Sunday, 25 November 2012

Festival of Prints chocolate box

Anne Honsel's swap
Cute little box received as a Convention swap from German demonstrator Anne Honsel – easy to recreate, yes? You’d think, wouldn’t you? But no, I must have been having a mental block because I had to have at least four goes before I finally got the measurements right... and this was AFTER taking it apart and measuring it! 

The good news is that the original is back together and now at last I know what I’m doing.

This box was made from Festival of Prints paper stack, you know, the little one that everyone loves so much! The measurements are really easy in metric but I wanted to adapt it to inches because I don’t have the metric plate for my Simply Scored.

Boxes for my team

Once I had my Simply Scored set up – I marked two of the markers with a permanent pen so I’d know which measurements were which – I was flying and made a whole batch of these for my team training event yesterday. The finished box just fit one Ferrero Rocher chocolate, so these are perfect for table favours or little gifts at work. Sometimes I make projects like these for work instead of cards – no writing required (they’re obviously from me!) and I don’t have to worry about missing anyone out.

I like the sanded Core-dinations hearts best!
Metric instructions

  1. Take a sheet of DSP from the Festival of Prints stack and cut down to 15cm long
  2. Score along the long edge at 2cm and 9cm
  3. Turn 90º and score at 3cm, 7cm, 10cm and 14cm.
  4. Fold and cut away the smallest piece.
  5. Cut up along the short scorelines. If desired, you can cut narrow triangles from these to shape them slightly.
  6. Keep one piece as the top flap, the one next to the side flap
  7. Cut away all the other sections from this edge piece (shaded areas in diagram). Round the corners on the remaining flap
  8. Now assemble 
Imperial instructions

  1. Take a sheet of DSP from the Festival of Prints stack
  2. Score along the long edge at ¾” and 3½”
  3. Turn 90º and score at 1¼” -  2 7/8”  -  4 1/8"  -  5 ¾”
  4. As above 

The “bow” is made from Cherry Cobbler tulle – about an inch of it, turned sideways and then pinched in the middle with some linen thread or baker’s twine wrapped around it a few times and knotted. It’s attached with a Glue Dot®. Anne’s original had really cute magnets as a closure but I don’t have those so simply attached the scallop circle at the bottom only and then tucked the top flap behind it to secure. It worked!

Stamps: Mixed Medley (hostess)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Coredinations cardstock - Early Espresso
Paper: Festival of Prints, Cherry Cobbler Glimmer Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Little heart punch, ¾” circle punch, small scallop circle punch, linen thread, baker’s twine, Cherry Cobbler tulle, Glue Dots®, corner rounder

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Super cute! Thanks for the measurements - might have a try myself!! You're right, they'd be great for co-workers.

  2. perfect little boxes, may have to try ,especially as you've taken all the hassle out of it for us ;)

  3. Ok is it just me being blonde then as I cant for the life of me get this to work lol

  4. Ok I am very definitely a blonde and Helen your post is spot on. OH sorted it no problem I was trying to put it together upside down!!!

    Thanks hun


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