DIY

Congrats Treat Box

When I read that the Le Plume II markers from Marvy Uchida were water based, I knew I wanted to try it out as a “water color” medium. By adding water, it gave my art a more subdued color, adding a totally different look. Creating this box with the Le Plume markers and some Glue Dots® adhesives makes for an easy and cute way to give someone a congratulatory treat. 

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Designed by: Grace Tolman

Time: 30 minutes

Level: Moderate Handiness

Size:  3 7/8" x 3 7/8" x ½”

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Here's what you need:

Directions:
Create a template measuring 4" x 8 ½”. Score the piece ½” on both long sides. Turn the paper horizontally then score at ½”, 4”, 4 ½” and 8”. Fold to reinforce the score lines. Glue-Dots-Marvy-Treat-Box-template

Cut a slit along the score lines on the small squares on each corner of the paper and also on the center as shown in the photo. Repeat steps with brown cardstock. 

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Add Ultra-thin Dots to the squares to put your box together.

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Run the dies through the die cut machine using the various dies and cardstock colors. Set aside. Glue-Dots-Marvy-Treat-Box-dies
Run a Marvy Uchida marker on the acrylic block to transfer the color onto the block.

Using a water color brush and some water, add color to the die cut hearts. Repeat until happy with the water coloring. Set aside. 

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Stamp the small heart onto one of the circle paper; color with the Marvy Uchida markers. 

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Adhere the circle paper onto one of the scallop circles, centering it, using some Ultra-thin Dots. 

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Adhere the heart balloons to the circle panel using Pop-Up Dots. Glue-Dots-Marvy-Treat-Box-pop-upUse a Marvy Uchida marker to create the balloon string lines. 

Glue-Dots-Marvy-Treat-Box-colorAdd the “congrats” word using some Mini Dots. 

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Add the circle topper to the top of the treat box with Ultra-thin Dots. Repeat the process to adhere the other layered circle panel on the bottom of the treat box. 

Fill with goodies. 

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Your treat box is officially ready to be gifted to that special someone!

~ Grace

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