Can you ever share too many smiles? I don’t thing so.
This week I am creating with a special stamp set called, “You’re The Bomb.” It’s a great stamp set with 18 individual images, encouraging messages, and terrific accent designs. Here’s a picture of the whole set.
Today I want to show you how to make a fun treat box that you can use to share a smile with a neighbor, your co-workers at the office, as party favors, or even put one in your mailbox to say thanks to your mail carrier. Everyone can use a little extra happy in their day.
The treat box looks like this when it’s all put together and ready to give to a friend. It is unbelievably easy to put together, and it’s a perfect size to be filled with lots of different types of fun things.
This particular treat box is actually a die-cut shape on the Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge. This cartridge has lots of different types of 3-D boxes, bags, and containers in addition to fun shapes, a fabulous font and a over 700 designs all together. The box I chose is found on page 35 in the cutting guide book.
Not only did Close To My Heart come up with bunches of great die-cut designs for this cartridge, they also made it super easy make these dimensional projects by adding an additional instruction book to the package. On the right side of the photo shown above, you can see that the second book shows you where to score each design, how to fold it, assemble, and even where to add glue when needed. It’s so helpful.
Once I chose the box shape I wanted to use and cut it out on my Cricut machine, then I just followed these simple steps to put the box together. It’s incredibly quick and easy.
Step 1 - Score the box die-cut on the fold lines indicated by small cuts made by the Cricut machine during cutting. I like to use the Close To My Heart Score Board to get straight, even lines.
Step 2 - Add accent papers, stamped images, and messages to the front. This is where I had fun personalizing the message on the treat boxes with the “You’re The Bomb” Stamp Set. There are so many word combinations to choose from.
Step 3 - Fold end and side pieces in toward the center. Interlock the tabs. No glue needed.
Step 4 - Fill with treats, bring handles up to the center and tie with ribbon. Sometimes I use adhesive-backed mini Hook and Loop Dots to hold the handles together.
Pretty easy, right? Definitely so true.
The colors I used for this treat box are Canary, Thistle, and Pacifica. I really like how simple it is to make fun and personalized projects with the the Close To My Heart products. So many great resources.
The “You’re The Bomb” Stamp Set that I’ve been using with this week is extra special. Not only does it help me create encouraging treats for the people in my every day, it also gives me the opportunity to be a part of making a difference to children around the world through Operation Smile… and you can, too.
For every “You’re The Bomb” set that is purchased, Close To My Heart donates $3 directly to Operation Smile to help provide cleft lip and cleft palette surgeries for children in need. You can learn more about Operation Smile in my post yesterday or by clicking here.
All of the products that I used to make these boxes and the card I shared yesterday can be ordering through my online shopping. Just click here to see all of the Close To My Heart products, shop online, and have it ship directly to your front door. Keep in mind that the “You’re The Bomb” Stamp Set is only available until March 31.
When you place any order through me by March 31, 2015
that includes a “You’re The Bomb” Stamp Set you will
receive a FREE mini stamp set and a hand-stamped card
from me as a thank you for helping to share more smiles
and change the world of children around the world.
The stamp sets will be randomly selected and may include designs like the ones shown here.
So can you think of three people who might enjoy receiving a little treat box from you? How about a cheerful card?
If your weeks are like mine, it’s easy to get too busy. Join me this week in being intentional about brightening each day by sharing some encouraging words and smiles to the people around me.
And when you think about smiles, remember the children that we can help along the way with stamp sets from Close To My Heart. I love working with a company that cares so much about making a difference in the lives of children and families.