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Valentine Treats

I wasn’t sure I was going to make a nice treat package this year. I had bought candy before I realized my work schedule was for a satellite location. I ultimately did make packages, though. I just gave them out early!

I made them using the From My Heart specialty paper and Flirty Flamingo or Real Red cardstock.

These treats are based on the triangle tent boxes featured by Pootles (you can find the post here, although a bigger version). The shape looks a bit different because the sides are pushed out rather than in. (I needed just a little bit more space for one of the candies. I thought this was easier than expanding the box.)

Here is a better look at one of them:

My version starts with a piece of cardstock 2-3/4″ x 7″. Score at 2″, 3-1/4″, 5-1/4″, 6-1/2″. Put tick marks at 2-5/8″ and 5-7/8″. Rotate counterclockwise and score at 1-3/4″ (the top of the box will be to the left). (Are you mass producing? Start with a piece of cardstock 11″ x 7″, do the scoring at 2″, 3-1/4″, 5-1/4″, 6-1/2″. Cut apart every 2-3/4″ along the 11″ side. Then for each piece, do the final scoring at 1-3/4″ and put in the tick marks. You save time doing the main scoring once for four pieces.)

You will use the tick marks to score diagonally down to the 1-3/4″ score line where it meets the two closest score lines to either side.

Here is where to trim, and where to add some Tear and Tape.

Front:

Back:

To assemble, first fold on all score lines.

With the last side and flap folded over and to the left, fold over the first side on the right. This will close up the box.

Finish assembly by folding in the sides first, then the flap without any tape, and finishing with the flap with tape.

At this point, Pootles pushed in the sides to close the box. Instead, I let mine puff out to accomodate the candy.

The wrapper is 2″ x 5-1/2″ of the specialty paper. With the design going top to bottom, put some Tear and Tape to the back side of the bottom of the wrapper.

Starting from the top side of the wrapper, place on the bottom of the box starting from the back. I didn’t put it all the way to the edge, probably about an inch. Wrap around to the front and stick down the other end over the first. Be careful of wrapping too tightly. I recommend taking off the liner of the tape before starting, i.e., don’t wait until you wrap partway.

To finish off the package, I stamped the word “love” from Well Said and added a red rhinestone beneath. To save time during mass production, I die cut a whole bunch of hearts first, then stamped in a template in my Stamparatus.