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Friday 11 October 2013

Custom Pizza (Treat) Box

With Halloween around the corner, it's the perfect time for treats.   So how about a pretty little box for some special treats.    Take a look at this one adorned with this gorgeous Frankenstein Bride from Bombshell Stamp's Halloween Costume digital dress up set.

And check out the treats inside.   Yum!  The box is custom sized for these little truffles. 

Here's how I made it.....

First of all, take some measurements.  I laid the candies on my cutting mat grid.   I need a box that's 2.5 x 3.5 inches.   But how tall? 

One inch tall ought to do the trick. 

Take those measurements and translate them to this basic pattern.   The orange lines indicate where the cut lines will be. The overall design is a pizza box design with the hinged flip up lid. 

After adding the various segments together for length and width, I cut my cardstock that size - 5 1/2" x 8".

The sketch above also gives me the score lines I'll need.   

Score all of the lines.

Crease all of the score lines with your bone folder. 

Make the cuts along the orange highlighted cut lines.  

Apply adhesive to the flaps to where the flaps will be on the inside of the box.   I used Score tape.

Adhere the base off the box first.  

Then finish up with the lid.

You should have a box with a snug fit.  

I like to take a piece of packaging chipboard and line the base.   My box base is 3.5 x 2.5 inches. 

Dry fit.  Trim any adjustments.  And then adhere the chipbard to the base of the box.   

Had to make sure the little candies fit just right.    :-)

Time to decorate.   Add a base layer of cardstock.   You can use part of the above sketch 

After adding the base decorative layer, I used a hole punch to notch out the lid for a finger hold.  This makes it a lot easier to open the box and get to the treats. 

See the notch?

 Finish decorating the box.   The Frankenstein Bride image from Bombshell Stamp's Halloween Costume digital dress up set is a complete digital image with the Bombshell Angel's face and is perfect to downsize.  I reduced her size to fit on my little box, printed her out, colored, and trimmed.