Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chocolate Kisses in a Box

So I get a text message from my son Nathan, now 22, reminding me that he loves Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses.  I thought it was funny and sweet actually, that he thought I might need an idea for him for Valentines Day.  LOL  I picked up on his "hint", and picked up his favorite kisses the other day--I decided I wanted to package them up in the fun candy boxes I used to give the kids when they were younger.  So it was cool that Cricut's Love Struck Cartridge has that very same box. 

I needed to make it quite a bit larger to hold Hershey kisses instead of candy hearts, so I used my Gypsy to size the box width to 11 1/2" from My Minds Eye Be Loved Sweethearts cardstock.  The original cut had a heart cut out of the box front--I used contour to hide the heart, and cut out the Monogram letter "N" instead, from Gypsy Font.  I wanted to stabilize the box a bit more than just cardstock for holding the kisses, so I used some plastic packaging to stabilize the inside front & back of the box, securing it to the cardstock with score tape.  I added a bit of ribbon & Barn Door Distress Ink to the box--but nothing too girly.  ha ha

You may not notice, but I actually have the box upside down.  There's a tab that fits into a slot meant for securing your goodies for the opening, but I chose to use that as the bottom of my box--which I secured with scor-tape for a good seal.  I wanted the flap for the opening, but I was wasn't sure how to secure it down so that he could open it without tearing it up...and close it back up again when he wasn't scarfing down chocolates.  Initially I was thinking I'd have to use a sticker, but sometime before Christmas I bought some Post-it Craft Paper.  I hadn't even opened the package, but when I went to find a sticker it was sitting on top of my stash--the lightbulb (in my head) went off, and I decided I'd use that instead.  I cut out a 2 1/2" shadow heart w/banner from the Love Struck cart, and because I only had blue Post-it paper...I inked it with more Barn Door ink, and heat embossed it with Stampendous Ruby Red embossing powder.  When it was dry I smudged the edges of the banner with Black Soot Distress Ink, and wrote "Chocolate Cherry Kisses" over the banner (momentary lapse of memory that they were Cherry Cordials--even though the bag was right in front of me). 

I filled the box with the kisses, took the backing off the Post-it paper and sealed the box!  The box held nearly a whole bag of Hershey kisses!  Well, all but the couple (or so) I ate while crafting.  I sent the box on it's postal way via those video size postage boxes--it fit perfectly with his Valentine's card that I forgot to take a picture of.  It was a fun, quick project that didn't take me more than 30 minutes to make...if even that. 

Thanks for stopping by...and have a crafty weekend! Lisa


  1. quick and clever. Great little gift. Thanks for sharing. Have a fab day

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