Ghirardelli Candy Box

As I was walking through the grocery store the other day, I saw a new product, Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Eggs.  I quickly knew I had to make a project with them!  I am from the San Francisco Bay Area where they make Ghirardelli chocolate so I have an immense fondness for their candy.  I’m a an expert on chocolate and it is delicious!  🙂

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Ghirardelli box

side view Ghirardelli Box

I thought that Daffodil Delight would look nice next to the blue foil eggs  so I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack which includes Daffodil Delight.   Here are the box dimensions that I came up with:

Bottom of the box:  5″ x 7″    Score each side at 1-1/2″

Top of the box:  4-1/8″ x 6- 1/8″  Score each side at 1″

Once your paper has been scored, there’s some cutting and trimming to be done.  It is hard to see the score lines in my picture below, but I have cut on a score line, up to a score line.  If you are making this while reading, you will understand what I mean.   Then cut about half of each tab off (it does not need to be exact) and cut a very small notch. These two steps will help as you assemble the box.

box bottom

I decided to add a window to the top of my box, so I used the smallest oval in the Oval Framelits and then covered it with a small piece of a Window Sheet.  I used glue dots to attach it to the box.

The next step is to add Sticky Strip to each of the places I’ve shown.  Be sure it is right next to the score line.  If you have Fast Fuse, that will work too!

lid with ss bottom of box ghirardelli ss

The last step is to peel the Sticky Strip off and assemble your box.  I finished it off by adding a cute little chick from the set For Peeps’ Sake.  I masked off the chicks legs as I stamped him in Daffodil Delight.  I took the tape off and colored his legs with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker, huffed on the stamp to reactivate the Daffodil Delight and stamped him onto Whisper White cardstock.  My sentiment comes from the set From the Garden which I just stamped across the chick with Memento Ink.  I colored his eyes and beak with Stampin’ Write markers.  Not all of the Stampin’ Write Markers can be purchased individually, but the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie are available this way.

As I mentioned, I used Designer Series Paper.  The eggs are a bit heavy so I added a 2″ x 4″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to place at the bottom of the box for a little more stability.  Next time, I think I would make the bottom of the box using cardstock and DSP for the top.

This really is a pretty easy box to make.  Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean!

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