OSAT Blog Hop – Bring On the Birthdays and a Tiny Treat Box Tutorial

Welcome to this month’s OSAT Blog Hop…Bring on the Birthdays! Everyone loves a good birthday, we all have them, and it’s fun to celebrate, right?! So here’s to celebrating birthdays. Check out the card I made along with a tiny treat box tutorial below!

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

I made these using the Piece of Cake stamp set and coordinating Cake Builder punch. The little box accompanying the card is a tiny treat box to hold small candies. I made it the perfect size to fit two pillow mints, but it would also work for hard candies or mini candy bars. I thought this would be a nice little gift for someone you wouldn’t give an actual gift to, but you still want to do a little something nice to brighten their day, like someone you work with, a church friend, or a neighbor.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

So truth be told, I would have come up with another 3D project to go along with my card, but there has been so much happening in my life that I couldn’t possibly use my brain to come up with one more idea!! I made a bunch of these little boxes last week, because I just turned my former house into a craft retreat, and my first group came over the weekend. I wanted to leave them some special treats!

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box with Pillow Mints

First let’s take a look at the card. I used paper from the All My Love designer paper pack. The greetings down the right side are stamps included in the Piece of Cake stamp set. I Lovely Lipstick ink and stamped off to create the faded effect.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Here is a close up of the tiny treat box. Wouldn’t it brighten your day to find one of these on your pillow next time you stay overnight somewhere?! Or if someone dropped you one on your birthday? If you would like to make some of these yourself, I’ve included a tutorial below.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Thanks for visiting! Make sure to continue along on the blog hop using the links below, and keep reading for the treat box tutorial!


Tiny Treat Box Tutorial

Begin with a 2 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and 2 5/8” x 3 5/8” piece of designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Place the cardstock onto your scoring board. Score it ¾” from the left side.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees and score again ¾” from the left side.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Repeat the previous step until each side is scored. Do the same with the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Fold on the score lines to loosen up the folds.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Use a ¾” circle punch to punch semi-circles out of the two long sides of the designer paper. I eyeballed the placement, halfway between the score lines and so that half of the circle will be punched out.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Cut on the score lines to create flaps on each of the four corners. Cut from the outer edge to the first score line.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Lay the papers so that the side that will become the outside edge is face up. Place strong adhesive on each of the four corner flaps. I used our retired Fast Fuse adhesive on these because I ran out of Glue Dots. I would strongly recommend using Glue Dots.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Fold into boxes and apply pressure to the adhesive to secure it in place.

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box Tutorial with Pillow Mints

Decorate and fill with treats!

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea and Tiny Treat Box with Pillow Mints

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3 Replies to “OSAT Blog Hop – Bring On the Birthdays and a Tiny Treat Box Tutorial”

  1. Sheila Bacon

    Wow! What colorful and eye-catching card and box! Thank you for the directions and pix so that the box can be recreated!

    Reply

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