Saturday, October 21, 2017

Thinking Outside the Box - Chocolate Dispenser

Welcome to our first Thinking Outside the Box Design Team blog hop. I am so excited to be joining with this incredible group of ladies in our first foray into bringing you free instructions for boxes, packaging and wrapping using Stampin' Up! products and helping you to think outside the box when it comes to your next project.

Check out our design team members who represent every country where Stampin' Up! is sold globally. These team members will bring you an innovative and exciting project each month so keep an eye out for us on Pinterest and stop by every month on the third Sunday. . .
Our first project has a little bit of a national flavour as we wanted to showcase not just talent but a favourite chocolate or candy from our country that would be easily recognisable to everyone!
This is my project:
Here are the instructions:

1.  You will need to use 12" x 12" card stock for the sized box that I have made (Cadbury's were not very considerate of the crafting world when they released Caramello Koalas!)
2.  Cut a rectangle of card 31/2" x 12", using your Simply Scored, score the card at 21/4", 53/4", 8" and 111/2" and again with the card stock portrait score at 1/2".

3.  Cut on the score lines as per the plan - the orange dotted lines:
Using the 21/4" circle from Layering Circles Framelits cut a semi circle from the narrow panel as marked with the orange dotted line.
4.  Choose your stamps and decorate the panel.
I used the pine leaves from Christmas Happiness stamped in Old Olive and the reindeer from Seasonal Chums in Memento Black. I also stamped an extra reindeer on a piece of whisper white card stock to fussy cut.  I proceeded to colour the reindeer with our Stampin' Blends - used Light and Dark Crumb Cake, with the Colour Remover and Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler  

5.  The lid is as per the pictorial instruction above. I cut a piece of Old Olive 43/8" x 51/2". Score the card 1" on each side and snip the scored lines in 1" and trim the card on an angle.
This is how it will sit:
6.  This is the base requirement for the dispenser part of the box:
I chose to make the base in Whisper White card stock, basically the base ends up the same size as the box perimeter so 21/4" x 31/2". Cut along the orange dotted lines and score where the dark blue lines are. Stick the base to the box with a heavy duty tape like Tear & Tape Adhesive. The triangles on each side of the scored area slip back into the semi-circle void which you slit on each side up to about 11/2" mark.

7.  This is what it should ultimately look like: 
8. Decorate to your taste.

I also used Striped Ribbon, Merry Little Labels, Everyday Label Punch, Mini Ornaments, Green Sprigs and Black Rhinestone Jewels to decorate the top of the box. 

Enjoy! And seriously consider making this box. It's really simple.  Don't leave us yet though. . . we have so much more planned. Check out Tanja's incredible dispenser!

Shanni xx

Order of Blog Hop
Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
Tanja Kolar (Germany)
Yoshiko Endo (Japan)
Zoe Tant (United Kingdom)
Annette Elias (Netherlands)
Dena Rekow (United States)
Sharlene Meyer (New Zealand)
Beate Wacker (Austria)
Aude Barbara (France)
Barbara Stewart (Canada)


  1. My friend.. stunning as always.Your work is so cute. Think, kids will love it.
    Thank you, that you´re part of our group.
    Enjoy the rest of your sunday.
    Hugs Tanja

  2. Oh this is super cute Shannean! Love the shape and that little reindeer is just adorable!

  3. How cute are those reindeer and I love them trotting around your box. Another great design. Zoe x

  4. Ohhh what u Cutie! It is great to see another bigger box in this bloghop! I will definitely make one of these following your tutorial! Such a great "door"! I love the decoration you made too! And your koalas make me a bit hungry ;o) Your box will be lovely gift!

  5. This is so dang sweet, Shannean!! I just love how cute that little reindeer is!! Love your design! :) Thanks so much for sharing!!

  6. Reindeers in Australia - I love this! The mechanism to open is genious! I think I have to change the projects for my kiddy-workshop next week!
    Greetings from Austria,

  7. Hahaha, who wouldn't want to have one of those!! I love it!! It's cute too.


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