I keep seeing these really fun boxes where the creator uses acetate for the center section and then they use paper or cardstock for the top and the bottom. Some used actual acetate boxes and just covered the top and bottom. I decided to give it a try.
Ok...so this is how I did it...
Decorative cardstock or paper (I used DCWV)
Redliner or super double stick tape
Cricut machine (any size) and Design Studio software
Cut out and score the pieces. Prefold on all of the score lines. Put double stick tape on the bottom, top and 1/2" flap of the acetate. (that red lined area is the acetate with redliner double stick tape around the 3 sides)
Attach the cardstock to acetate using the score/fold lines to line it up correctly. (uh, yeah... acetate is clear LOL.... but it's there. In the middle. Really. See the last piece of redliner backing at the top of the picture?)
Roll up box and attach along the side seam. Finally! You can see the acetate.
Decorate the box. I created a scallop circle for the top (included in the cut file) and added a couple skittles. Added strips of decorative paper (DCWV) around the top and bottom.
Reverse fold the sides (there is a score line there) and pinch to top of the box closed and close it up any way you'd like. I folded the scallop circle over the top edge and glued it down to hold the box closed.
I inserted the homemade biscotti in through the bottom of the box before using a piece of redliner tape to close it. (No glue came in contact with the food.)
A view from the side
Finished size is approximately 9 3/4" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" deep.
Didn't the box turn out cute? What a fun gift to give to say Thanks or Thinking of You... I will use this one over and over.
Read about scoring using your cricut here.