Sunday, May 2, 2021

Candy Boxes Divided Tray with Sleeve

Dress up dipped chocolates or other treats with
these professional confectioner’s presentation containers. 
Long version is designed to hold up to 5 candies 
with approx. 1.375” diameter footprint each. 
Small version holds just 2 candies for perfect place card
treat at luncheon or dinner place setting.
Both boxes include tray with folded-inward full-length 
inner walls for sturdy, self-lined structure. 
Optional "liner" divider is prepared in series of valley-mountain-valley
 folds to create walls, then insert into tray. 
Window panel of sleeve is likewise lined with clear vinyl
or acetate panel, then the tray slides snugly into sleeve.
Long box ensemble measures approx. 7.75” long 
x 1.5” wide x 1.3” tall when completed. 
Short box ensemble measures approx. 
3” long x 1.375” wide x 1.625” tall when completed.

The long candy box version will be described in
this tutorial. The short individual two-candy portion
design follows the same procedures,
in smaller size.

ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes:
A box tray hull   B end wall inner add-on
C divider insert (NOTE this shape has been modified
to have shorter divider walls, and is a single cut shape)
D sleeve   E sleeve clear window panel
2. Prepare the box tray by bending back on perforation lines
for bottom, sides and ends, inward wall "liners".
Bend forward on end tab and smaller side tabs.
3. Prepare the end addition in similar manner,
bending the attachment tab (shown here on left end)
4. Position (centered) and attach the add-on to 
the appropriate end of main tray shape, 
by overlapping main straight edge
over the add-on attachment tab.
5. Apply adhesive to the long side walls of tray,
then bend inward, and apply pressure to 
fuller attach in place as shown.
6. Apply adhesive to the tray end wall, and the bend-over
inner wall "liner" panel, as well as . . . 
. . . the end tab and side end tabs.
7. To keep end side tabs from interfering or
spreading glue inappropriately, bend back out of the way.
Bend side long side walls inward to perpendicular,
bend end wall upward to perpendicular and attach.
Bend inner wall liner over and inward, so that end tab is
snug at bottom crease, then attach in place.
Also apply pressure to end tab to attach to bottom of
tray, and . . .
 . . . bend end side tabs outward to attach
to side inner walls. Repeat for second end.
8. Prepare sleeve by bending back on all long 
perforation lines for walls and long flange.
9. Apply double-sided tape adhesive around window
opening on backside of sleeve, then position (centered)
clear window panel, and attach in place.
10. Form sleeve into a tube to align and join seam
with straight edge overlapped across flange to align
at perforation line. 
NOTE that the sleeve can be flatted on work surface
to allow fingertip pressure to be applied along seam edge
to ensure complete seam.
REMINDER: divider inserts have been modified
to have shorted divider walls, and complete in 1 strip.
11. Identify the segments of the divider strip by
locating the half circle notch cutouts on edge.
These segments are the compartment "floor" portion.
Two segments in between are joined back-to-back
to form divider walls.

12. Review this diagram to see which direction the divider
wall perforations are folded, then fold accordingly.
13. Apply glue to one panel of the two-panel "wall",
then . . . 
. . . press together the wall panels and apply pressure
to the whole wall panel to ensure adhesion.
Repeat for the remaining 3 walls.
14. Slide the divider insert into the box tray.
15. Complete the box assembly by sliding the tray
into the sleeve - this is a tight fit.
Here is the completed box tray with insert and sleeve.
If desired, decorate the top of the sleeve with
a sticker, including this individualized initial seal
Here is the sweetly-filled box ensemble.

Gable Latch Top Boxes

Large size gift box holds approx. 16 oz. of cookies or 
bulkier loose candy or goodies. 
Medium size gift box holds approx. 2 cups of
 loose candy and the like. 
Both have very similar features and assembly.
 Large box is constructed of two large panels that are joined.
Medium box has a "welded" panel. 
Each has a front rounded-edge window, clear window panel, 
latch bottom, gable top side panels, 
double wing and slot top closure,
offset accent overlay panels for front and back hull. 
Cut the hull shapes from 12x12 card stock.

The large tote will be explained first, with brief
descriptions of differences for medium tote following.

ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes for large tote:
A front tote hull   B back tote hull
C clear vinyl window panel
D front accent offset panel
E back accent offset panel
F side accent offset panels (2)
G optional circle seal   
H optional cutout from window of  D (for gift tag)
2. Prepare the hull shapes by bending back on l panel
and tab perforation lines (except for angled top lines), including . . . 
. . . the double tab closure at top of front panel.
At side top, bend back at cross perforations,
and on angled seams bend forward, as "mountain" folds.
3. Join the front and back hull panels along one side seam,
taking care to overlap straight side edge across opposite 
flange, adjusting to make sure bottom panel perforations
4. Position and attach the offset accent panels to
back, sides and front, centering and checking
that outer edges are offset approx. .12" inward.
NOTE that window cutout of accent should align
exactly with hull window cutout edges.
5. Apply double-stick tape next to window cutout,
 then position (centered) over backside of
front hull panel window cutout, and attach in place.
6. Form the hull assembly into a tube to bring remaining
side seam straight edge to overlay opposite flange,
and join side seam.
NOTE that the hull can be flattened on working surface
so that fingertip pressure can be applied along seam.
7. Apply adhesive (double-stick tape shown here) to
the underside of each bottom latch long panel extension,
and onto face surface of side flaps, then . . . 
. . . bend side flaps inward to perpendicular . . . 
. . . fold long flaps inward so that they interlock
as shown, then apply pressure to join bottom sections.
If needed, reach inside to apply pressure to attach.
8. To close the container, fold the back top section
inward, then fold the front top section inward, with
top/outer flap bending downward so that the tab can fit
into the bottom slot, and . . . 
. . . the cut-in tab can bend down into the top slot.
NOTE that it will be helpful to assist the top portions
of front and back hull panels to "curl" slightly inward
where they need to conform to the gable shaping.
10. To use the "waste" portion of the front accent panel,
folded in half, then . . . 
. . . paper punched to attach with ribbon or string
to hull (use cello tape, decorative sticker or seal,
or punch a hole near angled walls of one front gable.
11. If desired, once tote is filled and latch tabs
inserted into slots, secure with decorative sticker seal.
Here is the completed large tote from back view.
11. Identify and cut the shapes:
A one-piece front & back hull
B clear window panel
C front accent shape  D front window accent rim
E back accent shape   F side accent shape (2)
G optional closure seam
H optional retained waste panel from D as gift card
12. Follow assembly steps 1-2, 4 (attach window rim after front
accent shape is attached to front hull, as shown below), 
5-11 for large tote).