50 Days of Christmas: Day 23: Cocoa Box

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I hope you have had a happy and fun day of Black Friday shopping!! My mom and I went shopping this year (Johnny didn’t want to tag along so it was just us girls). It was a lot of fun!! We had a great time and got some really good stuff (most of which was boring house stuff, like large storage containers, bedding sets, and Christmas decor).

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For Day 23 of the SP 50 Days of Christmas, I made a tutorial for you all! This is the tutorial to make the little Cocoa goody box that I designed for iCopic for the Kickin’ Off Christmas Blog Hop. I experimented with my Scorpal to make this custom box to hold the little cocoa packets. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out, and I want to share the box tutorial with you.

Here is my project from the hop (complete details on the card will come on Sunday):

This little box holds 4 cocoa packets just perfectly.

Sami’s Cocoa Goody Box Tutorial
Supplies Needed:

  • Scoring tool (I used a Scorpal, I don’t score well without it!)
  • Cardstock (I used an 8.5X11inch sheet)
  • Patterned Paper
  • Strong Adhesive (I used my Adtech Glue Runner, given to me by the lovely people at Adtech)
  • Ribbon/embellishments
  • Cello Bag (The one I used came from Michaels in the baking section and I am sure they have similar baggies other places, These ones are Celebrate It Treat Bags “25 Clear Bags with Ties”, 4X2X9.5inches, there were two sizes at my store and these are the longer style)

Steps:
1. Cut cardstock to measure 8X10 inches.

2. Score as shown in the photo at the following places.
Complete Score marks (scoring across the whole sheet of paper):
Vertical (Up and Down): All the way across at 3inches and at 7 inches  (which is 3 inches from each edge)
Horizontal (Left and Right): All the way across at 3inches and 5inches (which is again 3 inches from each edge)

Incomplete Score Marks (not all the way across the cardstock): To make these 4 little score marks, I scored only the top sections at 2inches and 8inches. Then I turned the paper 180 degrees and scored repeated the same score marks on the opposite sides.

3. Trim off the squares in all 4 corners. Cut and score the rest as shown below:

4. Trim patterned paper to measure 2.75X3.75inches. Add patterned paper to the front flap. Add adhesive to the flaps as shown:

5. Assemble the box as shown below. Embellish as desired with ribbon or other embellishments and then fill with cocoa!

And that’s it! Aside from the scoring, it is super easy to make these! I think I ended up making about a dozen of these to give away.





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