Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine Ferrero Rocher Box

I found this box by Sandra Ronald on her blog but have made a few modifications.  I made my box into a Valentine treat.  It's super simple to make... let me show you how.

The first modification was making the paper size accommodate 2 boxes per 12" x 12" paper.
The box is 9" x 6" and is made from cardstock.
The wrapper is 6 5/8" x 4" (you can actually get 4 wrappers from one sheet if the orientation of the paper doesn't matter to you - it didn't for me) and is made from background and texture paper.
The ribbon pull is made with a coordinating 3" piece of ribbon.
The recipient will receive 3 Ferrero Rocher candies.  : )

Score your 9" x 6" cardstock:

Along the 9" side, score at 1", 2 1/2", 6 1/2", and 8".

Along the 6" side, score at 3/4", 2 1/4", 3 3/4", and 5 1/4".

Score your 6 5/8" x 4" background and texture paper:

Along the 6 5/8" side, score at 1/2", 2", 3 9/16", and 5 1/16".
How do you score 9/16" and 1/16" of an inch if you have the Martha Stewart Score Board like me?  There is a black line between the 0" mark and the 1/8" mark.  Bring your paper out to that black line and then score at 3 5/8" (for the 3 9/16" measurement) and at 5 1/8" (for the 5 1/16" measurement).  Done!

There will nothing to cut on the wrapper.  You'll just fold and then decorate.  More about that soon...

Now that you've scored the cardstock, you'll want to cut it out.  Each corner will be cut off as well as one block to either side of what will become the tabs.

After the straight lines were cut, I went in and cut at an angle for the box to come together nicer and easier.

Once the box is cut, you'll want to punch a hole one side for the ribbon pull.  And this is the time to add your strong adhesive.  As you can see, I've added Score Tape to the flaps and the "backside" of the tabs.  The tabs will be folded up and secured to the long side to create the box ends.  Once those are in place, the side flaps will be folded over for strength and finish.

Before you create the box, secure the ribbon.  I pulled the ribbon through the hole, separated the two sides, and then used regular tape to secure the ribbon in place.  The flap will fold down over the tape and ribbon ends so you won't see them.  : )

Create the box by lining the sides of the tab with edges of the box.

Place some Score Tape along the 1/2" scored section of the background and texture paper.  Fold on the score lines and line up the edge of the paper with the 1/2" section.  You now have a wrapper.  The wrapper is NOT symmetrical so there is a wrong and right orientation.  I put the 1/2" section under the box.

You can flatten the wrapper to decorate it.

I created a banner and stamped "happy" with 1/2" x 1" White Daisy cardstock.  I stamped "Valentine Day" on a 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of White Daisy.

The hearts are made using the Thin Cut hearts (Z3260) in purple and green glitter paper.  Half of my boxes will have the opposite hearts - green outline with a solid purple heart because you get both shapes with the heart thin cut.

Then everything was glued onto the top of the wrapper.

Next, grab your Ferrero Rochers and put them in the box.  Place the box into the wrapper (it's a tight fit).  And Viola!  You're done!  Your friends, co-workers, and neighbors get a sweet treat.

: )

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