Happy New Year to all The Doodlebug crafters. I am excited to share with you a little treat box with some of the wonderful products that I have gotten at the store over the past few months.
I used these for Valentine’s Day, BUT they can easily be made into St. Patricks Day treat boxes too
I chose to use Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguins Stamp and Die for my cute little design and Elizabeth Craft Designs Gable Box for my treat holder.
I chose to use the cute little penguin holding a strand of hearts. I used Catherine Pooler Midnight and Rockin’ Red Dye Inks to stamp the penguin design, hearts and Valentine saying. I used colored pencils to color in my design. Once it was colored I used the dies to cut out the penguin and hearts.
The Gable Box requires a 6x9 piece of cardstock. I had just the right size of this pretty pink cardstock and knew it would be perfect for a Valentine’s treat box. I used my Tim Holtz Vagabond machine and it cut perfectly. Fold along the score lines to shape the box and use
double sided tape to secure the ends. I placed the pink gable box over an empty foundation box and I was able to apply more pressure to make sure the double sided tape secured the bottom of the box.
Now the fun part of decorating and putting the treat inside! I used pop up dots to apply the penguin and hears to the box. The dots add a little dimension to the box. I picked up a bag of Craft Decor Crinkle Basket filler in pink. This bag contains enough filler to make several Valentine’s treat boxes. Add a little crinkle filler and put in your favorite treat. I put the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment on a small dowel rod to resemble a flag and slid it inside the box. This box could have been accented with any type of rhinestone or ribbon! I think this turned out so cute!!
On one of my recent trips to The Doodlebug, I picked up Simple Stories Card Ephemera “My Valentine”. This package has 40 pieces of different shapes, sizes and designs. These designs can give your treat box a more vintage feel. Decorating ideas are endless.
I hope you all enjoyed this little Valentine’s Day treat box idea. Some days just a little bit of chocolate will help us get through the day. (I know, some days it can be a whole bag!) I hope everyone had a GREAT Valentine’s Day! Keep sharing all your ideas and supporting our favorite local scrapbook and craft store - The Doodlebug!!!