Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine Snack Cake Gift Box with Flip Top Lid

Today's project came about from a need to create a small little token to send my great nieces and nephews for Valentine's Day.  Most of them live out of state and so the items will need to be mailed.  With rising postal costs, I didn't want to create anything that would cost and arm and leg to ship. 

While shopping, I found these cute little Valentine snack cakes and thought they would be just the ticket, but now I needed a way to present them.  So I opened up my Silhouette Cameo software and with a totally blank design space, set out to create a box.  Now you have to understand, that I have NEVER designed anything with this software before, so to say I am proud of myself is an understatement LOL.  

I started with double sided paper and cut out the box with my Cameo. (For those of you who don't have a Cameo or don't have the designer edition, I have a template that you can use.  The link will be below).   I then made a short video on how to assemble the box. (That link will also be below)   Then came the fun part, embellishing!  I used a doily die, some leaf dies and store bought ribbon roses to create a pretty accent to this little box.  You could even add a small little gift tag with the recipients name to it also.  Placed the snack cakes inside and VOILA!  A sweet little Valentine for all my little valentines!

Here are more pictures of the box:

These would be great for any birthday, holiday or just a little pick-me-up for someone who needs cheering up.  You could embellish them in so many different ways.  The possibilities are endless!  I am already thinking Easter.  I am sure they would hold those chocolate peanut butter eggs.  If not, I will just have to design one that is bigger LOL.

I hope you enjoy this little project as much as I did.  Please let me know what you think in the comments below. 

As always, happy crafting!!!

Snack Cake Flip Top Box Video
Snack Cake Flip Top Box Template
Cameo Snack Cake Box Studio 3 Cut File

Supplies Used:

Lovebugs #4630 Sealed with a Kiss, double-sided cardstock
Recollections 65lb white paper
Top Dogs Bella Doily Die
Spellbinders Romantic Vines Die
Store bought ribbon roses

PLEASE NOTE:  I am in no way affiliated with any of the products used to create this design.


  1. the link to the files doesn't work

    1. I am assuming you are referring to the SIL file. I am so new to this and designing with the cameo. When I click the link it opens my software and the file is on my workspace. If you would like to e-mail me at dajbob@yahoo.com, I would be more than happy to try and send the file to you as an attachment and see if that works for you.

  2. What a great idea.the results of you work is so cute

    1. Thank you so much! I am really happy that you like it!

  3. Jeanne,
    Do you have a way that I can follow your blog by email?

    1. Not that I have figured out yet. I am so new to this but will do some more research. In the meantime I announce my new posts on several facebook pages. www.facebook.com/astrokeofjeanneius, or www.facebook.com/jeannebobish. to name a couple.

    2. Theresa, I added a link at the top of the right section so that you can subscribe by e-mail. Thank you for your interest in my blog.


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