Tuesday, January 24, 2017

She had me at "Hello" . . .

She had me at "Hello" but lost me with the how - to's . . . .  I had recently seen a cute Valentine treat box from France Martin "Frenchie Stamps" on Youtube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snx04Ln7Dm4

I will say I am old enough to share that the calculator we used in school was the pencil... No Texas Instrument calculators.... I know my "tables", fractions, and the like. . . .   Who would have known way back then I was prepping for card making ???  haha.... Here is a photo of my version of Frenchie Stamps Window Sheet Slider Box:

She totally lost me with all her measurements and off to her blog I went and the printed version was not much better. I thank Frenchie for sharing this too cute Valentine treat holder using chocolate candy hearts. In her video she used Hershey chocolate candy hearts but I had already bought the smaller Dove chocolate candy hearts so that is what I used. I still made the treat holder the same size she made hers and the smaller hearts fit in the box.

To begin with --- in her video she uses the Stampin Up score board. I do have one that I had picked up used but my "go to" score board is the one from M Stewart. Once I figured out measurements for my holder I made two of them -- one using the Stampin Up score board and one using the score board from M Stewart. My measurements work fine for both treat holders using the two different score boards.

Since I had to figure things out myself I decided to use my white/GP card stock to make up my samples until I was able to get the right measurements before I used my double sided card stock for my treat box. For the actual box that holds the candies I used some of the measurements she has printed on her blog. Once I knew these score measurements would work I then used my double sided Valentine printed card stock by BoBunny and cut the piece I needed for the box cutting a piece of card stock 6 1/4" by 3 1/2". With the 6 1/4" edge at the top of the score board I scored this piece at 1/2", 1", 5 1/4", and 5 3/4". Turned this with 3 1/2" edge at the top of the score board and scored that at 1/2", 1", 2 1/2", and 3".Using the bone folder I creased all my scored lines well. Using scissors as she instructs on her video I cut the corners of my box -- this is what that looks like with corners trimmed away:

I do not use liquid glue to put boxes/treat holders together. Instead I use tear tape. To begin assembly of the box I used a glue dot on all four corner tabs and folded them in. Then used the tear tape for the ends and sides of my box:

Before I had put the tear tape on the box sides I folded it up and I ended up "shaving" a hair off the edges of the long sides of my box with the trimmer so the sides had a sharper shape if that makes sense.

You can use glue dots under your candies to keep them in place but since I have four smaller Dove candy hearts in my box I did not need the glue dots as the candies stay in place. With the actual box completed and filled with candies, I set that aside.

Now for the window sheet slider cover. I had to make this from scratch and after my second try what I changed worked. Using my junk trimmer, (the one I use to cut plastic and other non card stock materials), I cut a piece of window sheet 4 3/4" by 4 3/8". With the 4 3/4" edge at the top of the score board I scored it at: 1/2", 2 1/8", 2 5/8", and 4 1/4".  I used a piece of the tear tape and put that across my 1/2" side -- unlike Frenchie the only scored line I used my bone folder on at first was the 1/2" scored line where my tear tape was. Here is a photo to show the tape on that edge but the photo is not great -- I have ceiling lights in my craft room and they reflect a lot on the clear window sheets but here that photo is:

I removed the paper strip from my tear tape and folded up the other edge of this clear sheet holder to close my window sheet sleeve for my box. Once the two edges were adhered together I used the bone folder and creased my scored lines on the clear sheet. Once all scored lines were creased the window sheet sleeve began to look like it should. Again here is a photo of the window sheet sleeve over my treat box:

This window sheet sleeve easily slides over the treat box. To decorate my treat box top I used a piece of red ribbon from the stash -- it was the ribbon that was tied on a pajama set for Christmas. I tied that around my closed box and tied a bow. Trimmed off the ends using scissors. Put a glue dot under the bow to keep it in place on the slider sheet box cover. My glittered red heart is from a bag of glittered hearts at the dollar store. I used a smaller heart punch and I punched out a smaller heart using red foil card stock and put the foil heart on the red glittered heart:

The two hearts were put on the window sheet sleeve using a glue dot.

This is a simple box with a window sheet sleeve for a cover. I thank Frenchie for sharing her idea for a new Valentine Treat Holder and a new way to use window sheets. ** See below

** Decided I would make another of the Window Sheet Slider boxes to see if the Hershey Nugget candies would fit and they do:

And with the window slider sleeve sliding off the box for opening:

Since the Hershey nugget candies are higher than the Dove hearts I was not sure if the window sheet slider top would fit over them but it does. The box also holds four of the Hershey candies so I put in two solid chocolate and two chocolate with almond nuggets. Wrapped them with card stock from Mikes. Again with this holder I used a glittered foam heart from the dollar store with a red foil card stock heart on top of that on the window sheet sleeve. . I put the hearts on the box top using glue dots. Tied a red ribbon bow around the box and added a glue dot behind that.  TFL

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