Fill a little treat box with jewelry, small gifts, or Australian Candy like I did. Great for parties, teacher gifts, or simply to make someone’s day.
A couple weeks ago I had the chance to go to Australia for work. Yup, my life is pretty tuff. While I did work way more than I was able to play, I still can’t complain because I was within walking minutes of Broadbeach. Beautiful!
This trip was amazing and made me want to come back when I can spend time relaxing, shopping and site seeing. Like I said, I did get a little me time and did a little shopping at Woolworths that was right around the corner. I quickly fell in love with some Australia’s candy, and went through some while I was there and then when back to buy more to bring some back.
Some of my favorites were Raspberry Bullets, Raspberry Chocolate Bites, and Liquorice Choc Stix that have white chocolate on the inside of really yummy licorice. Oh, it was so good. A little part of my wanted to hoard my collection of Australian candy, but I figured it would be more fun to share, and not to mention easier on the thighs.
I decided to make some cute treat boxes to put the candy in. I started with this cool emboss resist paper from Stampin’ Up! The sheets are white with an embossed image already across the whole sheet. It’s hard to get a good picture because it is white paper, but hopefully you can see the different patterns.
The magic happens when you add color? I added some color using an ink pad and sponge and simply wiped the sponge across the paper. The paper takes the color except where it is embossed. So you can make this paper any color! So Cool!
I wanted my boxes to have an ombre look so I applied the ink in the center in a circular motion going out to the edges of the paper.
To make the boxes I used the Gift Box Punch Board, this nifty little tool scores and punches your paper so you can fold it into a gift box. You can make lots of different sizes too so it is very versatile. Here is what my paper looked like after it scored and punched.
Then I simply folded the box. Super fast and easy.
I poured some yummy treats into food safe cello bags that would fit nicely into my boxes.
Finished off the box with tied ribbon and they were ready to give away.
I love how each of the boxes looked different and pretty because of the different patterns and colors that I used.
These little gift boxes are great for so many things! What would you put in a gift box?