I HAVE TWO (2) POSTS FOR TODAY. PLEASE SEE THE PREVIOUS POST FOR THE "GOBBLE TIL YOU WOBBLE" BLOG HOP! I HAVE A CUTE PROJECT WAITING FOR YOU THERE AND BLOG CANDY!
Hello, everyone!!! Today I'm guest designer over at Sheila's for her weekly challenge. So let me get started with the project I made to get this week's challenge started. Once you leave here, please head on over there to check on what's required to enter your project in the challenge to be eligible for a great prize. Just click on Sheila's name above , it's a direct link to "She's A Sassy Lady".Early last year, I designed this little candy card box and thought it would be wonderful to bring back as a Thanksgiving favor for your dinner guests. It would look so cute on each plate setting at your table and because they're personalized they can also act as adorable place cards!!! Here is my box design, and as my hubby is always "head of the table" I did his first, so this one is personalized with his name:
Here's what the card looks like on the inside:
And inside the card box is where you can put some little after-dinner mints or candy favors:
Isn't it cute? And isn't it such a good idea for a place card? Well, let me show you how I made it. First I cut out the cut file (which is available to you here by going to my right-hand side-bar, scrolling down to the "Available Cut.Files" drop-down menu; on the menu click on "Click for List" and scroll down until you find the file name "My Candy Box Card" -- click to open and download it. Okay, here's what the cut.file looks like:
The picture below is what the cut template looks like and how I began folding it. On the cut file I've added tick marks where the fold lines go, however, because they are difficult to see on the picture I've drawn in arrows as a guideline for you to see where I did the first folds. I've also indicated card "front" and the card "box" ends to easily identify the ends when folding in the box:
NOTE: I scored in each fold line before folding. By scoring in the fold lines first gives me crisp, clean, and straight folds.
Once I made the folds above, I turned the card as shown on the picture below and made the following folds:
Once I'd made all the folds, I placed glue along the first section of the tab on the "box" end of the card on the front side of the card:
Next I flipped the card over to the backsde, aligned and glued down the end of the tab section, where the glue was applied, along the score line closest to it (hint: I used the eraser end of a pencil to run along the inside of the pocket along the glued section to help adhere it down):
Then I folded in the small tabs on each side of the box bottom to the inside, folded up the bottom tab and glued the top bottom tab to the other tab. Now this is what the completed card box looked like:
Okay, the fun part -- decorating it!!!
I used WordPerfect to generate the wording on the inside of the card, cut it to size, and glued it in place:
The name was also typed in WordPerfect; the front of the card was a picture I found on the internet and cut to fit at 2 -3/4" x 2-3/4" (you can use any editing program to size the image):
Last, before gluing the image to the front of the card, I attached a strip of ribbon to the back of the card pocket long enough to bring the ends to the opening side of the card to tie in a bow (about 14"):
I added a few rhinestones embellies, a flower, a little 3-D lacquer to highlight a couple pieces of fruit on the card front to finish it off-- ALL DONE!!! Alright...., how will you decorate yours?!!!
As I mentioned earlier, the cut file can be found on the sidebar on my blog as instructed above. I did the file using the George cart, however, if you do not have George, please leave a comment on this post with your email address requesting a PDF copy of the template/directions and I'll email it to you.
Now about the challenge!!! To enter the challenge, again, please visit my "Sassy Lady" post for today by clicking on Sheila's name above. All the eligibility requirements will be provided to you there, so come on over and have some fun!!!
Thanks for joining me, hugs, and I'll be seeing you!!!