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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pinwheel box

YES! you heard me correctly. Pinwheel box. I have wanted to make this for a while now but just now had a few minutes to put it together.

There is a chocolate company in San Diego called JFConfections. LOVE LOVE LOVE these chocolates. So much so that I wanted to create a special box to gift some of them to some friends in.


These are not your See's Candies. Nor Fannie May nor Mrs. Field's.
Check out the flavors.....


So, here's the pinwheel box. It can be closed flap over flap in pinwheel style or ...


... side flaps over top and bottom flaps for a different look.



Untie the ribbon and open the flaps to find the delectable treasures inside. **



Dimensions of the box are 4"x 4"x 1 3/4" so it's a great size box for many things.


Details:
  • Available in George or Plantin Schoolbook. Please specify when requesting file.
  • Cardstock used was from CardstockHeadquarters (Thank you Nicki!!!)
  • Decorative papers came from a scrap
  • Ribbon was in $1 at Michael's (love that!)
 Hope you like it. Have a great day!

**You may have noticed a slight difference in the pictures of the chocolates in my box verses the picture of the chocolates menu posted at the top. You can thank my post-person for that problem. The box arrived packaged with a cold pack inside to help keep the chocolates at the correct temperature, but she forgot to give me the key for 3 days! Do you know what happens to chocolate locked in an outside post box in 100 degree temperature?? I'm lucky the chocolates look as good as they do. I was expecting melted puddles of goo. Thank goodness they still taste fantastic even though some are not good for gifting. I will be sacrificing them for quality control purposes. :o) Anyway, I highly recommend checking the website out. They will ship priority mail or next day and they are SO worth it!
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Q: CraftyKaren asked what the "brown stuff" is in the base of the box.
A: It's shredded crinkled paper. It's not edible but it will keep the chocolate delicacies from bouncing around the box since I didn't have any candy cups to put them in.
Q: Bobbi had a question about the two small circles with the holes included in the file.
A: The original idea in my head was to attach paper grommets on two opposite flaps and loop a string around them to close the box (side flaps over top and bottom flaps), but decided not to use them because I overlapped the flaps pinwheel style instead.

82 comments:

  1. oh a chocolate lover, i see... so am I!!! and i can appreciate it finding something new... thanks for sharing! and the box you made for it, is perfect complement to those delicate morsels LOL... if you can, I would like to request the cut file sent to carol_cabezas@msn.com.

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  2. Jen

    This is an awesome box - I love it! Thank you for sharing it. My email is lwinc@cox.net. The chocolate flavors sound soo good!

    Laurel

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  3. Great box Jen. I so love chocolate also. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if my family would let me...LOL
    I would love the cut file.
    TFS.

    SallyW

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  4. That is so cute Jen... again I am amazed at what you can do.

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  5. Jen,
    You amaze me yet again. I have been looking for something to use for an advent countdown idea to send to my brother and his wife who recently moved out of state and are not going to be able to come home until after the holidays. This would be great if you would mind sharring. pholder@thebluezone.net

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  6. Oh Jen. This is a really cute box. Way to go girl.

    That cardstock is getting great use I might have to send you a different color soon. :)

    Nicole B

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  7. Cute! I haven't seen that anyplace before. I am a big fan of all of your box designs. I would like to request the cut file for this little gem if it's okay. I'll PM you on the Cricut board too.

    Thanks,
    Doreen

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  8. Oh Jen you really have out done yourself this time.This box is absolutely brilliant
    Georgina

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  9. Hi Jen

    Once again you have created a brilliant file, would love a copy of the cut file and also the one for the pinwheel card. Thanks loads. cath_maddock@hotmail.com

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  10. Your talk about the choc. inside the 100 degree box had me picturing a funny piece of choc. sweating and panting just waiting for you. LOL The box is a great design. Like all of your work. All fabulous. I hope you do keep sharing your files, I have tried to comment on any file I have snagged.

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  11. I was looking for something different to put chocolate covered pretzels in that I make and I really like this, great and unique design. I would like the cut file please. Thank you again for sharing and your time.
    falconpower2@yahoo.com

    Laura

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  12. Jen this box is really cute. I am thinking great christmas box, even if it has no chocolate in it :-(
    I would like the cut file, Thanks again for all your hard work. Nina
    Poohchick828@verizon.net

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  13. Hi Jenn,
    I think this is a great idea. I would like to request a cut file as I will be making fudge for the holidays and this would be a great way to give them in it.
    (maybe I can send one to you for your generosity? :)

    My email is tanyahowe@comcast.net

    thanks
    tanya

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  14. Jen this is so cute. Thank you for sharing! I would love to have the cut file if you would send it to me.
    breyman@sbcglobal.net
    Laura :)

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  15. Jen this is so cute! Thank you for sharing. I would love to have your cut file please.
    breyman@sbcglobal.net
    Laura

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  16. Hi Jen take a visit to my blog I have something for you.

    Hugs Rue

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  17. Jen,

    This is great! I love chocolate and I guess you do too! So if you get bombarded with all this extra chocolate I will send you my address for the excess overload.Ha!
    I would love the cut file too.

    Lois

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  18. Oh, what a shame to have to "quality control" some of the chocolates. I LOVE chocolates and will definately be checking out their site. Oh and the box you made is super cute!
    -Donna-

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  19. Is there anything you have tried to design that you have given up on? You are amazing. Would you send me the cut file? I can thing of a dozen things to do with it. Hope things are going better for you. sevensup@tampabay.rr.com

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  20. Your great. Thanks for the cut. I enjoy going to your blog. Every time I do there is something different to see.

    Janice

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  21. Jen
    You've did it again. That's a real cute box.
    Can I too have the cut file

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  22. I loved the card and now even love the box - could you please send me this cut file? I make homemade fudge and this would be a cut box to put it in for gifts this Christmas. My email addy is: mrsweid@sbcglobal.net

    Thank you again for all you do - your creations just keep amazing me over and over.

    abusyfamilyof6

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  23. I love this style in a box form. You are so creative! I would appreciate it if you would send me the cut file. Thany you in advance.
    embstar@gmail.com

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  24. Jen, this is so cute. Thank you for sharing!
    Laura

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  25. Very Cute! you are one talented Women! Thanks for sharing.
    Terri
    May I have the cut file?
    stampsalive@cox.net

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  26. Jen, Great job! I'm drooling! Not sure if it's the box, the chocolates or both! LOL. I can't access the MB tonight, so I'm hoping you will get this message and be willing to share your .cut file. Thanks so much, GailHeinecke gailheinecke@charter.net

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  27. Once again-amazing. I would love the cut file. mjhill@rochester.rr.com
    THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Hey Jen!

    Love your adaptation of the pinwheel card into a box. Really cute. What is the brown fluffy stuff in the box under the chocolates?? It looks like mulch, but I know it can't be that!

    I've got a chocolate company you might like. Let me know if you'd like the name.

    ~craftykaren~

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  29. I really love this box :) I have been looking for something like this for quite sometime. I don't know how you think of these things! Can I get the file emailed to me? chrystalj1204@yahoo.com. Thanks again!
    Chrystal

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  30. Interesting box, Jen. I just love your creative versatility.And your generosity.

    I'm a box and bag "junkie", so please send this file - baseballclayfun@yahoo.com

    big hug
    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  31. Is this box baby bug compatible? If so, I would love the cut file. Thanks for sharing your talent!

    ncole1701@aol.com
    nickicole on the cricut mb

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  32. Jen, I would love to get the cut file for this. Thank you for sharing.
    Debbied500@yahoo.com

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  33. wow I love this box.
    Could I please have the cut file.
    thanks a bunch.
    911barb@comcast.net

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  34. Hi Jen, love that box, i'm hoping to use it to fit in a little cross stitched pillow i've made for my cousins baby. Thanks for sharing the file, Alli

    allison0310@hotmail.com

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  35. Jen, yet another fabulous box! I love it!
    Christi
    mc10t@starstream.net

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  36. Love the box Jen!!

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  37. Jen,
    You just keep going! Where do you find all this talent!
    Thanks so much for all you do.
    Would love this .cut file -TFS
    Ann

    whits.end@gte.net

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  38. Jen,
    this box looks so cute. I think I'll use it for some xmas gifts. I usually make cookies and a pretzel candy and a party mix. these boxes would be great for little gifts.
    TFS your .cut files. I would love to have this file at your convenience. Thanks

    bobbi

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  39. This is a great way of making a personal giftbox! And I think it's easy to use for all kinds of gift, not only the really tastefull chocolates...
    Can you please send me the .cut file?
    afke.v.d.meulen@home.nl

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  40. I love this gift box! I was hoping I could get the file from you. kalirose58@yahoo.com

    Thank you, Sarah

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  41. i agree this box would be perfect for choc covered pretzels, this again is another great project with many uses

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  42. Jen, I love this box. May I have the cut file?? I will pm you on the cricut forum. Mary101

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  43. This box is beautiful. Thanks for all you share here and on the cricut mb.
    I would love to have the .cut file.
    Thank you!
    Crystal
    djamesequipment@msn.com

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  44. Jen, I love the pinwheel box and the candies look yummy!! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Jen, I forgot to leave my email: mjsmith39@msn.com Thanks!!!

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  46. Hi Jen!
    I love the Pinwheel box!! It's so cool! I would just love to have the cut file too! I'll PM you.

    Thanks as always,
    Mattie

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  47. Goodness! How did I miss that adorable pinwheel box?

    Would you please send me the .cut file.

    Thanks for everything you do to help us.

    Linda
    bubbielcm@bellsouth.net

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  48. I wish I were so creative! All I can do is copy what others have already done. I would love the pinwheel box cut file. Thank! Keep up the awesome work!

    deckers3@cox.net

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  49. You really know how to market their chocolates. They looks great in your box. Thanks for sharing this idea just before Christmas.

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  50. How adorable!!! You truly have a gift with this stuff. I would love this file - aproch@cox.net.
    Thanks so much!!

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  51. Wow! Beautiful box! I would love the .cut file!! This company needs to put you on staff to package their delicacies!!!

    TFS!!
    Hugs!
    Linda
    LilGreenBug
    kenlin86@sbcglobal.net

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  52. Wow! What a fab box and great chocs! Can I please please please have the cut file sent to gracegancy@hotmail.com? Thanks heaps!

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  53. Hi, Jen what a great box I would love the cut file. (wouldnt mind the candy eather LOL) thanks so much Dawn dminer3@twcny.rr.com

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  54. Hi I love you'er pin wheel card,
    I love all the stuff that you do.

    Fay!

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  55. Hi Jen,
    Your pin wheel box is so cute---I would love the cut file if you are sharing---thank so much for all you do! Jill

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  56. Your creations are wonderful. Could you please send me the pinwheel card and pinwheel box. I make peanut butter fudge and the box would work great. My email is jnmouch@centurytel.net

    Thanks
    -Nicole

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  57. This is a great gift box Jen. I hope you don't have to "discard" too many chocolates for the sake of quality control.

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  58. I would love the cut file! Thanks for all that you do!

    ncole1701@aol.com

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  59. Adorable (as usual). Could I please have the cut file?
    EKScott21@aol.com. Thanks!

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  60. As always marvel at your wonderful work - would love to have the file for the pinwheel card and box (Have George and Plantin)-- please send to barbinlakeland@msn.com THANKS!

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  61. As always marvel at your wonderful work - would love to have the file for the pinwheel card and box (Have George and Plantin)-- please send to barbinlakeland@msn.com THANKS! PS: I just cut the wallet card - I'm so excited - thanks again for sharing!

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  62. Hi Jen - Fabulous work and so nice of you to share - could you please send me the pinwheel card and box file to bakinfl@aol.com - Thanks!

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  63. HI JEN,
    JUST CUT THIS BOX. SO CUTE AND PERFECT FOR LITTLE COOKIES OR GOODIES FOR LITLE GIFTS.
    QUICK QUESTION...ARE THE 2 LITTLE CIRCLES WITH HOLES FOR THE RIBBON IF YOU DON'T WANT TO TIE IT ALL AROUND? LOOKED AT YOUR PICTURES AND COULDN'T FIND IT SHOWING...

    THANKS, BOBBI

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  64. I love your pinwheel box and would love it if you could share your cut file. You are so very talented, and your blog is wonderful. I'll be adding it to my favorites. If you don't mind, can you sent the pinwheel cut file to laxmom3@msn.com. Thanks so much.

    Linda

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  65. Hi Jen, Hope you had a good holiday. I left a post awhile ago, but don't see it here. Could I please get thie file. Thanks.

    Kathy - CB Garfieldsmom

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  66. Hi Jen, I'm a newie to you but wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your creations and would like to ask for your cutfiles for the pinwheel card and box. They are so awesome!! Thank you for all the inspiration your work gives me, Alina from VA.
    scrapnma@cox.net

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  67. Jen,
    Love all of your work, could you please send me the cut file for the pinwheel box. I have both George and PS so either would be fine. Thanks
    Crystal
    iymd87@aol.com

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  68. Jen, you are such an amazingly talented woman! I know everyone says that, but I just had to too. Could I please get the cut file for the pinwheel box? I have George. Thanks so much for sharing all your time and hard work with us.
    -Bri
    bri_02@msn.com

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  69. Hi Jen it's wonderful to see you have a blog now, you are so talented, I have been fafing around with a pinwheel box for the last few hours but I just can't get it to sit right as my measurments are just off, I do however have george now as the last time you helped me I did not so it makes it so much easier for sharing but alas I still only have a baby bug & really want to make a smaller box on that I would love the cut file to adapt it to smaller or if you have the technology please help, I hope you have managed to kick that bug you had. thanks so much Rosy
    chobland@yahoo.co.uk

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  70. Wow How CLEVER! Would LOVE THIS THANKS JEN!
    logynwest@yahoo.com

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  71. As a box junkie, I have to have this file if you can please share it with me. Thank you so much in advance for sharing your talents.

    Janet

    jkm1950@gmail.com

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  72. May this box lover have the cut file for this pinwheel box--it is just too cute. Thank you for sharing.

    jkm1950@gmail.com

    Janet

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  73. Hi Jen,

    I was wondering if I could trouble you for the pinwheel box and pinwheel card files? Thank you for your time.

    Susan
    peekasue@yahoo.ca

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  74. May I have the pinwheel box, please. delipa@hotmail.com. :)

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  75. I'd love to have this cut file to put Naked Turtles in from Charlie's Candy and Carmel Corn in Vincennes, Indiana - to die for!

    Tx

    Justpeachypictures@hotmail.com

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  76. I would love a copy of this cut file, Jen. Thanks!!!!!

    debbiewall@albertacom.com

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  77. This is so cute! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

    bobbiemacisaac@hotmail.com

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  78. i love the pinwheel box and pinwheel card. I found them on the Cricut Messageboard. Ultimate Lurker credited you for the cut file she used for her holiday cards. I am amazed at the talent people like you who come up with these neat ideas. I am new and love to browse the sites. Would you mind sending me the cut files? I am at pepsijake@hotmail.com

    with much appreciation,
    Jodi Ake

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  79. This is such a cute box. I would love the cut file.

    thanks suez

    suezjane2@yahoo.com

    ps.
    enjoy being a teacher you will e good at it. Wish I lived closer so I could come and learn aso.

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  80. Thanks jEN FOR SHARING THE PINWHEEL BOX
    Debbie
    essay18@verizon.net

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  81. This is so cute, can't wait to fix a gift box for some christmas things I have made..
    tracemine2@suddenlink.net

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