This week I had to share a tutorial over at Polka Doodles and I decided to make a little gift set. The challenge for this week was to use those scraps, no scrap pieces bigger than 2" by 2".
My birthday cards are 3" by 3" and I decided I would share with you how to make up a small gift box to hold 6 cards and envelopes. Grab a cup of tea or a coffee and lets begin :-)
And here is the gift box. For those who follow my blog, you will recall that I made a box like this, last year, for cards that were 6" by 4" (envelopes 6.25" by 4.25"), click here. This little box will take 6 cards and envelopes (3.25" by 3.25").
To start with you will need an 8.5" by 11" (or a UK A4 piece of cardstock). For the tutorial I am using a white piece to show the score lines clearer, just choose a colour you would like to use. Cut this down, so that it measures 7.5" by 9".5" and keep the cut off pieces for later.
Next make the following score lines, along the short edge, at 1", 2", 5.5" and 6.5".
Turn your paper and score along the long edge, at 1.5", 2.5", 6" and 7".
Remove corner pieces, your finished piece should look like this. Note the tabs cut at the 2.5" mark on the long edge.
Use a corner rounder to finish off the corners indicated.
On the longest piece of your left over strips you will score as follows, this is going to be the belly band around the box. Score at 2", 3", 6.5" and 7.5".
I used Kraft card stock for the box, now we are to decorate before assembling, it is a lot easier to do it this way.
Turn over you box to the inside and here are the positions for the double sided sticky tape.
And the first part to assemble, secure those tabs to the inside.
Wrap the belly band around the box. Secure, not too tightly, you want to be able to take the band off and on.
Next I added a flower to cover the join of the belly band. The flower is from the Studio 12 CD - Picknix Collection 1, the floral paper is from Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD.
And there you have it. A great little gift box, that will hold 6 cards and envelopes.
So why not take up the challenge this week. Make a card with those scrap pieces and go along and enter at Polka Doodles. Don't forget, to be eligible for prizes you may only enter 10 challenges including Polka Doodles. You have until Sunday 16 June (12pm GMT) to enter, plenty of time to get creative.
I am entering this in the following challenges.
Five Simple Things - Inspire Me Fridays #106: Anything Goes (closes 13 June)
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #145: Flowers (closes 11 June)
DL ART Thankful Thursday Link Challenge: June - Anything Goes (closes 30 June)
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