Saturday 25 January 2014

Last Christmas - large Envelope Punch Board box

After I posted the first Christmas gift packaging class project - a Festive Flurry snowflake in a box just before Christmas, the remaining class projects got lost in my post Christmas chill-out. I'm sharing them now otherwise they'll probably never see the light of day (or blog). While they're obviously Christmas themed, they could be easily changed for another occasion. Project two was this large gift box made with the fabulous Envelope Punch Board....& a fabulous bow made with our bow die (Holiday Catalogue).
The basic box was based on this fantastic video tutorial by Tanya Bell. I just needed to add the decoration. Why mess with a great idea - thanks heaps Tanya!  Here's a quick summary of the general instructions to make this box. Once you've made a couple, you won't need them & will be making all sorts of sizes.

Note: It's likely the  gorgeous bow die, Merry Little Christmas stamp & DSP used here WON'T be available after 31 January when the Holiday Catalogue ends, so please order them before then if you'd like them :-)

Basic Box Instructions
Cut card/paper Size:  12 x 12 inch sheet (30.5 x 30.5cm)

Finished box size:  5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches (13 x 13 x 7cm)


1.  Score & punch card at 4 inches on all 4 sides (using score line ruler), then turn over card & score & punch again at 4 inches. (blue lines in diagram). Normally you wouldn't need to turn-over the card like this, but this box needs a longer score than can be done in one step.

2.   Line up each score line with score guide (not ruler) & score/punch another score line on each side (green lines in diagram).

3.   Cut lines to form box tabs (shown in diagram).

4.   Fold in box sides & adhere, then box bottom. Top flap folds inside box.
This diagram shows the cut line (red) & score lines (green & blue) - click on pic for larger version.
Thanks for visiting & let me know if you have any questions about the box instructions or anything else.  I have to take a break now, so I'll share the final class project next post.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas
Card/Paper: 12x12 crumb cake card, gumball green cherry cobbler & whisper white card, Season of Style DSP
Ink: cherry cobbler ink pad
Tools: Envelope Punch Board, 2-1/2 inch circle punch or circles #2 die)

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Such a pretty box. What a clever tool! Definitely on my wish list. :)