Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday Valentine's Blog Hop

Hi Everybody!

Welcome to The Valentine's Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the talented Cheryl over at If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny at so you can start from the beginning :)

Here's the hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Jenny ~
Sharon ~
Heather ~
Bobbi Hickman ~
Leah Pagliaroli ~
Amber ~
Lola ~
Cheryl ~
Sandra ~

Here's my project I made for this hop. I made treat boxes for Valentine's Day. I made them the same way and then just decorated them in different ways. Here's how you make them:

I took an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of cardstock and scored it at 2", 5", 7" and 10" on the 11 inch side and at 1.25" and 7.25" on the 8.5 inch side. I then folded on all the score lines using my bone folder. See picture below.

I then cut off the whole top except for the one flap you see in the picture. For the bottom, I cut off the little tab on the lower right corner and cut slits along all the score lines at the bottom. See picture below.

For decorations on my white box, I stamped using My Pink Stamper's From The Heart stamp set. See picture below

I then added red tape along the small tab on the left side and one of the outer bottom flaps. See picture below.

I then closed up the box and pushed in the sides of the box a bit to get it to form the treat box shape. See picture below.

I punched the holes for the ribbon using my Crop-a-dile. I then filled the box with candy and added the ribbon to close up the box. See below picture.

Here is my treat box all closed up......

Then I made my second box and covered it with some fun patterned paper on all four sides. I used Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge to cut out the heart and I used My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments stamp set to stamp on the heart. I exchanged the ribbon this time for some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Twine to close up the box with.

I hope you like my project. :)

The prize for this blog hop is the Space Party Cricut Cartridge.

All you have to do to be entered in the drawing for this cartridge is leave a comment on Jenny's blog at Everyone who links up a project will get two additional entries for a total of three entries if you also leave a comment!

Now head back over to Jenny's blog at and at least leave a comment, but we'd also love to see you all come up with a project to link up also.

Thank you for joining us for our design team blog hop and good luck!


  1. Very sweet little treat bags. I think they're great. Like how the ribbon holds it all closed.--Pat N.

  2. Oh, I Love your Treat Bags. Haven't seen any like these. They would be Great little Bags for all kinds of Holidays and Birthdays. Thanks for Showing how you made them. I'm a follower. :0)

  3. New follower today and I've learned something new!!!YIPPPEE! Love the boxes and the ribbon touch! Thanks for giving the measurements as well. Hope you can pop over and say hi,
    Creative Wishes,

  4. Thank you for the step by step instrutions with pictures I am off to try this. Don't you just love MPS stamps! Your little gift box is lovely!

    Debbie H.

  5. Hi Sandy!

    Great little boxes! These sure would be easy enough to whip up quickly. Your finished treat boxes sure are cute too> :)

    Big Hugs, Cheryl @

  6. Such a cute bag. Thanks for the tutorial. I am a new follower.

  7. Cool box Sandi!! :) I need to get back to using my cricut more. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  8. I love this idea...however, I have to be honest with myself..i am way to lazy to make all this folds. I am terribly jealous of your patience! The personalization in these are endless! okay..maybe I will give it a try! ;)

    Rock Girl Designs

  9. Love your sweet treat boxes. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  10. Great treat bags. Love how you punched the holes to put the ribbon through and tie the bows.

    Smiles Sher

  11. This is TOO cute! I am SO going to use this idea for other things!! I love the simplicity of the messaging.


  12. What wonderful boxes, I love them.

  13. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thanks for showing us how to do this project. your candy is making me crave chocolate. tome to pause the computer and go chocolate

  15. Great projects!! and a great hop!

  16. Thanks for sharing your pattern..What a cute treat box..can be used for so many things.

  17. These are super cute treat boxes! All these treats are making me hungry today...hehe! Thanks for sharing great instructions too!

  18. How cute is this! I live it. New follower ;0)

    Be blessed, Beckie

  19. Love this idea, it came out great!!! I haven't used my scorer in awhile, this is so cute! TFS!!! :-)

    -Sam :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @

  20. Wow, I love the gift bags. I wanto try to make one.
    Loving Scrapper101


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