Sunday, 27 November 2016

Wendy's Treat Box Video

Hello, Crafters.

I know the name's are not very imaginative, but today I uploaded my video called Wendy’s Treat Box.

If you watched my video where I shared my swaps from Telford earlier this month, you may recall that I show two small treat boxes that looked very similar but I said they’d been made quite differently. 

Next Wednesday I’ll show you the second box which I'll probably call Maria's Treat Box   
Today's box has been made as a box, that is, with flaps and tabs.   

I made it quite a bit larger than Wendy’s swap for two reasons. 

Firstly because it would be easier to demonstrate and easier to be seen.
Secondly, I still have a lot of chocolates left over from those I bought for my Telford swaps.


I thought it’d be box three, eat one, box three, eat one! LOL! 

But I was amazingly well disciplined and finished up with lots leftover!

All my boxes were the same except I used different designs from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I varied the images. 

Photographs 1 & 2 – the penguin is the image I used in the video and is from the hostess stamp set called Cozy Critters. It’s the only image I used a sentiment with because I felt it needed something extra as the owl fitted inside the square of DSP! I stamped him on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Basic Black Archival Ink, and coloured in the diamonds on his “sweater”, his scarf and his eyelids using a Real Red Marker Pen. I used the Owl Builder punch to punch him out.

Photograph 3 & 4 – the reindeer is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped him on a piece of Crumb Cake CS using Soft Suede Ink and punched him out with the Cookie Cutter Punch. I also stamped his nose on a scrap of Real Red CS, which I cut out by hand and adhered in place with Tombow. I also adhered two non-Stampin’ Up googly eyes to him as well. When I put Tombow on the back of the image to adhere to the box, I only put it on as far as the start of his horns. 

Photograph 3 & 4 – the gingerbread girl is also from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped her in Soft Suede Ink on Whisper White CS, and then punched her out using the Cookie Cutter Punch. Using a scrap of Read Red CS, I punched out a bow tie for a hair bow and two buttons for her top.  I adhered these pieces in place with Tombow. Unfortunately, this was the first image I’d made and I glued it all down onto the box! I decided I didn’t like the head glued right back partly because you can’t really see her hair bow!

Photograph 5 & 6 - the penguin is from the Snow Place Stamp Set which was brought forward from last year. I stamped the penguin using Basic Black Archival Ink and I also stamped the hat from the stamp set using Real Red Ink. This set has a coordinating set of dies called Snow Friends Framelits, so I was able to die cut the two pieces but they would have been quite easy to cut out by hand if I didn’t have the dies. I used my Pumpkin Pie Marker Pen to paint his beak and his feet, and my final touch was to add some googly eyes! 

Photograph 7 - line up of all six boxes - ready to sell at my last craft show of the year which will be next Thursday, 1st December 2016!

Photograph 8 - this is the swap I received from Wendy Porter. Many thanks, Wendy.

That's about it for today. I hope you have a very happy Sunday. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. These are just so cute! I think I do prefer your slightly larger version though, Jan ... and good thinking on moving to the card stock for greater stability. Like how you showed how to punch out the tops with the scallop finish! Wonderful tutorial as always!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I agree. I think Designer Series Paper is only suitable for the dinky sized boxes otherwise they have to be cardstock. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.