by Susie McCormick
Create a see through box with acetate and cardstock.
- Two 3" x 3" pieces of cardstock
- One 8 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of acetate
- Two 8 1/4" x 1/2" strips of patterned paper
- Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
- Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool
- Hole Punch
Score the 3" x 3" squares of cardstock at 1/2" on all four sides.
Cut score lines to the point where they connect to the score lines from the other side.
You will be cutting four score lines, two on one side and two on the opposite side.
Pre-fold all score lines. Add Sticky Strip™ to the outside corners of the scored tabs.
The completed box top and bottom.
Score the acetate on the long side every 1 15/16" (slightly under 2").
Prefold score lines.
Apply Sticky Strip™ to the bottom edge of the acetate and to the small tab on the side.
Remove tape liner from the tab and adhere to form an open ended box.
Remove tape liner from bottom edge.
Insert the end of the box with the adhesive into one of the cardstock bases.
Adhere the patterned paper strips to the top and bottom cardstock pieces.
Center and punch two holes on opposite sides of the lid.
Place the lid over the box and use a marker to indicate where the holes should be punched.
Remove the lid and punch the holes in the acetate at markings.
Thread a ribbon through the lid and acetate and tie, making sure the ribbon is long enough to lift the lid to fill the box.
Don't tape the lid to the box! This way, the candy can be taken out without destroying the box.
Decorate the box.