Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Island Oasis Treat Box

Yes, I still have some Island Oasis DSP - from the one pack, I am able to make so many projects........maybe I can squeeze more out in the next couple days (maybe even a card...........). This project is made from covered chipboard coasters. Finished project is 4" x 4" x 1/2".

Treats inside:

What you will need to make this project:
(2) Coasters (I got these from a local restaurant and they happen to be 4" x 4")
(4) Island Oasis DSP cut 4" x 4"

(1) Tempting Turquoise/Pumpkin Pie CS cut 4" x 7-1/2" - info below
(1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" acetate (not in photo) for the window
(1) stamped and punch message (not in photo).
(1) 10" cut 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

To make the box:
(1) 4" x 7-1/2", Score 1/2" on all sides. Score on the 7-1/2" side @3-1/2", 4". Solid card stock is recommended to be used.

Punch each corner of the Island DSP with a corner punch that would match the coaster - in this case, my retired corner punch was used and no trimming was necessary because it fit perfectly. Note: Sponge edges of coasters, if desired. Adhere Island DSP to coasters. Place the covered coaster face down centered on to the die to cut:

This is what you should get - keep all pieces - do not discard:

For box assembly, add sticky tape as shown:

Place covered coaster on lid, use pencil to lightly outline the curly label opening:

In order to position the curly label punch centered on the lid, you will NEED to fold back the 1/2" part of the box.

Assemble box - using scissors, clip cover at an angle as shown:

Add sticky tape to the box, also adhere the clear acetate window sheet (not in photo) positioned over the curly label opening.

Remove backing of sticky tape for the front, add Grosgrain ribbon (not in photo) adhere. Repeat for the back side. Project is completed after adding treats - I used Skittles.

  • Stamps: Short & Sweet
  • CS: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Island Oasis DSP
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Mover & Shapers Big Shot Curly Label Die, Curly Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1/4" Old Olive/Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Punch (retired but worked perfectly), Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Acetate (Non SU: recycled Packaging)

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


Terry Molineux said...

Omgosh Patti you are the best! Thank you so much for this tutorial love it! I am certainly going to case this one!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

total cuteness!! thanks for the instructions!! I see myself making a lot of these!

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

Your projects this week have all been wonderful! This DP suits you so well! I love everythng you create!

Wishing you sunshine today!


Barbara Diane

Liam said...

Love it Love it love it. Actually you have inspired me again to use my movers and shapers. I have been wondering what to do with it lately you gave me an idea. thanks for the inspiration again and the tutorial. Always appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

SOOO cute!!! Patti you are amazing. This is perfect timing for my friends Luau party to make as Prize giveaways for the crazy games we'll play! Thanks for posting.

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Great box.

Jomama said...

Love these little boxes! I'm searching out projects to see if I REALLY need that movers n shapers...I think YOUR projects just convinced me! Thanks so much for sharing such great directions!