Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1-25 Tutorial Wednesday for Bugaboo Stamps!

Today I want to show you how to make something fun! The cute little candy box below featuring Bugaboo Stamps Girl Mouse is both easy and versatile! These would make really great shower, party, or wedding favors! You could even make up a bunch for your kids classmates, your church group, or scout troops!  

It's as easy as 1,2,3! So....let's get started!

Step 1:
Start with a piece of heavy paper or cardstock, 6.5" long, and 3.75" wide. Score the 6.5" side at 2.25", 3" 5.25", and 6". Score the 3.75" side at .75", and 3". (Score lines are dashed on the picture!) Cut in horizontally on long side to vertical score lines on both sides as shown below. Fold all flaps in.

Step 2: Choose your favorite diecut and cut in the center of the top square below the flap. (See Picture below.) Optional: Emboss the cardstock. Glue or use red line tape to affix a bit of cellophane over the diecut opening. (Hint: Clear Envelope bags work great for this! They are clear, but sturdy!).

Step 3: Assemble box, as seen below, sealing sides with glue or red line tape. Fill and decorate as you wish and tuck flap to close. For mine below, I used an inkpad to lightly distress the embossed cardstock. I added this sweet Bugaboo Stamps image, embellies and some FABULOUS bakers twine from Ribbon Carousel. I hope you like my sample below! Feel free to use my tutorial for your own creations - but please give credit where credit is due! Thanks!

This project is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

 Craft Room Challenge - Valentines (1 of 3)
Die Cuttin Divas - Buttons, Bows, and/or Bling
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Bows (Limit 1 Entry)
Oldie but Goodie - Have a Heart (1 of 3 entries, Heart button is well over a year old!)
Stamp-n-Doodle - Include an Animal
The Stamping Boutique - Diecuts (1 of 2)
Crafty Boots - Inspired by a song title ('Sweets for my Sweet' by The Drifters)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - All you need is Love
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Valentines Project
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Song Title Inspired ('Sweets for my Sweet' by The Drifters)
Truly, Madly, Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)


  1. Wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing this. Looks easy enough that even I could do it. :D

    Thank you for playing along with Make It Monday too!
    Lisa xx

  2. Love your twine! ;) Great tutorial girl! :D

  3. Fabulous project, I like it a lot!

    Many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

    Warm hugs

  4. Great tutorial! What a lovely gift box and love the twine. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.
    Diane xx

  5. What a fantastic idea, thank you so much for sharing instructions, this would make great birthday boxes for childrens partys,and how cute is that little guy,
    Thanks for sharing on MIM,
    Kenzie xx

  6. I love your project, and great tutorial! It is so pretty, and yes, sweet. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Inspired by a Song Title theme. xx Denise

  7. This is fabulous, and a great tutorial as well - thank you. Love the embossing with the ink. Good luck, and thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  8. Oh what a sweet treat box. Love the inked embossing. Very pretty. Thanks for playing along at DCD this week.==Pat N.

  9. Great tutorial and I love the end result. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Cute box for Valentine treats!

  11. great project hun, thanks for entering it into the CBN challenge, good luck xx

  12. Your little Valentine box is so adorable! I love how your adapted it to your song title! Such a cute design and little mouse! Thanks for the instructions as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  13. What a great little box and a FAB tutorial too, I will be having a go at this soon!
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a Goodie and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  14. Wow! Thanks for the tutorial! I'll have to make one for my daughter's teacher! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM and remember, to be in the running to win second prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  15. Gorgeous project, such a fab design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

  16. Great project - thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!

  17. I love the image and your colors. Beautiful box! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  18. very gorgeous giftbox, lovely
    thanks for joining the Stamping Boutique challenge
    TSB DT

  19. Two super cute entries (so far!) for us at Craft-Room Challenge. This lovely little gift box is super Thank you for sharing this and the adorable mouse above with us XOXO Zoe

  20. I love this, it's fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. gorgeous little box thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

  22. Great little gift box, and good tutorial..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge...Esther xx

  23. This is very cute , great idea for treats, thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, debi x

  24. Wonderful project, thanks so much for sharing at Stamp n doodle.