Monday, December 3, 2007

A small gift box for you! (and a verbal tutorial!)

Hello everyone! Are you having trouble getting just the right thing to put a small gift or the gift of money in without totally giving away the gift in it's packaging? (like an envelope?) If so this is the perfect solution for you!
Here is what I did:
Cut Bordering Blue card stock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2...yep the same size you cut for a standard card! That was easy, right? Now score at 2, 4, 6, 8 along the 8 1/2 side. Rotate your card stock 90 degrees and score 1 1/2 inch. Stamp as desired. Here T stamped snowflakes from The Snowflake Spot in Bordering Blue and Night of Navy. See the little sparkly specks? That is a stamp from that same set that represents snowflakes, in my head anyway. I stamped that in my Silver Encore Pad. Love it!
Now you want to prefold all your score lines and cut off the tiny 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch tab. Also cut in on the 1 1/2 inch scores just to the long score line that goes the whole way across your card stock (the score that you made at 1 1/2 along the 5 1/2 side). Adhere with Sticky Strip the remaining 1/2 inch tab to the inside of the first long panel creating a tube. Now fold in the bottom flaps and adhere with Sticky Strip to create a tall box. Fold two opposing side in to press the top together and punch both sides with your Handheld Rectangle Punch to create a place for your ribbon. You won't want to skip this step because your ribbon will slip off too easily.
I next created a simple tag stamping one of the sentiments (Joy) from The Snowflake Spot in Night of Navy onto Whisper White card stock. Then I selected the smallest snowflake and stamped in with my Encore Silver Pad. Punch that out with your Small Tag Punch and mat it in Night of Navy punched from the Tag Punch. I absolutely love that Stampin' Up! has made "nesting" shaped punches for makes everything sooooo easy! Don't you think? I digress, I know.....
Back to our project! I took Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon,wrapped it around the box and tied a simple knot. Now, back to that tag.... punch a hole in the top with the Handheld Rectangle Punch so you can thread it through the ribbon. After it is threaded onto one tail of the ribbon, continue and finish tying a bow.

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