Friday, October 31, 2014

Thanksgiving Treats Tutorial

Today I have a tutorial for you that is featured on the Heartfelt Creations blog!
On how you can make this
lovely sectioned box which I thought would be great
on the Thanksgiving table with snacks inside.
OR as a gift full of treats to take if your going to
friends or family for Thanksgiving!!! 

Heartfelt Creations

I made it using the Sunflower Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
It really is very easy and quick to make!! 

To make this you will need the following supplies:

HCDP1 247 Classic Sunflower Collection paper pad
HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die
HCPC  3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut stamp
HCPC 3545 Open leaf Stamp
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die

Other supplies:
Score board and tool, Paper cutter
Scissors, Glue, Hot glue gun
Scattered Straw, Wild Honey Distress Inks (Flower)
Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Leaf)
Beads, Colouring pens, 3D foam pads
White and Brown Card

To make the box you will need :
1 x 12" x 12" white piece of card.
(you could make this from double sided papers and then you 
would not need the squares and triangles of contrasting papers )

5 x 4" x 4" squares of paper (I used the spotty ones for this)
4 x 4" x 4" squares of the same paper as above and cut into triangles

4 x 4" x 4" squares of contrasting papers ( I used the yellow ones for this)
4 x 4" x 4" squares of the same papers as above and cut into triangles.

Take the 12" x 12" piece of card and this is the pattern you will score
on the card to make the box

First score 4" and 8" along on one side.
Then turn the paper so those score lines are horizontal and score
again at 4" and 8" down the card. So you have 9 4" squares on your card.

Now score diagonally along the four corner squares.
This is the fiddliest part of the whole project!
Start at the inner corner and gently find a line to score on.
Bring the outer point in line with the score line and score.

Fold along all the score lines, folding the corners so
that the fold comes inwards towards the project

This is how the folds should look like now.

First we will decorate the inside of the box.
Take the 5 4" x 4" sqaures

Adhere them to the four outer squares that aren't scored diagonally.

Now take the 8 triangles cut from four 4" x 4" sqaures

Adhere the triangles to the diagonally scored sqaures

Adhere the 5th square to the centre of the box inner and 
your card should look like this.

Now turn the card over and decorate what will be the outer of the box.
Adhere the 4 x 4" x 4" squares to the card
The middle will be left white as this is the base of the box.

Adhere the 8 triangles cut from the 4 4" x 4" squares.

There are two ways we can bring this together as a box.
This is how I did it on my box.

Fold the Diagonally scored corners into the centre of the box and
hot glue them together. Hold them in place until the glue cools and sticks.

I then hot glued the leaves and a flowers on the top of the join
to cover up the hot glue and to make it stronger.

The second way is to tie the corners together.
Punch a hole on each corner on the score line.

Thread ribbon through the holes and tie together in the centre.

When the top is secure all that remains is to decorate it! 

For my box I cut out two each of two of the journalling panels from the paper pad.
I cut the larger one down to the same size as the smaller (one on the left of the above pic)
piece and cut brown card 1/4" larger than the papers.
Adhere the paper to the card using 3D foam pads;
and to the sides of the box with 3D foam pads 
alternating the papers as you go around the box.

Make the flowers, I have a tutorial HERE on how I made them.

Stamp and Die cut three of the larger leaves from the Classic leaf stamp set.
(These go on the top of the box)
Colour using Peeled paint ink. Gently ink over the leaves first and then 
go around the edges with heavier ink to create shading.
Lastly Shape the leaves.

Adhere the flowers to the box.

Colour the ladybirds (they were on the sunflower stamp)
Shape them and adhere to the box and your project is complete.

Hope you have fun making this !
Happy crafting.


  1. love it - you are so TALENTED!

  2. Fabulous!!! I love it, thanks a lot for the tutorial!!!

  3. Fantastic tutorial Liz, I love this and can't wait to make one for myself!!!!

  4. Thanks for the tutorial Liz, your box is absolutely stunning. Pat x

  5. How very beautiful! That Heartfelt email came into my mail, and I quickly looked at it, but did not realize you were the author. Wonderful for you, and such a gorgeous project. Well done, Indeed! So very appropriate for a Fall gathering. TFS & Hugs too.

  6. Gorgeous Centerpiece Liz. Great tutorial, very easy to understand. I think I might give this a try.


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