SUO #108 Just Believe Treat Holder

It’s been a beautiful autumn; hasn’t it?!  I love the rich fall colors and never tire of using them in my designs.  This week’s SUO challenge is titled “The Treats the Thing.”  I decided to make a favor that could couple as a place card setting for a Thanksgiving dinner table.  I happened across a tutorial by Julie Davison for this little card box with a drawer design and decided it would work beautifully for the favor I was envisioning.   I used a piece of 3” x 12” Old Olive as my base and ran my Speckled Jumbo Wheel across the flat base with Early Espresso ink.  The base was scored at 3”, 4”, 7”, 8” and 11.” I stamped my greeting on the interior flap and then simply folded the score lines to form the container for the drawer;  a single strip of red line on the end tab holds the box together.

 

2014.10.19 SUO TREAT
The drawer was formed from a 2-1/4” square piece which was scored at one inch on each side and then assembled.  The drawer holds 6 Hershey nuggets.
2014.10.19 SUO TREAT DRAWER
For the image I stamped the flowers from Just Believe with Versamark onto a piece of Very Vanilla and then used clear embossing powder to  emboss the image.  When stamping, I was careful to leave an open space so that a name could be written onto the favor and used as a place card at the Thanksgiving dinner table.  Next, I simply inked up three sponges with Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and sponged the colors in a circular motion across the image.  To add a finishing touch to the drawer; I punched a 1-1/4″ circle and mounted it onto the drawer with adhesive, then added a Cajun Craze candy dot to serve as a mock drawer handle.

2014.10.19 SUO 2 PIECES

STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Just Believe, Speckled Jumbo Wheel
STAMPIN UP INK: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Old Olive,Versamark
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, Old Olive ribbon, candy dot brad, Cajun Craze candy dot, 1-1/4” circle punch

4 thoughts on “SUO #108 Just Believe Treat Holder”

  1. Thanks for this brilliant tutorial and good clear instructions.
    Am thinking that this would be great to adapt for my granddaughter’s wedding next year.

    1. What a great idea to use this for a wedding! I might suggest downsizing the box a bit, if you’ll be making them for a number of people. The drawer held more candy than I had anticipated; so, downsizing the box would save on expense when you go to fill them. Best wishes to your granddaughter!

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