January 6, 2011


Hello, everyone!!!  It's Audrey again!  Happy New Year and I'm so glad to be back with another project for you!  And, as always, thanks to Sheila for being so gracious as to have me!

This is going to be a quick and easy project, basically because I'd totally forgotten about my project and the schedule!!!  Phew!  Glad I thought of it in time!!!   I only realized yesterday evening and so I had to hurriedly come up with a design and a quick cut.file.  Although I wish this could have been something more detailed, I am still hoping you'll like it -- let's get started!

The focus of this project is the transparent (hence the post title) candy box only, it is my project.  The card and matching envie I did only to compliment the box, give it a good presentation and, hopefully spark your interest and/or inspire.  The box is made from a sheet of 8.50" x 11" clear cardstock (you can also use a transparency sheet).  Here's the set:

Here's a close-up picture of the candy box itself:

The candies in the box are chocolate covered candy sticks and they were the inspiration for this box project.  I found them at a store called Tuesday Mornings that I like to frequent, you may have heard of the store and/or may have one near you.  This is the box of the chocolate covered candy sticks:

Let's begin the box by cutting out the template from the cut.file.  The clear cardstock is size 8.50" by 11":

Here's the cut.file template after it's been cut by the Cricut:

I'm sure you're all familiar with folding a cut.file, so just start folding up the template by using the dart cut-outs along the bottom as a guide to align the folds with the tabs along the top; fold in the side tab and glue your box together however you prefer.   Easy!

Now that the box is put together, fill it with the candy sticks:

All that's left to do now is decorate your box however you like.  On my box I used gold Peel-Offs on each  corner of the box, tied brown sheer ribbon around the box and tied a bow; the label on the front is a sticker that I put white cardstock on the back of and pop-dotted beneath the ribbon bow and, to finish it off, I added a transparent gold colored rhinestone to the bow and  a couple to the label to set off the gold in the label.

The sticker label along with the paper used for the card and envie are all from K&C Company's Jubilee Designer collection.  The template cut.file was done on Cricut Expression using the George cart.

If you're interested in the cut.file it is available at the bottom of the project post for this project on my blog today.  After tomorrow it will be available on my sidebar under "Cut.files".  You can find it under the name "Stick Candy Box".

Thank you so much for stopping by to join me, and I'll see you next month!!!


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful!!!!! I knew you would pull it off.......have a great and relaxed day!!!!!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is a WONDERFUL box and I love that it is transparent! Why didn't I think of that? Love your tutorial and the beautiful card you used to present this box. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Anonymous said...

Nice one!
This really is a clever design (not something I could have made)! I love it being clear but also like that you could do it, really, with anything you wanted to!!!

Granny said...

WOW how clever you can fill that with so many nice things. TFS

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Beautiful box and I love the way you decorated it!! Great idea to make it see-through.

~BridgetL~ said...

I can't believe this was done last min. Wow you work well under pressure. Great box and love the card and envie to go with it :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey you are one amazing lady.. this is just beautiful..

Brenda said...

wow love this!!!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

OH Audrey - a clear box - brilliant! I love it - thanks for the cut file too!

flowerdisco said...

wtg audrey...love it!

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all so much for your comments and for stopping by! I appreciate you all, and I'll see you next month!

Lisa said...

WOW what a beautiful presentation. Love it.