Friday Fancy Fold – Chocolate Treat Box

Today I would like to share with you a cute little treat box. When you lift the lid, the sides fold down to expand and you will see four little boxes with a treat in each box. Each box holds a single Ferarro Rocher chocolate. I originally saw this treat box on Pinterest and was inspired by Stamp with Nellie’s design so had to make one up for myself.

The inside of the box with the lids removed to reveal the chocolate treat inside

Although the treat box looks complicated to make, I was surprised by how easy it was to put together. They take a little time to make up due to all the pieces and the snipping required but I invite you to try it and see for yourself.

I love how this makes a perfect little gift. It’s a great way to show someone you appreciate them. Can you imagine their surprise when they open that box?

To make each little box for the inside;

  • For all four boxes, score at 1 1/2″ on all 4 sides and fold and burnish with your bone folder. At opposite ends, cut along the score line from the edge to the first score line. Cut a small wedge to make folding the box easier. Adhere the flaps and fold up the pieces to form your box.
  • For the Lids, score all four pieces of DSP at 1/2″ (gently so you don’t rip the paper) and cut and fold the same way you did for the box. Now adhere the flaps and fold up the pieces to form the lid. Place the lids on the boxes and set aside for now.

Your cutting should look like this, then just fold up the flaps and adhere in place.

Small Box with lid cut outs

Fold up each box and lid like this and glue the flaps

To make the main box;

  • For the Main box, score your card stock at 2″ on all for sides. Fold and burnish all the score lines. In each corner, cut along the score lines to remove all four corners. Adhere the Designer Series paper to all four sides. For this Box, I used the Oh So Ombre Designer Series paper which I earned free with my purchase during Sale-a-bration. I love this paper and all the colours included.
  • For the Main lid, score your card stock at 3/4″ on all for sides. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the center top and sides of the lid. Cut, fold and adhere the flaps as you did with the small boxes.
Main Box with DSP added
Lid with DSP added

To Assemble your box;

  • Stamp your sentiment and adhere to the matting. Adhere to the inside center of the box.
  • If you decide to add DSP to the inside of the card, do so now. In my example I did not decorate the inside.
  • Place (do not adhere yet) each small box/lid on the inside of the main card base along the score line and the edge of the paper, leaving a tiny space for easy folding. Make sure you place each box in the same corner around the card stock, so the box will close properly. Close up the box to ensure it all lines up. Adjust as needed and adhere to the card base.
  • Add your treats to each little box and fold it all up, adding the lid to keep the box closed.
Place your boxes in the same corner

Fold up your box to ensure it all fits before adhering the boxes

Now that your box is complete, wrap your box with a nice ribbon and add a sentiment. In my example I I used the beautiful Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon and punched out a heart and stamped my sentiment on that, tying it to the top of the box.

The completed treat box

Supplies required;

  • Main Box with lid
  • Base:
    • Card stock – 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″
    • Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 2 3/4″ for the sides of the outer box
    • (Optional: you can also cut DSP to decorate the inside of the box as well)
  • Lid:
    • Card Stock – 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″
    • Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 3″ for the top
    • Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 1/2″ (cut 4) for the sides of the lid
  • Inside the box:
    • Card stock – 3″ x 3″ (Mat)
    • White Cardstock 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (for your sentiment)
  • Small Boxes for the treats:
    • card stock – 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ square (cut 4) for the boxes
    • Designer Series Paper – 2-9/16″ x 2-9/16″ (cut 4) for the lids
  • Ribbon of your choice, I used the beautiful Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon
  • Don’t forget your treats for the inside!

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Gift box thank you cards

Gift box holds 5 cards and envelopes

I made up this gift box using the new in-color Card stock and Matching DSP. The gift box is approximately 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. It holds five 3×3 cards with matching envelopes I left the inside of the cards blank.

I think this would make a great gift for a friend or to keep a stash of cards for yourself so you always have a gift tag on hand. Tuck a few of the cards in your purse and hand out to your favourite hairdresser, a waitress, a care giver or anyone you wish to show appreciation for. They are also perfect to attach to gifts as a gift tag.

Note: The cards are too small to stick in the mail.

To make the cards

Cut a piece of 3 x 6″ card stock, and score at 3″. Fold in half and crease with your bone folder to make a nice crisp fold. I love using the bone folder for that. The DSP is cut at 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and adhered to the front fo the cared.

I added the sentiment to the front. It is cut in white card stock with the 2″ circle punch. I also used the starburst punch in matching cardstock behind the sentiment to finish off the look. Voila! you have a card and really, how easy it that?

To make the envelopes

Cut coordinating DSP at 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. I used the envelope punch board to make the envelopes for the cards, following the punch and scoring lines for the 3×3″ cards. However if you don’t have a punch board (retired now) you could just fold all the corners in so that you have a 3 x 3″ square. Tacking three sides down with adhesive.

To make the card box.

Cut your Card stock at 9 1/8″ x 8 1/4″. This is for the card box.

Score on the long side at 7/8″, 4 1/8″, 5″ and 8 1/4″

Score on the short side at 7/8″ and 7 3/8″

It should look like the picture, when finished.

FYI, I made a couple of these boxes so chose two different colours in the pictures to best show off the score lines

Trim up the tabs as shown then crease all the fold lines using your bone folder. I find trimming is easier before I fold but that is a personal choice.

Adhere the tabs using the Stampin Seal Plus as this gives it a stronger seal for 3D projects.

This is what it looks like when completed. I notched the top of the lid with a 1″ punch to provide a bit of an opening.

As you can see, the notch is slightly off centre because I eye balled it. I recommend you make a small pencil mark for the centre before punching. Live and learn right? It never ends…

Cut a second piece of card stock at 7 15/16″ x 4 1/16″. This if for the insert

Score on the long side at 3 1/4″, 4″ and 4 3/4″

Score on the short side at 1/2″ at ends

Trim ends so it looks like this then fold. The middle score line is mountain and the other two are valley folds. The tabs should be folded outwards

This is what is will look like.

Add adhesive to the tabs on the sides then position it inside the card box, gently placing the tabs to the front and back on the box.

This is what the finished box looks like with the insert and cards inside.

Cut matching DSP at 6 1/4′ x 3″. This is for the top of the box

Cut a mat (Optional) at 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Adhere to the front of the box. I chose to add the same sentiment to the front of the box as the cards inside.

This is a similar design. If you choose to create this card box along with the cards/envelopes inside, a word of caution. They are very addictive to make.

Supplies used

Card stock


DIY Gift Card Holder

So many times, gift giving is done through a gift card to a favourite store. This takes the trouble of finding the perfect size, colour or item away from the person giving the gift. It also saves the person receiving the gift from having to return it or worse, re-gifting it to someone else. While I am not a fan of gift cards, preferring to pick out a unique gift myself, I will say that I have both purchased them in the past and have happily used them many times as well. They do seem to be a staple when we don’t know what else to buy.

However, I love coming up with unique ways to present a gift card to someone and would like to share this mask gift card holder with you today. With Covid-19 so prevalent, it just seemed appropriate. This particular gift card holder is super easy to make yourself.

Start with two 6″ x 6″ pieces of double sided paper. Since there is a wide variety of cloth masks out there, your paper could be subdued or as wild as you like. I rather like the wilder masks I have seen around town but used a quieter paper pattern to demonstrate. Anyways, back to the instructions. Fold your paper into a triangle, creasing it using a bone folder (or your finger) to ensure a crisp crease line. Fold each corner inwards until you have a horizontal line, then repeat with the other corner as shown. Ensure all fold lines are crisp and neat.

Take the top piece and fold it down to crease it, then tuck it into the outside folded triangle so it all lies flat. This becomes your “closed” side. Do the same again with the second 6 x 6″ piece of paper so you have two but instead of tucking the top into the pocket, fold it inwards so you won’t see it. The second piece will become the “open” side.

Once both are done, it’s time to assemble. Add your adhesive to one of the triangles shown and then slide the other one into the pocket to bring them together. Cut two 6″ pieces of ribbon and add a glue dot or other adhesive to each end of the ribbon, then you can tuck them under the folds to complete the mask. You can now slide the gift card into the pocket of the “closed” side and fold the “open” side down to close it.

I then added a 2″ circle of card stock with the saying and glued half of the circle to the “closed” side, so the other half will overlap and hold the right “open” side closed until it is ready to be opened by the recipient. I then flipped it over and added another sentiment to the front of the mask, just because it needed something to finish off the look.

Well I hope you will try this unique gift card holder. It’s adorable and can easily be made with any paper you have on hand. The overall size of the “mask” is approximately 5″ long and 3.5″ high. I used approximately 6″ of ribbon at each end.

Please send me a picture if you make one, I would love to see your version.

Note of caution, they are addictive to make.