When I opened my Studio Calico creative team box this month, there was this adorable french fry stamp set and an idea popped up in my head immediately: Let's make and use it on a fry box! I couldn't make it in time for reveal but the good thing is that it's finished now and I took a few extra photos so you guys can follow along with the process and make your own.
Step 1 - Gather your supplies! I changed out a few items as I was going but that's roughly what you need.
Step 2 - You have different options to create your fry box. For example, you can use an actual fry box, disassemble it and use that as a template. In this case, just trace your pattern onto cardstock and cut it out. If you don't have or want to use that but you have a Silhouette cutter - hooray! You can download the Fry Box template I made for the Silhouette Cameo.
Step 3 - Stamp and heat emboss a sentiment on the front of the box pattern. Haven't done it before? It's fairly simple: Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink, pour embossing powder over it, then flick off the excess powder by tapping on the back. Lastly, use a heat gun to melt the powder into the paper. Done!
Step 4 - Flip the pattern around, so you can work on the "inside" of the box. I clustered a few sentiments from the french fry stamp set on an acrylic block and stamped them as a repeat pattern.
Step 5 - Assemble the box. First, fold the curve at the bottom of the box. If you use my Silhouette template, it's fairly easy since the bottom will be perforated. Apply a thin strip of adhesive tape on the inside flaps of the front and on the triangular side flaps. Fold triangle flaps up, then the front flaps over the back flaps and line them all up on the bottom edge.
Step 6 - Fill your box! I used Maoam sticks since the are fairly "fry shaped". Also, you can take this a step further and decorate the box more or package the sweets in clear foil.
… and basically that's it! An easy peasy and fast way to give a little something just because. Let me know what you think or how you plan to use it. Happy fright night, everyone!
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