Sunday, March 21, 2010

March Madness Day #21

Okay, so those of you at club Thursday, have already seen and made one of these....but, I promised you details....
Isn't this just a fun box? You can put all kinds of fun things in it, but of course, I think chocolate would be the best....ha ha ha You will need a piece of cardstock cut 9 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Score the 9 1/2" side at 3" and 6 1/2".
Score the 8 1/2"side at 3" and 5 1/2".
With your bone folder, fold the score lines.
Then cut the scored lines on the 9 1/2" side up to the scored lines, as shown in photo below.
Put adhesive on the four corners and tuck in, glue them to the inside....that's important.... This will make a box. The above photo is to show you what it will look like glued together.
You will also need 2 coordinating cardstock Top Note Dies and a Top Note die in DSP of your choice. I used Pawsitively Prints.
Trim off the outside part of the DSP die just around the perforations. The photo below shows what I mean.
Glue the DSP trimmed paper to the cardstock, and take your slot punch and punch two holes as close to the edge as shown. (It is important that you get close to the edge, you will see why later.)
Next, take a piece of cardstock and cut it 3 5/8" x 4 5/8". This will be the lid of the box.
Score 1/2" on all 4 sides. With your bone folder, fold in the score lines and then cut on the scored line up to the other score in the picture below.
Glue in the four corners and your lid should look like mine below....sorry for the blurry picture.
Now take the top note die with the DSP on the top with the holes punched on the side and adhere it to the lid you just made. Make sure NOT to cover up your little holes with the box lid.
Another blurry was late and I was tired....sorry. This is what your lid should look like now.
Now take your box bottom and cover it with the same DSP you used for the top note on the lid. It will take 2 pieces cut 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" for the front and back.
It will take 2 pieces cut 2 1/4"x 2 3/4" for the sides.
This is what you box bottom should look like now.
How we doing???? Are you still with me????
Now take your plain cardstock top note die and put a little bit of adhesive on it. Lay a piece of coordinating ribbon that has been cut 30" long and lay it across your paper.
Now take your box bottom all decorated and cute, and place it ON TOP of the ribbon like in the picture below.
Almost done. Now put your lid on your box.
Bring your ribbon up through the holes like in the picture below. {This is why it was so important that your holes be punched close to the edge and not covered up with the box lid.}
Tie your bow, and you have yourself one adorable little box.
Now who wouldn't want to get one of these as a gift????
Ta da!!!! These really do make up quickly and so stinkin cute.
Now no more buying boxes to put little gifts in.....make your own!!!!
I hope you are enjoying spring. I noticed today the tree in my front yard is getting it's little green leaves back. Spring is here thank goodness.
Have a great Sunday everyone, and go make some time for YOU!!!! and go play with some paper!!!!

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