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tri fold treat box

I’ve always liked tri fold cards and started thinking about doing a tri fold box for holiday treats or gifts.  Playing around with some 12 x 12 holiday paper I worked on a couple of scenarios and finally came up with this box:

It measures about  3.25 wide, 8.25 long and 1.25 high and is perfect for homemade fudge or other specialty candies or  you may even be able to fit a tie inside.  If you have crafty friends you can fill it with buttons and other embellishments.  

Supplies used:

  • One 12″ sheet of double sided holiday cardstock (Little Yellow Bicycle’s Winter Wishes used here). 
  • One 8.5 x 11 sheet of kraft cardstock
  • red cardstock for scalloped edge, white cardstock for sentiment
  • Sentiment stamp (Papertrey stamp used here), label die (Spellbinders used here),   red ink (Memento Rhubarb Stalk)  ribbon, scallop border punch, scoring tool, adhesive

Take your holiday cardstock and cut it down to 8.25 x 12.  (Note:  shown here is the reverse side of the cardstock).  Save the leftover strip – you will be using that later.  Score the cut paper at 3″ and 4 3/8″, turn paper and score again at 3: ad 4 3/8″.  Fold on score lines and set aside.

Take your kraft cardstock and cut it down to 10.5 x 5 6/8.  Score at 1.25″ on each side.  Fold at score lines and cut tabs as shown. 

Cut down the leftover strip  of holiday cardstock to fit inside the kraft box.  Adhere to the bottom of the box, tape side flaps to create the box.  Set aside.

Use a scallop border punch on a strip of red cardstock (about 7.5″ long and roughly 3″ wide.  This strip will be taped to the top panel on the inside.  Also cut a strip of red cardstock the same length and about 1/2″ wide – this will be used on the front just to give a finished edge.



Tape the kraft box to the inside center panel of the holiday paper. 

To finish it off I wrapped  a red ribbon around the box – I used a little double sided tape on the back to hold the ribbon in place. 

Cut out a label from white cardstock with the spellbinders die and stamp the sentiment on it.  Attach to the front of the box with foam mounting tape or other pop dots.

Add fudge or other holiday treats and your gift is ready for giving!  You may want to line your box with parchment paper if you are giving edible items, unless they are already wrapped.

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punches and dies and stamps, oh my!

A little bit of everything went in to the making of this card and/or gift card holder.  One Sizzix die cut and one embossing folder, one spellbinders label die, two martha stewart punches, stamps,  digital paper, ribbon and pearls!  And I still consider this clean and simple – go figure!

The base is a tri-fold card using the Sizzix “Ornate Tri Fold Card” die.  This die is so versatile because it can be used as a card, a gift card holder, or for an invitation.  It was cut using DCWV green textured paper of which the top “ornate” piece was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  I took a piece of blue cardstock and used the same die cut – but just the top portion – to have a mat – here is a close up of the embossed section and blue mat.

The patterned paper is a digital freebie I received from Design House digital.  I  usually have bad luck with digital papers because the colors never look right, but this one printed out perfect!  The snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches – embellished with a pearl.  The turquoise grosgrain ribbon is SU and the ribbon just slides off to open the card.

The sentiment is from Flourishes, stamped in Memento Bahama Blue and cut using a Spellbinders label die.

Here is a look at how the card opens up.  See that extra blue piece at the end of the patterned paper?  That was a leftover piece from when I cut out the blue mat and decided to use it to finish off this section.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

more tri fold….

Another tri fold – cami style. Some time ago I purchased a set of bicycle stamps from Sunday International and have been trying to figure out some way to incorporate them into my cards. While doing these tri fold cards, I began to search through my stash of smaller stamps, ones that would fit in the small window of the tri fold and came across the bicycle stamps. This stamp is just so cute that I will have to find other ways to use it. The paper and ribbon are from SU and the flower is a prima.

Tri fold card

Here is my take on the TriFold card technique from last weeks SCS challenge. I started with textured cardstock from WalMart (A stack of 48 sheets of 12 x 12 paper – a great buy at just under $10 – must get more of these) and used my Marvy punches to make the window and frame. The little lighthouse stamp is from PSX. I had stamped this image several times on some background paper made using Posh reinkers on glossy spritzed with water. The images sat in a box for over a year when I realized they were just the right size for this card. The flowers are from a sizzix die cut, the ribbon from Hobby Lobby.