This project was likewise for my CC-CC class, a square truffle box with a window in the lid, so you can show off the tempting treats inside! Where the other box held four truffles in a single row, this box holds four in quarters, a different look. It's a little more work, but wouldn't it make a great party favor?
The lid of this box is made with a sheet of the Patterns Pack, one of our hostess Level One choices. There's twelve sheets each of five different colors, and they're double-sided, so the inside of the box is just as cute as the outside!
Windowed Truffle Box:
Bottom: score a 6x6 piece of Real Red at just a hair over two inches from all four sides (one-sixteenth of an inch past 2 inches--this will make it just enough smaller to fit easily inside the lid). Snip up to the score lines and secure into a box with Sticky Strip.
Top: Score a sheet of 6x6 DSP two inches from all four edges. Before you cut it (but after you stamp it, if you're going to) lay your Coluzzle circle template on top of it, equally lined up on all four edges. Cut a circle with the FIFTH slot, which should then be perfectly centered in the middle of the top of the lid. Trim the circle out with Paper Snips.
Window: Cut a 3x3 piece of clear plastic from a transparency sheet, cello bag or clear envelope. The smallest cello bags SU sells are the perfect size for this. Using Sticky Strip or Crystal Effects in all four corners, secure the window sheet over the lid's hole on the inside of the box. Because the adhesive you will use is clear, your lid will look just as pretty open as closed.
To finish off the lid, snip up to the score lines and fold into a box. Lay an 8 inch strip of Whisper White taffeta ribbon across the window and down both sides, hiding the ends in the flaps which you will be securing shut with Sticky Strip.
Embellish: Tie a bow of Whisper White taffeta on the stretch ribbon right in the center of the window. Trim ends at an angle so they won't unravel. Make a tag and tie to the ribbon using Silver Metallic cord. Note: to make my tag, I layered the "for you" stamp on a Scallop Square punch, then snipped off the brad slot on ONE end of a square Hodgepodge Hardware label holder. You want to use old scissors or your good strong Craft & Rubber scissors for this. Attach that metal tag holder to the Scallop Square with Mini Glue Dots.
The final project we did I already gave away, so I don't have one to show you, but we stamped with Stazon White on our large flat cello bags, inserted Brownie Candy Cane lollipops, and tied them shut with Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain ribbon and a cute tag made from the hostess set Deer Friends and the circle punches. Very very fun! And so easy... you could put out a bunch of those in very short order.
Great box. I love the window. Thanks for the instructions.
Posted by: Sarah White | 10/24/2008 at 06:14 PM
What a pretty box! I love the window and the way you made the tag out of the scallop square punch & designer label. Thanks for the directions!
Posted by: Brenda | 10/25/2008 at 02:35 PM
This is SO pretty!! thanks so much for the instructions. This would be a great stamp club project sometime!
Posted by: Traci Gentry | 10/26/2008 at 08:29 AM
Great idea!! Thanks for sharing the dimensions!
Posted by: Carmen | 10/27/2008 at 10:22 AM