Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweet Valentine's Day Card and Treat Box with a Tutorial!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I have begun working on my cards and gifts.
This card will be for someone extra special in my life and I am sure she will love it:
Images: Audrey's Heart by The Stamping Boutique
I also needed a Treat Box for a wonderful friend and this is the finished project:
Images: Wagon Full of Hearts by The Stamping Boutique

It was so much working on this treat box that I made a tutorial and am sharing it with you!

Window Treat Box Tutorial
Images: Audrey's Heart and Wagon Full of Hearts by The Stamping Boutique

  • 9 in x 8 in - white cardstock
  • 11 in x 4 in - red cardstock
  • 12 in x 6 in -pink cardstock
  • 12 in x 6 in - patterned paper
  • 2.75 in x 3.75 in - acetate
  • 2.5 in x 3.5 in - colored image, optional
  • twine
  • strong adhesive
Download Template: Here, adjust printer settings for legal paper, page scaling: none
How  to:

Cut a 9 inch x 8 inch, piece of cardstock.
On the wider side score at 0.5 in, 1.5 in, 2.5 in, 6.5 in, 7.5 in, and 8.5 inches.
On the other side score at 0.5 in, 1.5 in, 2.5 in, 5.5 in, 6.5 in, and 7.5 inches.
Using the template provided, as you guide cut out the box.

 Fold along the dashed lines (blue).

Add adhesive to the small side flaps and assemble the base of the box.
Add adhesive to the four flaps on the sides and fold them inside the box, making sure that they are aligned with the sides of the box.

Cut a piece of cardstock 11 inches x 4 inches.
Score and fold at 3in, 4in, 7in, 8 in and 11 inches.
Using a die cut or punch create a window on one of the outside flaps.

Cut the following pieces:
    From patterned paper:
  • 2 – 2.75 in x 3.75 in (punch a window using the same punch used to create the window on the cover)
  • 2 – 3.5 in x 0.5 in
  • 2 – 2.5 in x 0.5 in
   From cardstock:
  •  1 – 2.75 in x 3.75 in
  •  2 – 3.75 in x 0.75 in
  •  2 - 2.75 in x 0.75 in
  •  2- Frame pieces of choice for the window opening
  From acetate:
  •  1 - 2. 5 in x 3.5 in
Add a piece of acetate to the inside of the cut:
Add the patterned paper background to the front of the box; remember to add the twine.
Add a frame around the window.
Repeat for the inside of the cover.
Assemble the side panels and the colored image.
Glue side panels and image to the outside of the cover piece (being careful of the orientation of the image).
Glue side panels to the base box.
Apply a strong adhesive to the center panel and glue the base box.

Cut a piece of patterned paper 2.75 inches x 3.75 inches and glue to the inside flap.
Glue a piece of plain cardstock for journaling.

Add adhesive to the folded sides of the cover.

Glue the base box to the cover sides.
This is the finished project:
Opened View
Closed View
I just had to share one photo of the box filled with candies!!
Have fun!


  1. Both the box and the card are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  2. Hi Julia,

    This is yummy yummylicious! Fantastic tutorial. Love it...did I tell you I love love love

    xoxo Marjo

  3. such fabulous projects.... Love love them
    Stopping by to invite to visit Link Up for Pink's new website:
    We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

  4. You've got some great tuts Julia, thanks may like to try this one...luv annie


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