Stampin' Up! Fresh Prints Gift Box: a tutorial

One of my favorite things to make are boxes. Especially little boxes just big enough to put a sweet treat into, a pair of earrings or Lego mini figs for my boys. Today's tutorial I will show you how I made these boxes, each one only takes a half sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock. These sweet little boxes measure 1" high by 3 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide.

  1. First cut your card stock into four equal pieces: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  2. Set two pieces aside for another box or for card front layers
  3. Take one of the pieces and trim off 1/16" of an inch from one long and one short side.
  4. Now use either your paper trimmer's scoring blade or your Scoring Tool and score on all four sides on both pieces at 1".
  5. Take your scissors and trim up the score line to where they intersect on two sides, opposite of each other. 
  6. Fold and burnish on all the score lines
  7. Use Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse adhesive on all four tabs. 
  8. Fold up sides and attach the tabs to the sides of the box. 
  9. Do this to both pieces. 
  10. The smaller piece is the bottom 
Decorate as desired. I used a brand new stamp set called
Num Num and it has a bunch of sentiments for packaging up treat and gifts, It's really adorable! The designer papers are from Stampin' Up!'s Fresh Prints designer series paper stack. I think this is one of my favorite things from the Occasions Catalog and I am so glad that they decided to add paper stacks in two different designs to the new Annual Catalog. They are so versatile and fun to use. I also used the new adhesive that Stampin' Up! is offering in the new catalog. It's strength is between Snail and Sticky Strip and I have found it to be very strong and suitable for making boxes. There is a bit of a learning curve to using it though. It has a dispenser very similar to Snail but it's more sticky so when you get to where you want to stop the adhesive you simply jerk it to the side to snap or break the adhesive off. It comes with the same amount of adhesive as the Snail but the refill has   more yards.


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Happy Stamping,
andrea@gardenofcreativity.com
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