Large Triangle Box with Gold Striped Cover

Hi Crafty friends 🙂

Today’s project is not small by any means.

Actually it’s quite large.

It uses 2 pieces of black card stock and 1 sheet of patterned paper and when filled it will hold a 320g box of Cadbury Favourites, plus a little something else.

As this is my secret Santa gift for tonight, when we go out to dinner at 12 Stones.

So here is the box next to the one that i made early in the year. As you can see there is quite a big difference in size.

The smaller one measures: 4-1/4′ x 3-1/2′ x 2′

and the large one measures: 9′ x 6′ x 3′

I’m very happy with the way it turned out, and I though that I would share it with you.

Here are the Measurements, instructions and Video:


Black card stock 1386: 9-3/4′ x 12′ (you will need two of these pieces)

score on the 9-3/4‘ side @ 3′ & 9‘ do this on both pieces

Make a mark on both pieces on the 9-3/4′ side @ 1-1/2‘ (this will be in the 3′ side section)

score on the 12′ side @ 3′, do this on both pieces

Box cover:

Silver & Gold paper X7226B: 12′ x 12′ cut into two 12′ x 6′ pieces (either the Gold hearts or the gold strip paper)

Score on the 6′ side of one piece only : 1/2′

Either use one of the Merry Everything tags Z4049 or you can use it as a template to cut one from some Gold Glitter paper Z3238.

Cut a 2-1/2‘ circle Thin cut Z3318 from Black card stock.

Some Gold and White twine Z4014 and some wide Ribbon similar to the one I found in my stash.

  1. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  2. Cut away the small rectangle at the bottom of one of the black panels and cut the vertical score line to the horizontal score line and notch in on the square flap.
  3. Repeat this step for the other black panel.
  4. Using a ruler and a scoring tool. Score a diagonal line from the bottom horizontal score line up to the 1-1/2′ mark at the top on the side 3′ section.
  5. Do the same on the other panel.
  6. Fold these triangles to the inside of the box.
  7. Add adhesive to the 3/4′ side section and place the side panel of the other piece to join the pieces together.
  8. Add adhesive to other 3/4′ side section and fold the other side panel on to it to form the box.
  9. Add adhesive to the two bottom side flaps and fold in closing the back in on top. Them add some adhesive to the front flap and close up onto the back flap to form the base of the box.
  10. Fold and burnish the 1/2′ score line on one of the front striped pieces.
  11. Adhere this to the top of the other piece to form a long  piece of paper.
  12. Pinch the top of the box together and place the paper over the top so that the box can not spring apart, and fold the sides down and under the base of the box on both sides.
  13. Remove from the box and burnish the fold lines to give them a much crisper look.
  14. add adhesive to the smaller bottom section on the cover .
  15. Place the box back into the cover (make sure that you do not stick the side with the adhesive to the box) and fold the section back around and adhere together, but not to tightly as this cover needs to slip on and off the box.
  16. Using a 1/4′ hole punch. Punch a hole in the top of the tag.
  17. Stamp “Merry Christmas” on to the white circle that comes with the tags, in Black ink. And adhere to the black circle.
  18. Using glue dots adhere this to the gold glitter tag.
  19. Wrap the piece of ribbon vertically around the box and tie of the top with the White & Gold twine, leaving long tails to tie the tag to the front of the box.
  20. Use glue dots to secure the ribbon in place as this becomes the decoration on the box.

Here is the cutting and scoring guide

I’m not so happy with the Gold ribbon on this box so I think that I will buy some more White Organza ribbon to replace it.

I hope that you like this large box and give it a go.

So till next time,

Keep on creating and by for now 🙂

Colleen V xxxx



Three Candle Christmas Card

Hi my crafty friends 🙂

I feel like I’ve been MIA, for far to long, but sometimes life just seem’s to jump up and grab you and you just can’t shake it loose, no matter how hard you try…… a very sick Dad, my 4 beautiful small grand children.Bonnie’s 1, Evelyn’s 2 and Henry’s 5 (and Charlie, who’s 7, but he’s at school), my own health and not to mention lots of craft events this past month alone.

Now let’s get on with the crafting!

So here is the card,

and it has  candles on it …. which I just love xx

So as you can see this is a very easy card to make but very effective to look at.

Any papers can be used, but I have chosen to use Beary Christmas paper X7225B as I simple love all the papers in this pack.

the two stamp set that I have used are “First Noel” C1688,  this is the Merry Christmas stamp which I have cut in half so that i could have the Merry above the Christmas and thee “Prince of Peace” D1734 for the pine branch and flower.

So here are the measurement , instructions and video:

Standard white card  X254: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′

Cranberry X5975 Matting: 5-1/4′ x 4′

White Daisy 1385 front panel: 5′ x 3-3/4′

Beary Christmas paper X7225B:

cut 1 @ 3′ x 1′ in the Green leaf pattern

cut 1 @ 2-1/4′ x 1′ in the red and white strip

cut 1 @ 1-3/4′ x 1′ in the blue and coloured spots

1 piece of Gold Glitter paper Z3238: 1-3/4′ x 1-1/2′ for the flames

1 piece of White Daisy : 3′ x 2-1/2′ for the pine branch stamp

1 Large Gold Glitter Gem Z3312 and a Bitty Sparkle Z1263

Extras that you will also need are: the leaf thin cut from the “Falling for You” Scrap-booking stamp and thin cut set Z4044, Black Memento ink Z899, Cranberry ink Z2816, Chevron Embossing folder Z3247 and some Shin-Han markers ( Carmine, Sap Green & Clay)

  1. Stamp the Merry Christmas on to the top right hand corner of the card front in Cranberry ink.
  2. Run the front through the Chevron Embossing folder.
  3. Place the green paper on to the card front about 3/4′ up from the bottom.
  4. But the  striped piece up to the green keeping the bottoms level then place the spotty in to the middle of these to pieces (do not add adhesive to the top of these paper so that you can slip the candle flame in under the paper).
  5. Cut three leaf thin cut from the Gold Glitter paper, and adhere these just under the top of the paper.
  6. Stamp the Pine branch and colour in with the Shin-Han markers.
  7. Fussy cut this out and using 3D foam dots attact it to the bottom of the candles.
  8. add the Gold Glitter Gem and if you like you could add a Bitty Sparkle to the middle of the flower.

I hope that you like this card and give it a go

so till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V xxx