Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Patty's Day Treat Box

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! It's time for a new challenge at Peachy Keen! This week the challenge is "Anything Goes"! 
I decided since this weekend is St. Patrick's Day, I would make this fun treat container. I saw this cute box on Pinterest, but it called for the use of the Top Note Die. I don't own the Top Note Die, so I created one using my Cricut.  I will also give you the instructions on how to make one yourself.

To make the box I used the Top Note Die cut from Elegant Edges. They measure 5.27 X 3.75 and welded two of them together for the total length being 9.46. It will look like this:

Score the cut Top Note Die cut at 3 1/4 and 6 inches.
Create the center box by cutting a 4 1/4 X 4 1/2 inch square and score at 3/4 on all four sides. Trim in to the ends on 2 sides to create tabs and fold box together. It will get mounted to the center between the 2 score marks on the Top Note die like this:

Before I mounted the center box, I embossed the outside of the box using Peachy Keen's Grandma's Bathroom Floor background stamp and heat embossed it in white. Then I assembled the box.
 For the front, I cut a circle and shamrock using my Cricut and stamped the face with a PK Erkle and Merkle face stamp. To close the box I used a hole punch and punched a hole through both layers.  I stamped the sentiment from PK's Kiss Me Leprechaun and attached it with a glitter brad securing the box closed through the punched hole. I added a bow and glued it to the circle tag and then glued it to the top of the box. To finish I added some Peanut Butter Lindor Truffles on the inside of the box.
I hope you all liked my project and will play along this week! Please don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has created! Have a great day!

Peachy Keen- Grandma's Bathroom Floor
                       Kiss Me Leprechaun
                       Erkle and Merkle Face Assortment
Cricut- Paper Doll Dress Up and Elegant Edges


Pam said...

Darling little treat box!

snappy scrappy said...

So sweet!

Sherrie K. said...

Cute, cute treat box Gigi! The stamped background looks amazing...lovin' the new PK stamps. Adorable shamrock and pretty polka dot bow:)
Have a great wknd!
Sherrie K

Creative M said...

Very CUTE and Yummy!
Have a Wonderful Friday,

Kathy Salido said...

Love the background!! Thanks for another wonderful project!!

Viv said...

Smashing treat box Gigi! Grandma's bathroom looks amazing on the treat box! Brilliant ST. Pat's treat!
Hugs Viv xxx

Gwen said...

very cute and clever little box!

Crafty Moni said...

Super cute! Loved how you made your treat container, im going to have to try this out:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Cindy said...

SUPER cute treat box Gigi,I LOVE the background and the cute face!!!:)