Monday, January 28, 2013


You know how it is when you need a project, you have an idea, and then you're even more thrilled with the result than you thought you'd be?  That's exactly what happened with this cute little dilly!  Actually, while this project was a mere vision in my head, it was going to be more of a bag/tall box than a box-bottom treat holder, but my head didn't see that the die-cut piece wouldn't have sides.  Ha!  Even though this treat holder is somewhat petite, I love the fact that the interior box is open so that it will accommodate a generous sized treat.  And now I'll show how to fold the designer paper so that you, too, can make this cute treat holder.
Fold your designer paper (mine was 4" x 8") in half as shown in the first photo.  The size can vary since you just want to make sure that the paper will cover the die.  The second step is to fold up the folded edge approximately 3/4" to 1" (as shown in the second photo).  Finally, place the die of your choice on the paper so that the folded edge is just inside the cutting part of the die and will NOT get cut (as shown in the third photo).  Once cut, all you need to do is flatten the folded portion of the paper and then create a box to fit that opening, being mindful that your box isn't too tall if you wish to close the top like I did.  I stapled the top of the "jar" to keep it closed and then covered the staple (front and back) with a die-cut jar topper. Stampin' Up! products used to complete this project include:
Stamp Set:  Lovely Little Labels
Card Stock:  Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Sizzix:  Cannery Set Framelits
Punches:  Jewelry Tag, Petite Curly Label, Little Labels Punch Pack
Accessories:  Linen thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sycamore Street designer paper

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