Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Topical Tuesday # 43 - Snowman Treat Box

Hello, Sue W here, with my last Topical Tuesday post for 2012!
I like to have a few little boxed treats to hang on the tree for visitors at Christmas.....how about you?
Here's a tall skinny snowman box that goes together quite quickly and is fun to decorate. Fill it with chocolates of home baked goodies for a sweet little gift. 
If you think you would enjoy having a couple of these in your house this Christmas, you're welcome to take the hand cutting pdf file. Click HERE.
I'd love to see your boxes, so add them to the gallery with the TAG TT #43.
Here's my photo tutorial,  if you've any questions just ask........
1 x A4 piece of card stock. Small scraps of  ABS digital avocado card. White card for labels and sentiments.
ABS Emerald Collection - Digital Paper - Mint striped.
Dies: CBD 002 Shapes 1, CBD 003 Decorated Christmas. Spellbinders Petite Ovals and circles.
Stamps: ABS Decorated Christmas and Stamped For Christmas.
Embellishments: ABS Christmas Ribbon,  Chilli and Cherry Sprinkles.
Other:  4 x 2" Clear card stock. Small scrap of black felt, Fern punch, High Tac tape and Art Glitter dries clear adhesive.

1.  I printed one A4 sheet of Mint stripe from the ABS Emerald digital collection.  Printed to ABS smooth white card which is a perfect weight for the box.
2. Pass the card through the printer again to print the box cutting and scoring lines. You want to make sure this prints to the white side not the printed one.

2. 3. Cut on the solid lines and score on the dashed lines.  Use a bone scorer to ensure a good crease.
Keep any off cuts of paper as well as the little pattern for the top hat :)
4. Flip the box so you have the patterned side facing up and continue to die cut the Snowman shape.
5.  If you use a Cuttlebug to die cut you will need to fold up the left side of your box to pass it through the machine. 
Cut a strip of clear card stock to measure 4" x 1-7/8" to adhere over the die cut shapes on the inside of the box.
7. Use High Tac tape to add the clear card stock and adhere the box together.
8. Your box is made and it's time to decorate it.
9.  Here's the finished box.........I have to say, it took more time to photograph then write it up :)  I hope you like it and will make at least one! Don't forget he November challenge is all about stripes......perfect!

I'll post more pictures on my blog a little later today.  Thanks for taking the time to scroll through this tutorial, I hope you'll try one of these fun boxes :)

Sue :)


  1. Fabulous tutorial thanks Sue and I have downloaded the PDF!!

  2. Thanks Sue. Great little box. Never no one you might need one of these.

  3. This is ideal for the teachers at my son's school. We don't - they'd love it! Thanks for the cutting file.

  4. Sooooo much FUN, what a fantastic idea Sue!


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