Monday, July 19, 2010

Stationary Box



This is the stationary box I made to gift to the Love At First Stamp members who I went away with this past weekend. I used paper I found at a local discount store to fill the boxes, and it coordinates with the Stampin' Up! New Neutral Color Family. I made the box by measuring the paper (4 1/4")- adding 1/4 inch to be able to easily get the paper out - then allowed for two one inch folds on the bottom and each side, as well as 3" at the top. This gave me a basic box template of 8 1/2 x 9 1/2. Then I scored and folded each side at 1" and 2". The bottom was scored and folded at 1" and 2", then I used my 1 3/8" Punch to create the little 'divet' on the front. From the top of the box I scored at 2" and 3" to create the cover (where the flower is placed). I trimmed of the extra pieces at the corners, and folded it in to create a sturdy box, using Sticky Strip to hold it all together.

The flowers were created using the new Island Floral Bigz Die in Early Espresso and Very Vanilla with the leaves in Wild Wasabi and secured with a Filigree Brad. Isn't this the cutest? I had so much fun making them!

This is a modified version of the Notecard Box originally created by Valerie Stangle and can be found @ Valeriestangle.blogspot.com. under tutorials. Valerie has some pretty neat tutorials and projects, if you've never visited her blog before it's worth checking out.

2 comments:

  1. I really liked this gift. I had been wondering how to do it. I was glad that you did this one for an exchange gift this past weekend.

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  2. Thanks so much for this gift Katherine! It sits on my desk at work.

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