Treat Box with Tent Fold Base. Full Tutorial

Happy Saturday crafty friends!
I hope you are enjoying the after Turkey day weekend if you are state side and celebrate Thanksgiving! Today I am sharing a super fun project I created with the brand new Classic Fifties Die Cut Bundle release from CottageCutz.com! It is their fabulous Black Friday release and it is amazing!  Here is what I created.

I created this fun treat box with a tent fold card base. I have seen versions of this floating around online and it was called a truffle box card among other things. Well I created my own version so that it would fit with that super cute Jukebox die cut from this collection! So let's get into the details!

To Create The Treat Box
For the box you will start with a piece of paper that measures 4.25" x 6.5"
Along the 6.5" side you will score at:
1.75", 3", 4.75", 6" and 6.5"

Along the 4.25" side you will score at:
1.25",  and 3"

Once you have scored your piece, you will cut them according to the template. All the red lines are for cutting. The Black is the outer line (size of the template) and the inner black lines are score lines.
Once cut you will line it up so that the 1/2 score line along the 6.5 side will be the box lids "rims" or side flaps. Along that same side, please note the red portion on each side that is "cut out". You will want to leave a .5" section on each side so that as it folds it is all the same size.
Here is what my box template looks like when cut and scored. You can't see it, but I have adhesive on the top two left flaps and the top two right flaps. I also have adhesive on the small two bottom outside flaps for the two lid edges.

Once you have cut and score you will assemble it with the skinner (middle of the box base side flaps) edge adhered to the front (inside) and then sandwiched between the taller two pieces.

Here is a view of the box laying on its side after I have assembled it. Very easy.

Here's another angled shot of the box with the lid open.

Here is a view of the cute little box all closed up.

To Create The Card Base

For the card base, you will use a standard 4.25 x 5.5 horizontal top folding card base.
With the folded top side along the top of your score board, you will score it at 1 7/8 and 3 5/8". You will score those lines down to 1.5". Turn your card and score it from one line to the other. Take a look at the photo above. What those measurements describe is that "box" looking score at the top. That is where your box will sit. Once you have scored those lines, simply go ahead and cut it out. I cut it out just on the outer edge of the score lines. This gave the box a nice snug fit. You may need to change the measurements slightly if you decide to use thicker cardstock or if you add mats to your box, etc.

For the bottom of the card, I simply scored it length wise at .5" and 1" on both flaps. 

Once I scored the bottom two flaps, I did the mountain fold for them. I put adhesive on the bottom two flaps pictured above and then just layered the two sides together.

Here's what the bottom of the card base looks like when almost closed and adhered together.

Lastly for my pink and green mats, I cut two pieces of paper at 2 7/8" x 5 3/8" inches. I adhered them to each side, one at a time and then just hand cut the inside "box" area out. Just put adhesive right up to the edge on the white base and then when you cut out the box area it will still be adhered to the card base.

Here are some closeups of my finished project.

This is the front of the card with the box sitting in the base. 

Here it is slightly angled so that you can see the tent folded base and the box sitting.

Here is a view with the box off the base. I have it slightly opened so that you can see that it can hold a few little treats. I believe I put 5 of those little mini candies in there.

Here is a back view of the card. Because you will be able to see the Jukebox top from the back, I cut it out another time and then added the plain white die cuts to the back. Just to give it a more finished look. After doing this one, I would make another and use colored cardstock instead of coloring in the pieces. That way the back looks more solid. For the back side, I simply added the cute Let's party phrase and one of the stars from the phrase set.

Here's a view with the box sitting on the base and opened. 

One last look at the main photo.

Here's a look at the entire collection.

Dies I used for this project

Be sure to head over and grab yours today!!!

Black Friday pricing will be going away very soon!
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Make sure to also head over to the Cottage Cutz blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has made with these super fun dies!

Well, that about covers it for today! Until tomorrow, have a wonderfully crafty day!

1 comment:

  1. This project is amazing Melinda - love your super creative ideas for treat boxes. This one is perfect for a music lover


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