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Who doesn't love a box of candy and a card? This is both!
Sometimes a little gift and card are needed, but there's no time to do both of them. Make this cute little treat box and attached card and your problem is solved!

Posted by Peg R. from Moline, Illinois, United States • Published See Peg R.'s 46 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Begin by cutting a piece of cardstock to 6 ½” x 11 ¾”.

  • How to make a box. A Treat In A Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Score the long side of the paper score at 3 ½”, 7″, 8 ½”, 9 ¼”, 10 ¾” and 11 ½”. Rotate the paper so one of the short sides is at the top and again score at ¾” and 5 ¾”.

  • How to make a box. A Treat In A Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, trim using the scissors the ¾” flap from the left of the cardstock on both the top and bottom up to the 7” score line as seen in the picture. This should leave you 5 tabbed areas at the end (far right) of your cardstock with the last tab measuring ¼”.

  • How to make a box. A Treat In A Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, cut the tabs on each score line just up to the score line that runs the length of the paper. Cut off and remove the extra ¼” pieces on each end. Repeat this step on the other end of the cardstock piece.

  • How to make a box. A Treat In A Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the box at the score lines to give them a good solid crease.

  • Step 6

    Unfold the box and cut a strip of the patterned paper that measures the length and width (5” x 1 ½”) of the front panel of the box and adhere it on.

  • How to make a box. A Treat In A Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Position the square punch where you want the window to begin at the top and start punching the window out; overlapping the next punch over the previous one to be sure to open the entire space. I positioned the window 1″ from the top and bottom of the box, but you can choose how tall you want your window to be on it. You may have to fold the ¼” flap at the bottom of the paper inward so the punch fits up to the center flap.

  • Step 8

    Cut a piece of laminate to fit on the inside of the box behind the window making sure to cut it longer and wider than the window opening and adhere it using the glue.

  • How to make a box. A Treat In A Box - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place a small amount of glue on the ¾” tabs and fasten them to the larger tab as shown in the pictures. Make sure not to adhere the very top flap because that’s the one that will open and close the box as seen in the second picture below.

  • How to make a box. A Treat In A Box - Step 10
    Step 10

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  • Step 11

    Now cut a piece of the patterned paper that measures 4 ½” x 3″ and glue it on the front of the card. Cut a 3 ½” x 2 ½” piece of cardstock and glue it to the patterned paper. Add a stamped image or one from a collage sheet or patterned paper. Open the card up and on the inside and stamp the sentiment.

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Peg R.
Peg R. · Moline, Illinois, US · 55 projects
The image used on this can be found at www.alteredpages.com.
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