Xyron + Craftwell = Back to School Treat Boxes!

All week long the Xyron and Craftwell Design Teams are sharing great projects and tutorials featuring some *coming soon* Teresa Collins embossing folders...so I wanted to get in on the action!  I love me some embossing folders - and what better way to put them to use this time of year than creating back to school treat boxes!  

Before I start I'd like to say that I ate ALL of the brown M&Ms from the FOUR bags I used for these treat boxes so the photos would be more visually appealing.  I'm willing to make these sacrifices for you.  ;)

SUPPLIES:
Craftwell/Teresa Collins Alpha embossing folder - coming soon!
manual die cutter/embosser - I used the WRMK Evolution
2 1/2 x 12 strip of Core'dinations Color Core cardstock
sandpaper
trimmer
Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
filled plastic pillow box(es)
assorted embellishments

Line cardstock strip along the top inside of the embossing folder and run through embosser. Note - I lined the left edge of the paper up with the B - you'll see why in a sec.

One of the GREAT things about Craftwell embossing folders is the opening in the top of the folder that allows you to make larger projects - and I did that here! Insert the paper through the opening and line up (I again lined the left edge of the paper with the B so I would have continuity) then run through the embosser.

Sand embossed paper with sandpaper for a distressed finish.

Wrap embossed paper around the filled pillow box, then trim to fit - leaving a small overlap. Run paper through Xyron 3" Sticker Maker. Because this is embossed paper be sure to give it a REALLY good rub before you remove it from the backing.  Then adhere to treat box and embellish as desired!  

Another great trick?  Instead of embossing paper to add to your pillow box - emboss the box itself!  I love this look - and it adds that little extra something to a project in just a few seconds!

Stop by Xyron DTer Angi Barrs' blog today for another great Craftwell/Xyron project - and check out the Craftwell Blog and the Xyron Facebook page all week long for all kinds of fun inspiration.  Now someone please come get the rest of these M&Ms!