment the box, give it a good presentation and, hopefully spark your interest and/or inspire.  The box is made from a sheet of 8.50" x 11" clear cardstock (you can also use a transparency sheet).  Here's the set:

Here's a close up of the candy box itself:

The candies in the box are chocolate covered candy sticks and they were the inspiration for this box project.  I found them at a store called Tuesday Mornings that I like to frequent, you may have heard of the store and/or may have one near you.  This is the box of the chocolate covered candy sticks:

Let's begin the box by cutting out the template from the cut.file.  The clear cardstock is size 8.50" by 11":

Here's the cut.file template after it's been cut by the Cricut:

I'm sure you're all familiar with folding a cut.file, so just start folding up the template by using the dart cut-outs along the bottom as a guide to align the folds with the tabs along the top; fold in the side tab and glue your box together however you prefer.   Easy!

Now that the box is put together, fill it with the candy sticks:

All that's left to do now is decorate your box however you like.  On my box I used gold Peel-Offs on each  corner of the box, tied brown sheer ribbon around the box and tied a bow; the label on the front is a sticker that I put white cardstock on the back of and pop-dotted beneath the ribbon bow and, to finish it off, I added a transparent gold colored rhinestone to the bow and  a couple to the label to set off the gold in the label.

The sticker label along with the paper used for the card and envie are all from K&C Company's Jubilee Designer collection.  The template cut.file was done on Cricut Expression using the George cart.

If you're interested in the cut.file it is available at the bottom of this project post.  After tomorrow it will be available on my sidebar under "Cut.files".  You can find it under the name "Stick Candy Box".

Here's the cut.file below, and thank you so much for stopping by and/or joining me over at Sheila's.


Melissa said...

Very pretty Audrey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and a Happy New Year to you!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful project. I knew you would pull it off....... I knew you would, I knew you would..... Have a blessed and relaxed day!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow Audrey your project is absolutely gorgeous you always do great job explaining how it was done thanks for sharing!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You do well under pressure. So cute. I wish I had a quarter of your awesome talent. I am glad blogger got things straightened out. I always get panicky wondering if it's just me. hugs

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness you are pretty darn amazing to just spit out a project like this.
This is so pretty my friend.
I love anything that holds CHOCOLATE...lol
Thanks so much for sharing the file

Jean said...

Love this Audrey!!! I really like the transparent look.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great little box and so sorry you had such a hard time with blogger... others did too last night. I love the transparancy... just wish that I had thought to use it first! Thanks for sharing with us at Shes A Sassy Lady today.

Brenda said...

WOW I really love this!!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Jan. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

Staying Crafty said...

Very nice!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [07 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

flowerdisco said...

audrey....this is excellent!

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

So beautiful and YUMMY! I love how you created that pretty box for the candy! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Carol L.

Toni said...

SOOOO Pretty