Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"You are a Keeper" Candy Treat Box - 3D Wednesday with My Creative Time

Good Morning!
It is another 3D Wednesday over at My Creative Time.  Today I made an adorable treat box that contains my favorite candy, swedish fish!  I can remember going to the department store when I was a kid and getting a 1/4 pound in a white paper bag and loving every single ounce!
This cool box is made with just ONE uncut 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock.  I only had to score and fold.   You can see the tutorial here.
 I do believe that this is one of my all time favorite projects I have done.  You only need to use one piece of card stock and they can be decorated for ANYTHING!!!  Add as much or as little embellishment as you like.  Emma's Mini Frame and Arrow dies work so perfectly here.  I don't know if I will be able to give this one away, hehehe!

 I kept the back simple adding just some of the matching patterned papers.

This is a view of the opened box.  You could also use velcro or clips to keep the top closed instead of the eyelets and twine.
List of Supplies:
My Favorite Sayings stamp set, Stitched Mini Frame die and Capture Frame Arrow die  -  My Creative Time
Snorkel: School's Out patterned paper  -  Cosmo Cricket
Chartreuse Card Stock  -  Papertrey Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Mandarin Twine  -  The Twinery
Eyelets  -  We R Memory Keepers
Fish Brad  -  The Eyelet Outlet
Swedish Fish Candy
Well that's it for me today.  I enjoyed making this project and I hope you enjoyed it too!  Have a wonderful day my friends!


Joan Smith said...

Your treat box is so cute and it's amazing how you found the right paper I love it when this happens!! Love how you used Emma's dies and stamps. Great ideas created by a very talented gal....Enjoy your fishies (tee hee)

jessica said...

I LOVE this Cathryn!!! What an adorable project and GREAT idea!!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too :)
How fun would these be to make for end of the school year treats! Awesome job!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT hump day!

Leanne Garner said...

This is ADORABLE Cathryn!! I love this gift bag and wow it's just from one sheet of card stock!! I will definitely have to make some of these! Love the paper and thanks for the link to the tutorial! Have a GREAT day my friend! Hugs, Leanne

snappy scrappy said...

So darn cute, great paper!!

Crafting Katie said...

Okay, I'm definitely going to have to check out this tutorial. What an adorable box!!! Love how you decorated it with the bright colors and the fish!

CherylB said...

Super cute!!! I love what you did with this....and I am also a lover of Swedish Fish!!! Great job!

Creative M said...

Totally Cute!!
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quilt4fun2 said...

What a cute box! Perfect papers and embellishments also. Great job!
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Rosie said...

what a cute treat box ! great idea

Gabby Lou said...

I love Swedish fish but the fishes on the outside were pretty dang cute!! Thanks for sharing with area oro!!

June Houck said...

So super cute!!! Your project and Leanne's were my fave at MCT yesterday. I just bought that Polaroid die from Emma's birthday sale and now I just have to find a cute little fish!!! Love this :)

Cassandra said...

How fun! Thanks for the link to the tutorial too! Can't wait to try it sometime :)

Kim H said...

Cathryn ~ OMG! First of all this is the CUTEST and CLEVEREST thing!! I LOVE it! I am so borrowing it! I LOVE the fact it's with one piece of paper! Of course all the details are PERFECT! Then lets talk Swedish fish ~ I LOVE them!! I so remember going to Kaufman's and getting a glassine bag filled too! Oh how were meant to be friends! I hope all is well with you!