The Love You Always Treat Boxes make really cute little Treasure Boxes for special little gifts for children. When I was on vacation in Everglades National Park I picked up some little tokens for my grandkids and I didn’t want to toss them loose into their Easter baskets because they would easily get lost, so I pulled out my Love You Always Treat Boxes.
Folding the inside box is the most difficult part of this project. Just remember everything folds towards the inside of the box.
I used a mix of current and retired designer series papers to create 6 unique boxes. I dug through my paper stache to find some kid friendly designs.
In this photo you can see how small the tokens were, very easy to loose in a basket. I layered a 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of velveteen paper on the bottom of each box.
It took me quite a while to find the stamp set with this greeting, lol. It was from a Sale-a-bration set from several years ago. I remembered the stamp and finally found it in a box that I had set aside for a garage sales, yikes, I almost got rid of it.
For the Bonanza Buddies matchbox, I used a part of a greeting from another set for the ‘you’re a treasure’ greeting. I inked only the part of the greeting that I wanted, with a Stampin’ Write Marker. I amazed myself, that I remembered this greeting and was able to actually find it.
These ice cream cones were so cute that I didn’t do very much decorating on this one. I stuck with a simple word and punched it out, then layered it onto another punched circle.
For each of the boxes, I started with a strip of 4″ x 12″ designer series paper. I wrapped it around the box, pinching the corners and then cut off the extra. I glued it on with liquid glue, meeting the ends on the back of the box lid.
These boxes were all made for boys, so I didn’t use a bunch of bling or ribbons. I also kept them pretty simple, so that they can use them to store their treasures if they want.
I thought about die cutting letters or using alphabet stamps to put names on the boxes, but changed my mind and decided to simply write the boys names on the end of the boxes.
Hope this gives you some ideas for gift packaging. They can be very simply decorated or go all out with the whole works.