Good morning. Today we are happy to have Valerie Stangle as a special guest designer. Valerie has created an adorable sweet treat gift box ensemble using a newly released stamp set called Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels Two which also coordinates with the newly released JustRite custom Vintage Labels Two dies.
Today’s candy box project, using Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels Two by JustRite Papercraft, is the perfect tasty gift to give to a family member, friend or co-worker. I loaded the box up with my favorite fun sized bar: Milky Way. Finished at 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” it holds 6 wrapped fun sized bars perfectly.
Using Vintage Label Two Dies, die cut the largest die in pink cardstock and the next smaller size in black cardstock.
The chalkboard technique is very popular right now. Here are the 4 easy steps to create the chalkboard look I used it to create the focal image.
1. Stamp the frame and greeting onto black cardstock with white pigment ink.
2. Quickly add white embossing powder, shake off excess and emboss.
3. Using only the greeting, shadow stamp using white pigment ink, no embossing required.
4. To create a more realistic chalkboard look, gently rub pigment ink around the stamped image and on the edges with a sponge or cloth.
Adding silver brads around the edges of the frame adds a bit of shine. I used the circles from the frame stamp as placement areas for the brads.
Using a 1/8” circle punch, punch 2 holes on the right side of the chalkboard panel, thread a length of gingham check ribbon through and tie into a bow.
Adhere finished chalkboard image to pink die cut with dimensional foam.
Wrap the candy bars in matching paper and decorate with the smallest label from Vintage Labels Two. I coordinated them by using the same technique as the box top label, using words and flourishes from the set.
To make the box and lid:
The box is made using heavyweight black cardstock, cut to 5-1/2” x 7-1/2” and scored 1” on all sides. Cut to where the score lines intersect on opposing sides (2 cuts per side) to make flaps. Pre-fold all the scores, add adhesive to the flaps, secure flaps to inside and create box form.
The lid is made from patterned paper, cut to 5-9/16” x 7-9/16” and scored 1” on all sides. Follow the same instructions to make the flaps. In addition, notch 2 half circles, midway on the long side, on opposing sides to create finger notches to remove the lid easier.
Pre-fold all scores, add adhesive to the flaps and secure inside to create the lid.
When finished, adhere the finished label to the box top with dimensional foam.
Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels Two is an inspiring set with many wonderful greetings. I had fun making this box using just a few of them!
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft - Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels Two
Dies: Vintage Labels Two
Ink: White pigment ink
Paper: Black and pink cardstock
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Other: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Embossing powder, Heat tool, Gingham ribbon, Mini brads, Circle punch, Hole punch, Dimensional foam