Friday, 23 September 2016

Five on Friday

Rather late today joining Amy from Love Made My Home today. I've been having a few internet problems this week. My apologies for not answering those of you kind enough to write a comment. Hopefully everything will be smoother this week and I'll be able to reply without problem.

Other news this week - I was very excited to hear that I have been accepted onto Crafters Companion design team. So watch out for some projects using some CC items on the blog in the very near future.

This week for Five on Friday is another in the mini-series of treat bags/boxes using 6 x 6 inch paper. Each project made in five minutes in five or less steps.

Step 1

Step 1: Use a scoring tool to score vertically at 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8 and 5-1/2 inches. (3.5, 9.5, 10.5, 14 cm Please note that I have rounded to one decimal point for cm).

Step 2

Step 2: Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 7/8 inch. (2.2 cm)

Step 3

Step 3: Fold on all the score lines. Use a bone folder/paper creaser for thicker paper or card. Cut on the score lines as shown up to the horizontal score line

Step 4

Step 4: After scoring add adhesive to the thinner vertical tab and one of the tabs below the horizontal line.

Step 5

Step 5: Fold up box, sticking the bottom flap last of all. Pinch in two sides at the top of the box and seal with a peg, staple or punch holes and tie with ribbon.

The finished box is approximately 4-1/8 inches tall and 1-3/8 inches square. This is an ideal little box to hold sweet treats, a nail polish or perhaps a mini bottle of something for a little tipple! I will be putting in an individual sachet of coffee, sugar and little biscuits for small thank you gifts.

Hope you give this a try.

Items used in this project:
Dovecraft basics 6x6 inch paper (please note these colours may no longer be available), bone folder and score board both Stampin Up (order online).
Alternative products: bone folder/paper creaser, score board.

New on the blog
From Tuesday 27th September I shall be starting a new mini-series called 'Tools on Tuesday' covering some essential paper crafting tools, particularly for those who are just beginning to paper craft. Hope you can pop over to have a look. If there is anything in particular you would like to see or know more about, please leave a comment below.

Have a fabulous weekend. J x


  1. I am loving your posts and you never know, it might get me back into paper crafting. Many congratulations on your success in joining the CC design team. xx

  2. Another great project which gives brilliant results. Thanks

  3. What a great box, ideal for little gifts and thank yous:)

  4. What a great way to package a gift! Very pretty. Congratulations on your crafting news. Enjoy it! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, lovely to see you, have a good weekend! xx

  5. Congrats on joining the CC design team, perhaps we'll be seeing your work on Hochanda? I have a score board so will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Fiona. Apparently I am on one of the teams that will be making samples for the Hochanda shows which I'm excited about. Have fun with making your little treat bags. JCx

  6. I like to see those photos step by step. And final photo, that box made me smile!!!
    Happy day to you!

  7. Lovely little gift box! I love them. Congrats on your new design team. Can't wait to see some of the projects

    Happy Five on Friday

  8. Thank you for taking the time to comment this week - it is much appreciated. x