These went down a storm let me tell you! Both boys liked the minimalist chocolate-coloured packaging and they were rather taken with the the decoration on the lid...
...which my youngest son said reminded him of Jammy Dodgers (but I'm not saying where my inspiration came from!)
I made the boxes out of the beautifully textured Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock, sponging the cut edges with ink to cover up the paler coloured core. You may notice that one of the boxes is ridged - that's because I made a mistake when scoring it so, instead of throwing it away and starting again, I scored it all the way up and made a design feature out of it! (I'm here to make the mistakes so you don't have to!)
Here's what the boys found inside their posh boxes:
Need some Stampin' Up Supplies?
I'D BE DELIGHTED TO ORDER STAMPIN' UP ITEMS FOR YOU AND HAVE THEM DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR ADDRESS IN THE UK. I'M COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO OFFER HELP AND ADVICE. TO PLACE YOUR ORDER, JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL OR GIVE ME A CALL ON 01280 820593.
You may have spotted the little fudge bar inside the box. Does anyone remember the advert for them that used to be on TV in the 80s? I used to make toast and cut it into fingers and sing 'A finger of toast is just enough to give the kids a treat' which was quite enough to get my children excited and much better for them! Ah the power of marketing!
See you tomorrow,