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Sunday, May 24, 2015

3D PROJECT: Tic Tac Gift Box

Tic Tacs are a candy treat that have been around for years and who doesn't like to receive a candy treat, especially if it has cute packaging that has been handmade.  Here's my little story behind the inspiration for the Tic Tac Gift Box.

When I was a little girl, I wanted a green cat!  Growing up, there will be those special presents you receive for your birthday from family members that stay in your memory forever.  For my seventh birthday, I received a plush white cat which was about 1 meter long from top to tail and I carried it everywhere to the point all the plush in the neck sank down to the belly.  

Although this wasn't the green cat I really wanted, I now have 3 white cats at home, which I think as a blank canvas.  I would never color my cats green, but I would the cat images from the 'You Little Furball' stamp set using one of my new favourite 2015-2017 In Colors 'Cucumber Crush'.  

The 24g Tic Tac Gift Boxes featured on my Blog a few posts ago.  If you missed it, click here.   In Australia, we also have the 49g Tic Tac BigBox in a multitude of flavours including Fruit Adventure, which I've used for my Project today.

How adorable is this DSP?  This is from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, which now comes in 6" x 6".   
The greeting 'LOVE YA' comes from the Floral Wings Stamp Set, which is available as a Hostess Gift in the new Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue (from June 2nd).
The flower is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and has been adorned with a Basic Jewell Rhinestone.

The Tic Tacs are held in place with a Belly Band.  The Tic Tacs slide out and the best thing is that the Gift Box can be refilled with another Tic Tac BigBox.


The Belly Band around the outside of the Gift Box keeps the front closed and stops the Tic Tacs from falling out.  The Belly Band simply slides off and slides back on. 

Now, let me share the technique with you how I created the stamped cat image peeking through the circle.

Firstly, punch out a 1" circle with vellum or another material which is see through. Next, stamp your image in the bottom left corner.  Place the vellum over the stamped image and attach a little bit of adhesive on the front of the vellum.   

Carefully position the DSP over the top of the white card stock and press down.  

Lift off the DSP and the vellum circle will be attached to the back of the DSP.  

Using the 1" Circle Punch, position the punch over the vellum and punch out the circle.

Put adhesive on the edges of the DSP and attach to the white card stock.  Repeat the same technique for the inside of the Gift Box. 

If you would like to create this Tic Tac (49g) Gift Box yourself, here are the measurements in centimeters:

Main Cover (cucumber crush card stock) 12.2 x 8.8cm (1 piece)
Score on the long side @ 5 cm & 7.2 cm 
Background (white card stock) 8.4 x 4.6cm (3 pieces)
Outer DSP & Inside left panel) 8 x 4.2cm (3 pieces)
Outer Side Panel (DSP) 8.4 x 1.8cm (1 piece)
Inside Belly Band (cucumber crush card stock) 22.5 x 2.5cm
DSP on inside front of Belly Band 8.2 x 2.1cm
Outside Belly Band (cucumber crush card stock) 16 x 1.5cm

When putting together the inside Belly Band, I wrapped the card stock strip around the Tic Tac Box and used my fingers to create the fold lines.  There will be a little overlap of card stock and just make sure it is at the back so it can't be seen.  Run some strong adhesive along the back length of the Belly Band and attach to the inside of the Gift Box.

For the outside Belly Band, I wrapped the card stock strip around the Gift Box with the Tic Tacs inside and used strong adhesive to join the overlap at the back.

Measurements for the Tic Tac 24g Gift Box can be found in my Blog post here.

I hope you have enjoyed my Project and make up a Tic Tac Gift Box yourself.  With the Minyon Tic Tacs just being released, imagine how cool you would be if you made up a Tic Tac Gift Box with a Minyon punch art on the front.

Happy stamping,


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