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Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Treat Box

This is the second of a 2-part St. Patrick's Day post. Click HERE for part 1 to see the recipe for the green Matcha White Chocolate Cookies that I used in this post.

St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday and I thought that I'd get down to make a treat for the school secretaries.

Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I modified the LD Treat Box by replacing the handle with shamrocks. In a nutshell this was what I did:

I cropped the original handle away (Object>Modify>Crop) and welded the shamrocks to the base. Next, I place a second pair of shamrocks over the welded template and changed the color of the base to white for print-and-cut.

I reduced the size of the template to fit onto a letter-size page and added 2 oval tags to it. I also set the shamrocks and the text on the tags to "No Cut" (i.e. only set the welded base and the oval tags to "Cut")  before sending the whole thing to print-and-cut with my Cameo.

To make the tags, I drew an oval and "Make Compound Path" a small circle with it.  I filled the resulting shape with black color and duplicated it. On one, I added the greeting in green and on another, I indicated the contents of the box in white. Once both ovals have been printed-and-cut, I glue them together back-to-back to make a double-sided tag.

I sealed a couple of matcha cookies (recipe here) in a plastic baggie and placed it inside the treat box. I attached the tag with a gold string to complete the present.

I handed these treat boxes to the kids this afternoon and they excitedly gave them away. The school secretaries were surprised by the gifts and even more intrigued by the matcha cookies. I hope they enjoyed them. :-)


Files used:
Treat Boxes SVG
Luck of the Irish Cut Its
CAC Champagne font (free)

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