Shannon has been accepted by all three colleges she applied to, to become a Veterinary Technician. She has made her choice (which was the one she most wanted) and will be heading to Northern College, Ontario at the end of August.
I am so proud of her and all that she has achieved and can't believe she will be leaving home whilst studying (only 5 1/2 hrs away). Shannon has wanted to be in veterinary work since she was about 8 years old and has always stuck with this. She is extremely excited and can't wait to start :-)
Anyways, back to the post :-)
Back at Christmas I made an Easel Card Gift box using a tutorial by Cristi of Paper Hoarder Disorder. You can find her tutorial on You Tube HERE. (The finished box is 4" by 4" by 1" deep)
Now, last week, you may recall that I made a little set of cards using the wonderful new collection at Polkadoodles called Winnie Sugar Sprinkles. Here's the set of 6 :-) If you want to see the original post with more photo's of the set, click HERE.
My cards were 4" by 4", so I made up some envelopes for them using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
So now I have a complete little set to make into a gift.
The envelope size is 4 1/8" I decided to make a gift box using the tutorial above, but of course I had to change the sizes to fit my gift set :-)
My finished gift box is 4.75" square by 1.25" deep. I probably could have made it a little smaller, but the set sits nicely in there without getting squished :-)
So, if you would like to grab a coffee, now would be a good time :-)
Clicking on the photo's will make them bigger if you need to :-)
I used 110lb Card stock from Michaels to make up the Easel card gift box.
1. You will need to cut two pieces of card stock that are 6.5" by 4.75". Please NOTE, only one of the pieces needs tape applied to the 0.5" section.
2. Join the two pieces together and you will have a piece that is 4.75" by 12.5" long.
3. Score this piece, along the long edge, at 0.5", 1.75", 6.5" and 7.75". I suggest you put the joined edge facing the right, as the 6.5" score will butt up against the join :-)
4. After scoring fold along the score lines and attach tape to the small 0.5" piece at the end.
5. This forms your box to put the drawer into.
6. Now for the drawer. You will need a piece of card stock that is 7 1/8" square. You will score this on all 4 sides at 1.25".
7. Once scored, I have cut along either side of the score lines up to the inner square. This will help when putting the drawer together. If you are unsure what I mean check in the video link above :-) Add tape to all four corners and assemble.
8. In order to strengthen the box. Cut the following.
Secure the square to the inside bottom of your drawer, and then secure the side pieces to the inside sides LOL! It really does make a difference and gives it that little extra strength.
9. Next up is the Easel top for the box. You will need a piece of card stock that is 9.5" by 4.75", you will score along the long edge at 2 3/8" and 4.75".
Fold the score lines and this will be your easel.
10. Another piece that is 4.75" square to attach to your Easel.
Then attach this whole Easel section to the top of your box. All you need to do now is decorate how you want :-)
If you would like to see how my box turned out - I'm afraid you will have to come back Friday. This post was already photo heavy and hey, it's another post :-)
Hope this all makes sense, if at anytime your unsure Cristi's video is fab and the link is at the start of this post. All I did was change the measurements :-)
Thanks for stopping by today.