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!


  1. Love the black and white theme and how you mixed it up with dots and floral patterns! Very elegant!