With Valentine’s Day, right around the corner… Well, I thought I would bring back a great project! It’s not my original design so I don’t feel comfortable sharing the dimensions… however, I tried to find this box again and can’t find it anywhere. Just know, it’s not mine. Another demonstrator thought this baby up.
Here’s what you will need:
1 – 5″ x 5″ cardstock (Sweet Sugarplum used here)
1 – 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ Strip (if you do the hearts, I cut mine 1 x 8 1/2 – Sweet Sugarplum used here)
10 – Scallop Circle punches (Rich Razzleberry used here)
6 – 1 3/8″ Circle Punches (Sweet Sugarplum used here)
6 – 1 1/4″ Circle Punches (Whisper White used here)
I did something completely different with this box. I used the Window Box Thinlets to cut-out the shapes in each of the side panels and the Love Notes Thinlets to cut hearts out for the handle! Super cute!!
So, now what? Well, let’s make a box. Take your 5 x 5 card stock and score on all 4 sides at 1 1/2″. (see the example below – dotted lines are score lines, solid lines are cut lines.) So, put one of the 5 x 5 sides along the top, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees and score at 1 1/2″
Cut on the 4 score lines as shown. The run from the edge of the paper to the 1 1/2″ score line. You will notice that there are two cuts at the top of the paper and two cuts at the bottom of the paper. The other 4 score lines are not cut. They are only scored.
Now, fold up the sides. The flaps should both fold into either side of the box. (where the cut lines are) I stapled the sides and the handle on at the same time. Using only 1 staple right in the middle to secure the box together. You will cover the staple with a scallop set (mine is the Kiss and the lips).
What do you think? Pretty simple, right. Quick and easy! Makes a great gift for a co-worker, employee or anyone, really! If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section!
List of supplies: (each link opens a new window)
- Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies
- Sealed With Love Photopolymer Bundle
- Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock
- Sweet Sugarplum 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock
- Rich Razzleberry 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock
- Scallop Circle Punch (Retired, I guess… woops) You could use Layering Circles Framelits, if you have a Big Shot.
- Stampin’ Up! Stapler (not currently available)
- 1-3/8″ Circle Punch
- 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
- Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Window Box Thinlits Dies
- Big Shot
- Mini Glue Dots