So I decided to start with a tutorial I saw and thought was relatively easy. The only thing is I have gotten into the mindset that boxes, drawers and stuff like that should be structured from chipboard or something of similar strength, but definitely not straight from cardstock. I think this comes from making too many mini albums (thanks Kathy, Jim, Claire, Ginger, and the list goes on and on).
But nonetheless I thought if I made these cute little gift boxes I would figure out how to transform the concept to one that would be great with chipboard, but until I do here is what I have to share.
Two delightful tea light holders made from card stock. From the tutorial if you use the standard tealight you can actually get 12 inside these boxes but I guess I didn't get the standard ones because I could only fit 5 of my tealights...which is plenty as a small gift or stocking stuffer.
Sorry about the lighting but I lost a bulb and don't have a replacement on hand. Anyway the colors are: left one: black, cream and green and the right one: red/black/cream. I tried to match the tealight with the mat.
I used my oval nestabilities to create the window, and I had to use a piece of acetate although leaving the window opened allowed the scent to come through. I used Prima Stationer's Desk paper for both boxes.
One tip..do not attempt to mat your top and then cut the window..too thick unless you're using really thin paper. Additionally, I had to use a craft knife to add the little thumb notch because again it was to thick for my punch. I learned a lot of little don'ts doing this project.
Below is the basic template for constructing these little boxes. .
You can find the tutorial here and the video below.
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