Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lindor Truffle Box - New Year's Favor

I modified my Lindor Truffle Box just a little bit so you can use it as a New Year's favor. I designed the message horizontally first, but I am too picky to leave the message going one way, and the candy label going the other way. The candy wrapper is too bulky to simply turn it in the box to face the right way, so I ended up designing the same message vertically, with a tag for the greeting. You can see both versions below:



I made a Free Printable PDF for you which contains both the horizontal version, and the vertical version, so YOU can choose which you like best:

Download Lindor Truffle Box 2013 New Year Favor PDF

You can check out my Lindor Truffle Box Video Tutorial for basic directions, and here are some tips for the New Year's favors:

1) Before making your box, choose which orientation you would like, either horizontal or vertical, and cut out the appropriate 2013 panel.
2) Line up your 3/4" Circle Punch in the center of the explosion image that is used for the zero, and punch a 3/4" hole.
3) Begin making the box, according to the basic directions. HOWEVER, to punch the 1" hole in the box, place your 2013 panel on the unassembled box and mark an 'X' in the center of the 3/4" hole you made. Notice that for the horizontal orientation of the box, the 2013 panel is centered. For the vertical orientation, I shifted the 2013 panel down towards the bottom of the box. See the pictures below for placement of panel and marking of 'X' for each orientation.



4) Center the 'X' in your 1" Circle or Square Punch, and punch the hole out of the box, as shown below. Complete box assembly according to basic instructions.


To finish the horizontal box, I wrapped about 15" of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine around each end of the box and tied each in a square knot. To finish the vertical box, I wrapped about 24" of twine around the top only, and tied in a double bow. (See video for demonstration of square knot, and double bow.)

To add the tag on the vertical box, punch a hole at one end of the tag, and string the tag onto the right trailing edge of the twine before tying your bow. Because the hole is so tiny, you may want to pull your twine through from the back, with a floss threader. See the pictures below for a quick tutorial on that. {Click any picture to see it larger}




I hope you enjoy making these...I have some assorted Lindor Truffles left over from making my Lindor Truffle Ornament Box, and this is the perfect remedy (to keep me from eating them all myself)!!!

Stampin' Supplies: Pacific Point card stock, Whisper White card stock (for printing PDF onto), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 1" Square or Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, 3/4" Circle Punch, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Piercer (or 1/16" hole punch) for tag...and of course, (3) Lindor Truffles for each box!

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO
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3 comments :

Stamping T! said...

Too too too cute Kimberley! TOTALLY making these for my NY gathering. Thanks for sharing and gosh the tip with the 'floss threader' "GENIUS" girl!

Cheers,
T

procrastistamper said...

Thanks for the sweet comment, T :-) I'm so glad someone can get some use from this project!

Diana said...

What a great way to celebrate!!