I love orangettes. I mean I LOOOOVE them. Little strips of candied orange peel dipped in high quality dark chocolate have to be one of my favorite treats ever! I recently finished off a box of them from Maison du Chocolat and thought the heavy red box was way too nice to just through out. So I pulled out all the inserts that held the orangettes, covered the lid with Be Merry Designer Series Paper, and added a couple tags made with the Merry Little Labels bundle. Voila! A nice box that still has just a hint of a chocolate scent. 


Here’s what I made:

handmade Christmas box no peeking tag stampin up merry little tags by candy ford stampcandy

handmade Christmas box no peeking tag stampin up merry little tags by candy ford stampcandy

handmade Christmas box no peeking tag stampin up merry little tags by candy ford stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • measured the box lid across the top in both directions (3″  x  10-1/2″), down the side (1-1/8″), and around to the inside 1″, and came up with 7-1/4″ x 14-1/4″
  • Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 7-1/4″ x 14-1/4″
  • NOTE: You have to cut the paper on the diagonal to get the long measurement. Don’t worry if the corners are clipped a little bit – that part will be inside the box.
  • scored the DSP along the short side at 1 “, 2-1/8″, 5-1/8″ and 6-1/4”
  • scored the DSP along the long side at 1 “, 2-1/8″, 12-1/8″ and 13-1/4”
  • cut along the score lines at each short end to the second score line

Stamped with the Merry Little Tags stamp set:

  • For/From tag in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock (CS)
  • Note: before stamping onto the CS, I wiped the green ink off of the berry parts of the stamp and colored them with a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
  • No Peeking tag onto a scrap of Real Red CS in Versamark ink, then heat embossed in white

Cut using the Everyday Label Punch:

  • both tags

Cut using the 1/16″ Circle Punch:

  • one hole at the top of each tag, to hang it by

Assembled the box:

  • DSP glued onto the box lid, on top first, then down the long sides, then down the ends, and then around and up the inside of all 4 sides
  • two pieces of 1/8″ ribbon (about 20″) wrapped around the box and tied a bow
  • the two tags attached to the ribbon with Gold Thread


Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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