Saturday, December 22, 2012

Need a cute box for a special present?

Ange here with some fun and easy boxes for gifting. I made all of these using papers from DCWV Crafty Christmas stack and added in some fun hand made paper bows using the DCWV Arctic Wishes mat stack. 

I think I started with this tutorial here: Box. But really all you need to remember is that you want the lid to be about 1/8 of an inch bigger than the bottom so that it fits well. So for a 2x3 box with 1in. sides you cut a piece of paper that is 4x5 and score in 1 inch on each side, cut along the score line on two sides (but don't cut the corners out), fold in and tape. Then for the lid remember to add 1/8 for a nice fit. Also if you're going to do some border punching like I did, you'll want to consider how much the punch will take off. So for this example you would want to cut a paper 4-1/8x5-1/8, so that after the punching you have a bit of a fancy lid design showing on the side. For a deeper punched design you would need to add more.

Make your own bows like I did, tie them up with twine or add a little embellishment from your stash and you have a fun little box to gift your special present in.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions I'd love to 'hear' from you in the comments section. :)Ange

DCWV - pp
SEI - ink
martha stewart - punch
glue dots
ek tools - foam & tape adhesive
tombow - tape runner
american crafts - snowflakes
stash - pearl


netty820 said...

You did awesome on these box's!! They look great! So cute!

Michelle said...

These are really cute!

MadeByKarla said...

These turned out great! Thank you for visiting me during the DCWV/Hampton art hop :)

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