So... I have been having a go at all sorts lately (not of the sweet kind before you ask lol).
Who doesn't love chocolate? Well, with this in mind, I thought I'd share this ultimate box.... perfect for those sweet temptations and great for gifts....
For this project, I have used 2 sheets of A3 card in white.
It has an outer box which opens like a book, and an inner box for 2 bars of chocolate to sit inside!
▪️Measurements for Box Inner - 9¾ x 10 inches
Score and burnish all 4 sides at ¾ inches and 1½ inches with a Bone Folder.
▪️Cut as shown in the photo above, and then score all lines.
▪️Fold and glue (red liner tape is best as it's permanent and very strong).
Make a double walled box.
✅ TIP - Fold the 2 ends with the tabs first, so you don't forget to put these inside when gluing down the other 2 sides.
▪️Outer card wrap - 16 5/8 x 8 ½ inches
▪️Score at ½ inch each (longest end on both sides).
▪️Rotate and then score at ½ inch , 7¾ inches and 8 5/8 inches.
Score and burnish each score line and then cut as shown in the picture.
▪️Using red liner tape on the inside tabs, fold and burnish each tab all the way round.
Once done, you can start to decorate the inside of the outer wrap.
I used the following measurements :-
▪️Inside panels X2 17.5 x 18 cm
▪️Spine panel X1. 18 x 2 cm
🚨 DO NOT STICK THE PAPERS DOWN YET .... I WILL TELL YOU WHEN :-)
Again, I used Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape to stick these to the inside of the wrap.
My chosen Papers are from Jamie Rodgers' Classic Christmas Paper Pad.
Next I cut 2 pieces of ribbon that would be long enough to tie a bow.
Cut a length of approx 30cm for each each.
Using double-sided tape, stick each piece of ribbon about 8cm in, centrally at each end of the wrap.
These will be tied once completed to keep the wrap secure.
✅ NOW YOU CAN STICK YOUR PAPERS DOWN
Once the papers are all stuck down, add your box inner to the right hand side.
I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to allow for a little wiggle room....
✅ TIP - Before sticking, double check that the box fits the correct way.
You will see this easily as it should sit square.
▪️You can add a liner to the inside of your box, however I decided to leave mine plain which is personal preference. If you had a particular theme, such as Wedding, Birthday etc this would be a nice finishing touch!
▪️Let's decorate our chocolate bars.....
I used Galaxy Bars for mine, as they have the removable wrappers.
Use a wrapper on your paper to mark corners, so you can cut it exactly the same.
I used white card and embossed it with a Christmas Embossing Folder.
I then used a selection of Jamie Rodgers' dies from his NEW Christmas Collection to add detail to my wrappers.
✅ IDEA - Remember, the recipient won't know the flavours of the chocolate, so you could pop a little card underneath them to state the flavours.
Decorate the front of your box... co-ordinating your design to suit your theme.
I didn't use a paper and left it the colour of my card, and just used the die sets and built it up.
✅ IDEA - Depending on the size of the box you make, it might be nice to add that finishing touch, popping in some tissue paper :-)
I've enjoyed this project and hopefully you can follow my instructions to make a gift for your own family and friends, which would be lovely to receive.....
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