Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Party Treat Boxes

I was asked by a friend to make a keepsake for a dinner party she was having for the lady members of her family.  The party theme was black and white, but the rest was up to me.  I decided to make a personalized treat box for each guest.  The box patterns came from SVG Cuts One Piece Boxes (style 3).  Here is what I came up with.
Six were made with embossed accents and the others with bows.

The accents were embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and then edged with 1/8" ribbon.  I used a single rhinestone for a tiny bit of bling.  The tags were made from a tag die that I found somewhere on sale.  I cut/embossed one, then scanned it into Photoshop.  I colored the embossed portion in dark gray.  I copied it 12 times and inserted the guests' names.  I printed onto cardstock, and then cut out.  I then took each one and matched the printed fleur and lines with those on the die, and cut/embossed them out.  On the lighter colored boxes, I used an outlined background so the tag would stand out.
The other six were made with a 1/4" ribbon and a bow.  The bow came from SVG Cuts 3D Bow, which is a freebie pattern!  It is just adorable (thanks Mary), and so easy to make.  I replaced the little "tie" piece of the bow with a snippit of ribbon, and then placed a rhinestone on top of that.

 Lastly, I cut out this really cute square doily on which each box could sit.  The pattern was a freebie from SVG Cuts and it was cut with my Sizzix Eclips with ECAL software.  Here's the table setting with the boxes on them.  My friend set a beautiful table, that's for sure.
 And, that's it! I hope they enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Always look on the crafty side of life!