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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Little box of Chocolates...

Hi there..T here, and I have a little chocolate project for you. This little project is quick and easy and makes great teacher and friend gifts..or just a little treat for the love of your life, after all it IS the month of Love. :)    I acquired a big box of little unassembled boxes so I am using one of those for my box..but you can use any box you have on hand.  I picked out a nice brown paper to cover my little box and I used pink for embellishing.  I always think of pink and brown when I think "Chocolate".  But use your stash on hand and use up some of your left over scraps.
Here I have measured and cut pieces to fit each of the sides of my box and one piece for the inside bottom.  I decided I wanted a ribbon closure, so I am using CTMH photo hangers on the top and front panel held on with little brads.   Next I cut 9 flowers out of both brown and pink cardstock and matching designer paper with the large Paper Shaper flower punch.  You will need 3 or 4 layers for each flower depending on how full you would like them.  I will be using Janna's style of flower making so I will send you over to her video so you can see her in action:

And here we are with my 3 flowers which I have misted with some brown and shimmer glimmer mist. I then glued all the layers together with some Glass Effects (CTMH)  I find this quickly holds small pieces and dries perfectly clear. 
Using my Nesties I have cut out an image from a piece of My Mind's Eye DP using a label nestie. I used a matching pink piece of cardstock to cut out and emboss the medium Fleur De Lis nestie( ) to layer behind my image. Next distress the edges a bit with some Tim Holtz ink ( I use vintage photo for about everything)
And here we go...I assembled and glued everything on top of my little box, added a little ribbon and all done..quick and easy little treasure!  Now all I need is a few chocolates to fill it up..yumm!
Now its your turn..cant wait to see what YOU come up with. 


  1. Teresa this is just stunning-I love the way you took us through it step by step!! Lucky person getting this beautiful piece~~

  2. What a great project, and very easy to do thanks to your tutorial! The box even looks good enough to eat!

  3. Great tutorial! You can change this to use for any special treat!

  4. Teresa, great tutorial. When I went to look at the video it said it was private. Can you check on this as I love the flowers and would like to see her technique! Thanks so much, Sue


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