Thursday, January 28, 2010

Candy Carrying Case

This is my project for the day. this little carrying case full of sweets!!! I was thinking of how to make more use of that matchbox die: well........surprise.......and here it is. Finished project size: 4-1/2" x 3 x 1-1/2"

Open the front flap (I used the thinnest Velcro from that "box store"). Reveling the 2 matchbox drawers with the new epoxy brads from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Open the cover completely to reveal the sweets: The larger candy has Sending Love DSP wrapped around along with punched hearts. The crown stamp is from the Tiny Tags set (Occasion Mini). The Nuggets are also wrapped with the Sending Love DSP and simply punched small heart.

Here's a closer view of the drawer pull (epoxy Brads)

The white taffeta ribbon is tie and applied to the front flap using a mini glue dot.

The handle: using the Scallop Trim Boarder Punch on both sides, is attached to the top using sticky tape.

What you will need for this project:
(1) 4-1/2" x 9-3/4" Pretty in Pink CS, score along the 9-3/4" side 1-1/4", 3", 1-1/2", 3", leaving 1"
(1) 4-1/4" x 1" Sending Love DSP
(1) 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Sending Love DSP
(1) 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" Sending Love DSP
(1) 4-1/4" x 3/4" Sending Love DSP
Note: no need for the 2nd 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Sending Love DSP shown in photo - this ended up to be the bottom of the case which does not need to be covered (optional, though)
(2) Matchbox Covers in Pretty in Pink CS
(2) Matchbox drawers in Whisper White
(1) 4-1/4" x 5-5/8" Pretty in Pink for the top drawer, score 3/4" around all 4 sides
(1) 1" x 5-3/4" Pretty in Pink for the handle, score 5/8" on each end
(1) 3/8" x 5-3/4" Sending Love DSP doe the handle, score 5/8" on each end
(8) 3-1/4" X 1" Sending Love DSP for the Nuggets.
(4) 4-1/2" x 1-1/2" Sending Love DSP for the G. Squares
Left photo: Using a piercer, pierce hole for the Epoxy Brad before assembling the drawer. This way the prongs are not shown on the inside.
Right photo: Assemble the top drawer. Apply sticky tape.
Left photo: apply sticky tape connecting both drawer covers as shown. Apply sticky tape to the top box, too
Right Photo: Center and adhere Covers to the case, Remove sticky tape backing from the top box and position on top of the matchboxes.
Left photo: wrap Nuggets as shown
Right Photo: wrap G. Squares as shown

As an after thought, a handle was added so the measurements should be 1" wide and not 3/4" (especially since I punched both sides)
So I hope you enjoyed this project. The sweets CAN be replaced with sticky notes, paper clips, or binder's not only sweets!
  • Stamps: Tiny Tags
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Matchbox Die, Scallop Trim Boarder Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2" Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brads, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky tape, Piercer, Velcro (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by today...............HUGS!


Kylie said...

Oh I need me a big shot. I really do! I've only just put up a post saying so then popped over here. This is so adorable Patti. What a creation and thanks so much for the tutoria. You're amazing!!

Kylie ox

Carolina said...

Oh Patti this is amazing!!! Thanks for a great tutorial too!

Robbie said...

How absolutely adorable!!! I want one!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Another fantastic creation! It's beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!


Princess said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love, love, love it! I love how the colors go together. they really make this box look so striking. Love the buttons. Yum!

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

This is a wonderful project! I love it! You are so creative!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, how fun. I love it. TFS.

helen said...

Very pretty!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

how adorable is your carrying case.....TFS hugs Liann

Joyce said...

You are amazing! This is incredible. I am definately making some of these. Fun, fun.

Juliette Chapman said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic. So hope we get the matchbox die in Oz in April. You are one talented lady!!! Thanks for this.

sandi maciver said...

patti, this box is just stunning and oh my, such a lot of work

Tanya said...


This is stunning! I love it!! You are very good at what you do!

eunice said...

Wowsa is right! This has to be the cutest little treat box ever! Looks kinda like a jewelry, so pretty! Can't wait to try!!!

Susan Mac Donald said...

WOW--this is incredible!

Madeline Morcelo said...

Patti, you have no idea how much I love visiting your, I commit my entire existence to this devotion :0)...I love this, is amazing, you are sooo talented. Thanks for being such a nice person by giving us this wonderful tutorial.

Ellen Kemper said...


Patti does it again!


Inking Idaho said...

I'm laying on the floor kicking and screaming...cuz I wanna be YOU!!!!!!! This is FABULOUS Patti! I'm so gonna copy this one!! Thank you for all your sharing!

Chanda Stehlik said...

This is so beautiful, Patti! Thanks for the great tut! I've added Creations By Patti to my Links I love on my blog!

Chanda Stehlik

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

this is just so beautiful! do the die cuts and embossing folders work in the cutlebug?