I feel the need to apologize for being down these past couples of months, the end of the year brought a series of personal/ family issues that needed to take precedence. Things are still crazy but more of the “good” kind of crazy. My heartfelt appreciation for those of you who are still with me.
Now, let’s get into today’s project.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so I have started to work on some projects that are for home decor as well as gifts for my all my son’s school teachers and friends. I am trying to figure out the best treat holder for mass production as I have about 50 plus I want to produce.
The Silhouette store had this cute little “3D Cracker Box” file by Lori Whitlock with finishing options of hearts, oval cut-out, and the oval scallop frame. This box cuts to over 9 inches (flat) which means one piece of 12×12 per box ( can get a little expensive for mass production). It folds up into an 8.5 inch (heart tip to heart tip) by 2inches with a depth of an inch. The length of the box portion is 5 1/8 in x 2 in. x 1 in. this creates a generous amount of treats.
The file allows for either a window to be cut or to cut an oval layer to write or stamp on. Using the layer option I cut an oval piece of acetate little larger than the opening.
Tip: If you have not cut acetate on your Silhouette before I recommend using the cardstock setting (thickness) but slow the cutting speed down from the recommended speed.
Once the acetate was cut, it was a matter of getting it lined up securely. Acetate has a beautiful look, but it is a material that requires some care when handling. If using liquid glue, it is important to not have a 3-year-old distracting you. If it smears, the glue residue has to be removed which can be some work otherwise, it leaves a “fogged” spot. To help finish off the top of the window I added the scalloped oval to finish the edges.
Hershey Kisses dressed in their Valentine finery seemed like the perfect treat to pair with this box. Then it was just a matter of adhering the flaps and tying the ribbon on each end.
Tell me what you think of this treat box in comments. There will be more treat box options coming this week along with some Valentine’s Day decorations.
Until next time……..