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Saturday, November 19, 2011



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!!!


lovemypaper said...

Super cute you done a wonderful job love it!

Lisa said...

Audrey my friend, another great creative design. Your talent amazes me. That box is adorable, I might just have to try one. I like trying different things and this one looks like a winner. :)

Charlotte said...

Oh, Audrey, I have been looking forward to day to see what you created for Sheila's blog. Well, you did another faboulus project. I love the way you can design all of these great boxes. And thanks for the cutting file.
Hugs Always,

Patti J said...

Look at you go again! Oh My Gosh! What a great project!!! Love your template, dear friend! Thanks for sharing!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this such a great treat box and I love the color combination! So awesome together. The tutorial is wonderful showing us how to turn a card into a box... or is it a box into a card! LOL either way it is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady!

Rhonda Emery said...

what a pretty card and gift all in one. you never seem to amaze me with your creativity. love it all so happy we are on the hop together. hugs friend

Jean said...

Another great Thanksgiving project!

DIANA L. said...

This candy box came out beautiful.

Luvy said...

Audrey ... this is just adorable! Since I'm hosting Christmas dinner, I will make them for my guests then! TFS!!

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Audrey!! How adorable is this card/candy box. Love the colors, and your'e so right, perfect for dinner place setting. You always do such an awesome job with all your creations,and taking the time to show us how is just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing and caring. Have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugz, xx


Eva said...

super cute Audrey...thanks for the instructions!!!
I am in 2 hops today and would love you to stop by if you get the chance.
Eva :0)

Sentimental Scrapper said...


Lisa said...

Audrey in order to download your file do you have to join that file sharing program? Thanks, Lisa

Lori Apgar said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! You are awesome at making boxes!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Lisa, you do not have to join 4Shared to download my files. Once you click on the file you desire you'll be directed to a "Download" area where you can just download it!

Have fun with it, and I hope you let me see your project!!! I'd love that!

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by and for your wonderful comments!!! I love you all!

Hugs, and...

I'll be seeing you!

Jani said...

Love this box. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Audrey, it won't let me download without signing up for either a month or more. I click on the download button and boxes pop up to join :(

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Another awesome project...Love it! Keep 'em coming!

I am trying to get in scrappy mood, but not happening so far today :-(

Talk with you soon!


Lisa said...

Wow, Audrey, this is so awesome! And your instructions are so fabulous! What a gorgeous project! I love your design and the bow is so pretty!! Love this!! :D


girlia said...

Audrey you are so talented. Love this box design.

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Lisa. When you click on "My Candy Box Card" on my sidebar under "Available Cut.Files" do not click on "Premium Download"; you have to click on "Regular Download" which is slower -- that's the free download bar. Once you click on the "Regular Download" button, it will tell you that you have to wait a few seconds. Once it reaches the second count down, you should see in the yellow box area a button that says "Download File Now", click on that button. Once the file downloads you should see a bar that asks if you want to "Open", "Save", or "Cancel" the file, this could be at the bottom or top of your computer screen. Once you see it, you can click on "Open" and it will open the cut.file then you'll be able to save it to your computer in whatever file/folder you want to. Or you can select "Save" but just make certain you watch to see where it's saving it on your computer so you'll know where to locate it.

I just tried and I had no problem with 4Shared, so you may have been clicking on the "Premium" button.

If you still have problem trying to download the file, no problem, just email me at audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net and I'll be happy to email you the cut.file. Just let me know!

lisa808 said...

A card and a treat all in one! Would be perfect for placemarkers too.

Besthobbyeva said...

I love, love this! Such an elegant and personal touch! Just gorgeous. Thanks for the excellent directions and downloads!!


Lisa said...

Audrey, sorry, I was clicking on the premium button. Thank you for your patience. :)and thank you for sharing the file.

scrappin sista said...

Hi Audrey!!!
You are going to have the cutest Thanksgiving table on the block!! This is a creative twist on place cards!! your awesome my friend!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet, I love your tutorial too! Thanks for sharing your talent with us Audrey!!

scrapperbecka said...

Love the box you made, so creative.
Thanks for stopping by my blog this weekends.

ChatterScene.com said...

I love it. So pretty .

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh yes, this is definitely "CUTE".. i just wish i had some time to make them before Thanksgiving.. maybe next year. I hope you had a wonderful weekend... hugs

Rhonda Emery said...

happy thanksgiving have a blessed one.

Treva said...

This is beautiful and a great idea for placecards.

Kate said...

This is amazing!! You are SO clever to design this candy box yourself! What a lovely treat for your guests - a keepsake box with their name, a lovely verse AND treats!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Audrey!

The Archiving Angel said...

So awesome!
You are one clever crafter!
Love this for so many things!!!