Vintage Candy Boxes



Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates … how the box of your life looks is all up to you! This is the magic of having a crafter’s eye. When life throws the mundane and trite at our feet, we see beyond the banal and can envision style and originality in everything around us. A bit of color here, an embellishment there, and voilà! Life is beautiful.
Take your run-of-the-mill grocery store chocolates, for example. They’re economical—which is definitely nice—but not too exciting. Yet take just a few products and you can transform the look of your massproduced sweets into that of a hand-crafted, eighteenth-century Viennese candy store delicacy! Now doesn’t that make your chocolate divine?
Take a look around and let yourself be inspired by all the normal things in life.
Chocolate Chip Box Stamps
  • Oval All
    (set of 4; 113790; $22.95)

Paper

  • Very Vanilla card stock: 3″ x 3″
  • Blush Blossom textured card stock: 3″ x 3″
  • Chocolate Chip textured card stock: 6″ x 6″; 6″ x 12″

Ink

  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write marker

Accessories & Tools

  • Chocolate Chip 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon
  • Very Vanilla 3/8″ taffeta ribbon;
  • Pretties Kit
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • Large Oval punch
  • Scallop Oval punch
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Tulipe Bigz die
  • Matchbox Bigz XL die
  • Crochet thread
Very Vanilla Box

Stamps

  • Friends 24-7
    (set of 6; 113218; $34.95)

Paper

  • Very Vanilla card stock: 6″ x 6″; 6″ x 12″
  • Blush Blossom textured card stock: 3″ x 3″
  • Chocolate Chip textured card stock: 3″ x 3″

Ink

  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • VersaMark Pad

Accessories & Tools

  • Silver Stampin Emboss powder
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
  • Chocolate Chip 3/8″ taffeta ribbon
  • Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
  • Pretties Kit
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Heat tool
  • Scallop Edge punch
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Matchbox Bigz XL die
Blush Blossom Box

Stamps

  • Dreams du Jour
    (set of 4; 111624; $24.95)
  • Bella Toile background stamp
    (111598; $23.95)

Paper

  • Very Vanilla card stock: 3″ x 3″
  • Blush Blossom textured card stock: 6″ x 6″; 6″ x 12″
  • Chocolate Chip textured card stock: 3# x 3#

Ink

  • Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • VersaMark pad
  • Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write marker

Accessories & Tools

  • White Stampin’ Emboss powder
  • Pretties Kit
  • Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • Heat tool
  • Trio Flower punch
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Matchbox Bigz XL die
Instructions

Chocolate Box

  1. Cut the unassembled matchbox from Chocolate Chip textured card stock (6″ x 12″) using Big Shot machine and Matchbox die.
  2. Assemble the two separate portions of matchbox.
  3. Cut Tulipe from Chocolate Chip textured card stock (6″ x 6″) using Big Shot machine and Tulipe die. Cut off flourish.
  4. Adhere flourish to the slip-cover portion of matchbox.
  5. Wrap Chocolate Chip 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon around top of slip-cover.
  6. Wrap Very Vanilla 3/8″ taffeta ribbon over the Chocolate Chip 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, and tie the ends together using crochet thread.
  7. Punch scalloped oval from Blush Blossom textured card stock using Scallop Oval punch.
  8. To create label: Stamp best wishes image in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla textured card stock, and punch out using Large Oval punch. Adhere to Blush Blossom scalloped oval.
  9. Adhere label to slip-cover using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Adhere half-back pearls to label and ribbon.
  11. Slide slip-cover over box portion of matchbox.
  12. Spatter ink over the box using Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write marker and Color Spritzer Tool

Very Vanilla Box

  1. Cut the unassembled matchbox from Very Vanilla textured card stock (6″ x 12″) using Big Shot machine and Matchbox die.
  2. Assemble the two separate portions of matchbox.
  3. Cut 1-3/4″-wide strip from Blush Blossom textured card stock, and stamp fleur de lis image on card stock in VersaMark ink.
  4. Apply Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder to stamped image, shake off excess, and heat emboss.
  5. Apply Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter to ends of flourishes.
  6. Wrap embossed Blush Blossom card stock around slip-cover, and adhere.
  7. Punch scalloped border strips from Chocolate Chip textured card stock using Scallop Edge punch; trim and adhere to slip-cover portion of matchbox so that the strips border the Blush Blossom card stock.
  8. Punch circle from Very Vanilla textured card stock using 1″ Circle punch.
  9. To create label: Stamp “Here for you” in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla textured cardstock and insert punched circle in Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.
  10. Tie Chocolate Chip 3/8″ taffeta ribbon to silver hardware and wrap ribbon around slip-cover.
  11. Remove rhinestone from brad, and adhere to silver hardware, and then silver hardware to slip-cover.
  12. Run Blush Blossom textured card stock through crimper and cut several strips from crimped card stock.  Insert strips into box portion.
  13. Slide slip-cover over box portion of matchbox.

Blush Blossom Box

Box

  1. Cut the unassembled matchbox from Blush Blossoms textured card stock (6″ x 12″) using Big Shot machine and Matchbox die.
  2. Stamp toile image in VersaMark ink on slip-cover.
  3. Apply White Stampin’ Emboss powder to stamped image, shake off excess, and heat emboss.
  4. Assemble the two separate portions of matchbox.
  5. Cut 1/2″ strip from Chocolate Chip textured card stock and dab with water to distress. Adhere strip to the slip-cover.
  6. Adhere hat pin from Pretties Kit over Chocolate Chip strip using Glue Dots. Trim pin with wire cutters, if needed.
  7. To create label: Cut label from Very Vanilla textured card stock using Big Shot machine and Matchbox die. Spatter ink over label using Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write marker and Color Spritzer Tool. Apply Rub-On greeting to label.
  8. Adhere label to slip-cover using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp butterfly image in Close to Cocoa ink to Very Vanilla textured card stock.  Cut out image and adhere to edge of label.
  10. Adhere label to slip-cover.
  11. Slide slip-cover over box portion of matchbox.

Candy Wrappers

  1. Cut four 1″-wide strips from Chocolate Chip textured card stock. Wrap around candy and adhere.
  2. Punch four flowers from Blush Blossom textured card stock using Trio Flowers punch.  Adhere to Chocolate Chip strips.
  3. Adhere half-back pearls to punched flowers.
  4. Insert candy into box.

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