For this week's Blogger's Challenge Group, we were challenged to make a fall-themed card. When sorting through my emails today, I had received a free tutorial from Pockets of Inspiration for a Treat Box Card. You can get your free tutorial here.
I decided to make use of this cool template immediately since it is the birthday of one of my dearest neighbors. Happy Birthday Lou! He's always going above and beyond for our family, and for the neighborhood in general so I decided he needed a "special" birthday card.
I bet you can guess why it's called a Treat Box Card, huh? Beyond the template, I had to make some intelligent guesses about how to make this into a card. I think if I had left the inner edge of the card unattached, the card would probably stand up on its own ... but I won't know that today since I sticky-stripped it after cutting it on the diagonal so I could include a bookmark (I think he's told me several times that he likes to read!).
I saw a similar color combination used by Ilina Crouse in the past few days and I absolutely love the Marina Mist color! I don't usually turn to Cajun Craze but it looked good for her, so I made it work for me! The stamp set I used is Autumn Harvest. I just love the "whimsical" images (they look to me like someone was doodling and loved what they made, turning it into a stamp!) and find myself using this stamp frequently.
Check out the bookmark below. I stamped birthday wishes on the other side of my bookmark, but I only took a picture of the front.
Lastly, I needed to package my treats. I cut a window out of my "box" and attached a scrap of window sheet to the inside after I stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink and embossed it with clear powder. It doesn't show up so well in the photo, but it's there! Inside, I included a handful of Hershey's Kisses and Dove Dark Chocolates. Yum! At the top of my box, I added a scrap of Marina Mist to the already-included-in-the-template box flap, just so the box could be opened without destroying the card/box.