Friday, December 16, 2011

Polar Bear Treat Box

Okay, I absolutely had to have the Polar Party stamp set...it has the cute polar bear you see below, and also some holiday items like trees, gifts, and there are also two little penguins in the set! I really bought it solely because the penguins were so cute, and I thought that might be all I'd use from the set. But as I was making this project, I noticed that the polar bear fit perfectly within the frame, so he's my favorite in the set for now. The dangling Mini Jingle Bells really complete this project! I'm having a hard time with my lighting lately, so you'll have to trust me when I say this project looks super cute in real life!


This is a variation on a box I made previously--you can find the relevant dimensions on THIS BLOG POST. I chose to make these for my daughter to take to school for her teachers and friends, because the box is not attached to the little wraparound strip. See, we've made adorable treat containers before, and her friends just ripped them apart in their haste to get the candies. This way, they just slide the box out and open it...and our loving handiwork remains intact, so others can covet the packaging :-) I put some Merci chocolates inside, they were on sale at our corner Walgreens (usually $8 box, on sale 2 for $7). Eight of the individual chocolates fit in each treat box without any trouble or special care as to arrangement, and they are YUMMY.

I also just wanted to say that it's not too late to do some holiday crafting. I whipped out 10 of these simple and easy boxes from 4:00 to 6:00 this morning. (It's my daughter's last day of school til after Winter Break, so I had to get them done before I took her to the bus stop!) The designing is the hardest part, and I've already done that for you :-) The great thing about this Polar Party stamp set is that you can use the penguins and polar bear all winter long. Let's say you are too booked up with holiday chores and events right now and don't get your treats made until after Christmas. No problem, it's still winter for a few more months, and you can't tell me there's anyone who would not LOVE to get this little treat box as a "thinking of you" gift in January!!!

Stampin' Supplies: Polar Party stamp set, Sassy Sparkles Jumbo Wheel, Pool Party card stock, Pool Party ink pad & marker, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Black ink pad, Whisper White card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock, Lucky Limeade marker, Real Red marker, Crumb Cake marker, Basic Grey marker, Pink Pirouette marker, Stampin' Sponge, Mini Jingle Bells, Linen Thread, 1/2" Circle Punch, Box #2 die (used with Big Shot), Textured Impressions Designer Frames Embossing Folder (used with Big Shot), Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

~Kimberley Morris
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Colorado Springs, CO
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1 comment :

Colleen said...

What a darling treat box.
I'm sure her teacher and friends will really enjoy these.
ColleenB.