Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sale-a-Brate with Boxes

Today the sun finally peeked through the inversion and my daughter asked me if it was summer again.  It's still cold but at least it's not that depressing gray color that even gets to me after a while and three weeks is definitely a while!  Maybe this means a little mojo will come back since I won't be staring outside at clouds and the like.

Today's project is another from my envelope punch board class.  This idea was completely lifted from this video that I found through my late, can't sleep since baby is moving around like a boxer, nights on Pinterest.  The link to the video tutorial is

I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of paper to make the first box out of Sale-a-Bration paper.  I like this Pistachio Pudding DSP that comes with the Sweet Sorbet DSP, exclusively offered during Sale-a-Bration.  This box has a bow made out of scraps which was detailed in yesterday's blog post.  I used the very versatile Perfect Pennants stamp set and Pistachio Pudding ink and layered on Crumb Cake.  I also used the Chalk Marker to highlight on the circle.

To make the 12 x 12 box:
  • align one corner of the paper at 3" - rotate and punch again so you have all four corners.
  • Flip paper and repeat at each 3" so you have two slots on each corner.
  • Flip back over to 1st side and line up against score line and score the corners - this creates your box lid.
  • Fold along the score lines.
  • Push in the two sides to make them fold in and use bone folder to make sharp crease.
  • Adhere with sticky strip - use a paper piercing tool to peel the tape backing off!  
  • If you have a little space at the top, seal with a glue dot in each corner.  This might be an OCD step but I am the Overly Critical Demonstrator when it comes to my own project.

To keep the box closed, attach the layered piece to the top flap with a dimensional and put a dimensional on the bottom as well but do not remove the backing.  This way, when you put something in the box, you can peel that back off and close the box up!

  • Cardstock/DSP: Sweet Sorbet DSP, Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pistachio Pudding
  • Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
  • Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1 3/4 circle punch, Chalk Marker, and Adhesive
I actually did this box first.  The paper for this box was cut down to 11 x 11 so that there was a strip to use to make the bow in the same color (which I obviously didn't realize until after I'd already made the daffodil one!)  This box is still scored at 3" so it just makes it a little shorter but the same width. 
  • Cardstock/DSP: Polka Dot Parade, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
  • Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1/2 circle punch, Banners Framelits, Big Shot & Cutting Mats, Magnetic Platform, and Adhesive
Have a craftastic day,

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