Monday, September 30, 2019

Seasonal Treat Boxes -- for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I am posting for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today, where I am pleased to be starting out the new term!  You are going to be seeing some great inspiration here from a talented group of crafters, so enjoy the ride!

I like making treat boxes to take to my friends in the nursing home where I worked for 33 years.  They love seeing my homemade creations, and a little bit of chocolate often hits the spot.  When I saw this versatile Small Box from Leane Creatif, I knew I would get a lot of use out of it.  Here are what they look like completed:

They are each large enough to hold approximately 3 chocolate kisses, so they are fairly small.  I used a 6x6 piece of paper for each of these.

Here's a picture of the supplies I used on these:

You can see a picture of the die, along with all the extras that come with it.  You can make a Santa box, a bride and groom box, and a sheep.  I got this on one of the Dies R Us special orders, so it's not currently available.  Sign up for the Dies R Us newsletter so you hear about these fun special orders and you won't miss out on these great specials.   You can see some other dies I used, too, and I'll explain them as I go.

Here's a picture of everything after I got it die cut.  I cut out enough goodies for 3 boxes, then embellishments for each box.

You may have noticed how the boxes curving in.  I curled them like they were ribbon in order to get them to look better.  Otherwise, they sort of collapsed in on themselves.  Here's a photo of just one of them, with the edges curling in:

The bats on this box are a Spellbinders die, but these small bats from Impression Obsession would work just as well. 

This box is embellished with another Spellbinders die, but this Cat Set by Impression Obsession would work great.

Each box is held together at the top with twine or ribbon.  I found it a little easier to thread twine through the holes.
Not everyone celebrates Halloween, so I made an Autumn treat box, too.  This box is embellished with fall leaves, cut from the Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall - Autumn Leaves Collection

The papers on these boxes are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The 2 Halloween boxes use the Autumn Flannel paper pack.  The Autumn themed box uses the new Howdy Autumn papers.  The ribbon is from my stash, and the twine is from Timeless Twine.

Please visit the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog often to see wonderful projects from my talented team mates.  I'll be on the team for another 6 months, and I'm very excited about that! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art --October Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Make My Monday -- Autumn 
Dies R Us Challenge Blog -- ATG


  1. I love these sweet boxes and how you decoraated them. Thanks for linking to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

    DRU DT

  2. Beautiful autumnal/Halloween boxes, love the colours, thank you for joining in at MMM

  3. Super cute cute and fun boxes...thanks for joining our challenge at Dies R us and welcome to the DRU DT!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. You already know how much I LOVE these! What a fun project! Big Hugs!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. So, so cute! Who wouldn't love getting one of these?? Great autumn details! Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.