Hi! Today, in my Gift Bag Punch Board Gift Box and Card Set; Part 2 post, I am going to show you how to make the gift box, I showed from Monday’s post. Wow! What a tongue twister. LOL!
For this box, once your box is actually made, you can wrap the burlap ribbon around it, then the gold ribbon. Add a gold foil doily to it and you are done. Now, about that box… Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures while I was making it. So, my how to, will look different; but, the dimensions and steps will be the same.
- I used solid color cardstock in real red and very vanilla for the top and bottom of the box. Cut each 4 1/2″ x 12″.
- The bottom designer paper needs to be cut 2 7/8″ x 12″.
- The top designer paper needs to be cut 2 1/2″ x 12″.
The top and bottom of the box are made the same way. Slip your paper in the gift bag punch board and line up the edge along the point at A in the above picture and along the line at B. Make sure the paper is as far against the punch board top as it will go.
Hold the paper in place; and, use the score too,l to score where it says side 2 and M, as shown in the picture above.
Slide the paper to the left, and line up the first score line at the point (top arrow), and the line at the bottom arrow. Punch. Do the same with the second score line.
Flip your paper over so that the top stays the top; but, the right edge is now the left edge. Line up the edge of the paper with the edge of the punch board as shown above.
With the edge of your paper along the edge of the punch board, score at Side 2 and M as shown above.
Slide your paper to the left; and, align the first scored line at the point (top arrow), and along the line on the punch board, as shown in the bottom arrow. Punch.
Slide your paper to the left again and line up the second scored line as you did the first. Punch.
Slide your paper back to the right and score along the top horizontally. The score tool is along the score line. Score all along the top. It will be just along the bottom of the punched v’s.
Cut 1/4″ off the top.
Follow the above directions with the other piece of cardstock that will make up your box. When you get to this point, this is what you will have.
Fold all of your score lines on both pieces of cardstock.
You will be placing one edge over the other edge as shown above. Make sure you place a line of tape the full length. The arrows show the way it will look when you are done. Do your best to make sure the sides are straight up and down and don’t lean. The top and bottom long sides, should be the same length when you are done.
You should have two box halves like this.
Take your bottom designer paper and tape the back. Then attach to the bottom half box so it looks like this. You can sort of plan what the front looks like by where you start on the back with your first edge. The top edge of the designer paper creates a little lip for the top half of the box to rest on when you have the box closed. See the arrow above.
You can make a score mark on your designer paper as you wrap around the half box. Fold on the score line and you will have a nicer look on your finished box. You need to score and fold one side at a time to get a tight wrap. You can do this with the top and bottom.
When you place the top designer paper on, you can place two rows of tape along the top of the paper, on the inside, as shown at arrow A. Only about 1/2 the designer paper will be attached to the bottom of the top box, which is the open side. See arrow B.
When you place your top and bottom halves together, it will look something like this. Now you just need to decorate the box.
I knew before I even started that I wanted this poinsettia on the front of my box! I made this with the festive flower builder punch and the Reason for the Season Stamp Set. How, will have to be another post! I also wrapped the box with our 5/8″ Organza Ribbon and 1/8″ Silver Ribbon. You can’t really see them; but, I used 3 tiny pearls in the center of the flower and colored them a yellow to match the cardstock with a Sharpie marker. Our markers wipe off. This box will hold 5-6 standard sized cards and envelopes. Now to make those cards for this box; and, I have another gift for Christmas done!
These boxes and cards are so fun to make! Between our two catalogs, we have lots of pretty and cute designer paper to choose from. Stampin’ Up! has made it even easier to match cardstock with designer paper, as each package of designer paper, has a matching package of plain cardstock! I would love to see some of your projects!
Until our next visit, happy Stampin’ and Scrappin’, Paula