Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Halloween favors, and since my favorite candy is Reese's peanut butter cups/pumpkins/trees/eggs, I built the treat box that size. This is the larger individual size candy, not like the little ones in the bags, so I decided to make a matchbox for it! After taking some measurements and resisting the urge to gobble up the treat, this is what I came up with. (You can click the photos to enlarge them, if needed.)
If you cut a sheet of cardstock lengthwise at 5 inches, you will have the two sizes you need for the box bottom and sleeve. Cut the larger one down to 5" x 6-1/2". Score the long side at 3/4", 1-1/2", 5", and 5-3/4". Score the short side at 3/4", 1-1/2", 3-1/2", and 4-1/4". This will be the box bottom. Cut to the scorelines as shown, and trim off the excess. (It helps to cut a slight notch into the scorelines.)
Now cut the 3-1/2" x 11" down to 3-1/2" x 6-1/8" and score at 1-1/4", 2-1/16", 4-1/16", and 4-7/8". This is the sleeve.
Fold the flaps in on the box bottom and fasten with Tear & Tape, then fold the sides in and adhere with T&T.
Fold the sleeve around the box bottom and adhere the back edge with T&T. Decorate as desired! I used the striped DSP from Cute Halloween, cut 1-7/8" x 3-3/8" and adhered to the top, then Metallic Mesh Ribbon wrapped around and tied in a bow.
One of the Highland Heather scraps was used for the label (which was attached with mini dimensionals) and some Cute Stars Adhesive-backed Sequins completed the box.
Stampin' Up! products used:
- Frightfully Cute bundle
- Highland Heather cardstock and Cute Halloween 6" x 6" DSP
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Paper Trimmer
- Metallic Mesh Ribbon and Cute Stars Adhesive-backed Sequins
- Tear & Tape Adhesive and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
And the NON-Stampin' Up! product used...