Sunday, January 17, 2010

Coaster Candy Box

A quick and fairly easy little candy box can be made with 2 coasters, a Big Shot and a little patience. I say little because I have practically NO patience and the heart cut out drove me nuts because I cut each one individually. I do not recommend this method! When I do it again I will have everything adhered and make ONE perfect cut and it will be fabulous and my anxiety level will be back to the level of a guinea pig in the lab again. I'm not sure that I like my color choices here but there they are. Do you want to know how I made this? Groovy. The instructions are:
Take a 4-1/4" x 8" piece of card stock and score it 1/2" all the way around and 3-3/4" from each end. Where the corners will meet, make a single cut along the long side creating a tab. In the center you will have to cut both scores so the box will open. Sticky Tape these tabs to the long side of the box. Adhere your choice of cardstock to 4"x 4" chipboard coasters and on the one you want for the top center and adhere lightly to your box so you can remove it and insert a piece of acetate for the window THEN it can be adhered permanently and decorated with the cut out heart if you choose. Adhere the bottom coaster. Add a pretty bow and you're finished! Oh, don't forget to put some chocolate in there! What good is a candy box without chocolate?!?
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP, Candy Lane DSP
Embellishment: Big Shot, Movers and Shapers Heart Die Cut, Crystal Effects (covering the sentiment), Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. Very cute, will have to bookmark for idea for later! I love it also!