Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lindor Truffle Ornament Box

A stamping friend wanted a new gifting idea for Lindt Lindor Truffles, and I came up with this prototype. You can fit 3 truffles in the box, and only the center one is displayed, which makes it easier to color coordinate if you buy a box of assorted truffles, with different colored wrappers. Also, the box top opens, so the recipient doesn't have to tear it apart to get the candies out:

I decided that I wanted the background color to offset the ornament a bit, so I made another box using Pacific Point card stock instead of Whisper White. You could bling it up more by stamping a pattern on the box, and adding rhinestones or pearls, but they are great as-is if you're pressed for time. You can add a tag if you want, or just tuck them in stockings (from Santa & his Elves!), or set them at each place setting at your holiday dinner party:

These are fairly quick and easy to make, so I wanted to go ahead and post the instructions for you advanced stampers right now. I plan to make a quick run-through video to show you the assembly and give you some tips, but the sun goes down here like...well, right now. So, I'll need to tweak my lighting a bit. In the meantime, here are some words!

UPDATE: Check out a Video Tutorial for this project HERE.

1) Start with a 7"x5" piece of card stock. Score parallel to 7" side at 1", 2", 3", and 4". Turn card stock 1/4 turn and score parallel to 5" side at 1/2", 1-1/2", and 6".
2) Cut away all pieces marked with dark gray scribble in picture below. Snip along red lines.
3) Punch 1" Circle (or 1" Square--whichever punch you have that can reach best) in center of the body of the front of the box, as shown in picture below. The body is 4-1/2" long, so center your hole at 2-1/4".

4) Overlap rightmost flap over the top of the leftmost flap, and adhere to create box "tube". Glue bottom flaps closed.
5) Insert Lindor Truffles, folding the wrapper ends toward the back of the box, out of the way. The box holds three candies, make sure the center one you insert is the color wrapper you want showing. Close box top.
6) Stamp ornament in desired color and die cut with framelit. Punch a 3/4" circle from the center of the ornament.
7) Using Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere ornament over hole in box. (yes, the hole in the ornament is smaller than the one in the box--believe me, it looks so much better this way)
8) Wrap about 15" of Baker's Twine around bottom and tie in square knot. Wrap about 24" of Bakers Twine around top and tie in a bow, then tie another bow right on top of that, for a double bow.

Stampin' Supplies: Ornament Keepsakes stamp set, Holiday Ornament Framelits, (or, get the stamp set & framelits in a Bundle for 15% Savings!), Whisper White card stock, Pacific Point card stock, Marina Mist ink pad, Island Indigo Baker's Twine (you could adhere thin strips of coordinating patterned paper around top and bottom, instead of twine, if desired), 1" Circle Punch or 1" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, and Lindor Truffle candies :-)

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)

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