Another Box with the Envelope Punch Board

After looking around this evening I found the measurements for the taller box that I used for two gifts last Christmas and thought I would add them here since we are discussing boxes today.

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The directions to create this box are exactly the same as the box in my Let’s Make a Box post; however you will need two (2) pieces of 12” x 12” cardstock to get the extra height.

To create the base of the box, punch and score at the following measurements:

5”

3 ¾”

5”

3 ¾”

Punch the corresponding score lines to complete the base.

To create the top of the box, punch and score at the following measurements:

5 1/8”

3 7/8”

5 1/8”

3 7/8”

Punch the corresponding score lines to complete.

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Assemble the box base and lid in the same manner as described in the Let’s Make a Box post. Again, if you would like to add the inside panels for a more finished look you will need to cut two pieces of cardstock to the following dimensions:

Base – 6 3/8” x 4 5/8”

Top – 6 ½” x 4 7/8”

Remember to dry fit them to ensure a proper fit before adding your adhesive of choice to secure it.

The finished size of this box is 6 ¾” x 5” x 2 ¼” with the base alone measuring 2 inches deep.

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I didn’t do any extra decoration on the lid of this box, but if you want to do that keep in mind it’s easier to decorate before the lid is assembled.

 

 

Let’s Make a Box!

What happens when you need a smallish box for Christmas gifts? Do you run around to different stores looking for something that will sorta work?? You certainly could if you live in a large enough town with lots of options, but if you’re 50 miles from everywhere and the crafty sort, you just make your own!

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As with everything, there are a number of different ways to make a box, but my new favorite way is with the help of the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. This handy little tool is made specifically to create envelopes, hence the name, but with a little tweaking, you can make the perfect size box for any occasion.

To make this adorable little box you will need two (2) sheets of heavy card stock measuring 10” x 10”, the envelope punch board, score tape or a similar type of double sided tape or wet glue, and some additional cardstock to compete the presentation on the inside of the base and cover.

Let’s start by creating the base of the box.

Begin by placing your 10” x 10” cardstock in your envelope punch board aligning the edge at the 4 ¾” mark, punch and score.

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Make a quarter turn and align the cardstock at 3 ½” mark, punch and score.

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Rotate a quarter turn; align at 4 ¾” mark, punch and score. Rotate a quarter turn; align at 3 ½” mark, punch and score.

Now we need to add the dimension to the box base. After the last punch and score, move the cardstock to the left to align the previous score line with the indicator on the punch. This will give you the next position to punch and score.

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If the previous score line doesn’t extend far enough to make an accurate placement, you can always line up the punch on the right side with the score line on the board as shown in the next image. (sorry it’s a bit blurry)

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Continue around the next three sides until you have a final piece that looks like this:

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Give each score line a good crease with the bone folder. Before we continue we need to cut from the punch up to the score line on two sides as shown below.

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At this point we need to create one more fold to create the sides of our box. With the triangle facing us, fold to the first score line, then crease the triangle at the second line as shown below.

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When you are finished the base should look like this:

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Add your score tape, or wet glue if you prefer and finish you box base.

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To hide the messy looking inside you can add a piece of cardstock cut to approximately 6 1/8 x 4 3/8”. Give it a dry fit to see if you need to shave off just a touch more for a smooth fit, then add just some tape or glue to hold it in place.

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To create the top of your box you will follow the same procedure as above with only a slight increase in the measurements: Begin with your cardstock aligned at 4 7/8”, punch and score.

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Quarter turn align at 3 5/8” punch and score.

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Quarter turn align at 4 7/8” punch and score and quarter turn to align at 3 5/8” punch and score. Follow the same directions as above to complete your box lid and finish it with a piece of cardstock cut to 6 ¼” x 4 ½”. Again give it a dry fit to assure it fits properly before adhering it with you favorite adhesive.

To give this year’s box a little added decoration, I decided to add some stamped snowflakes to the lid before taping it all together. I wanted to keep everything in the same color family so I chose to use Frayed Burlap distress ink. I don’t know if it would have made a difference, but when stamping the snowflakes I used a piece of scrap paper to cover the corners that would have the adhesive on them, just to be sure nothing would come apart on me.

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This finished box measures 6 ½” x 4 ¾” x 1 ¼” with the base alone measuring 1” deep.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope the instructions for using the envelope punch board to make a box were clear enough. If not, please let me know!

 

2015 Secret Santa Gift

Here is another 2015 Christmas gift catch-up post. We had a secret Santa gift exchange at work this year during our Christmas party. The coworker I picked likes jewelry so I put my thinking cap on and came up with this pretty resin and bead necklace.

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Once again I dug out my EnviroTex Jewelry Resin, Iced Enamels German Glass Glitter, a small touch of Shattered Inclusions in Opal and silver and teal colored beads. I just love how this glass glitter catches the light with every movement.

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Such a pretty necklace needed an equally nice gift box, of which I did not have. So what’s a crafter to do?? She makes her own!!

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To make the gift box and necklace card I used one sheet of silver, white, and black card stock along with the We are Memory Keepers envelope punch board and corner chompers. I then used a piece of white ribbon to tie it all closed.

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Keep an eye open for the measurements and instructions for this gift box and as well as a taller one coming soon.

As always, thank you for visiting the craft room!

2015 Christmas Gift Tags

It seems that no matter what, I can never find the gift tags when it’s time to start wrapping Christmas gifts. Over the years I’ve looked for, or just ran across adorable printable gift tags online. I would take the time to print them on card stock and put them away so I would know EXACTLY where they were when it was time to wrap gifts. Riiiiiiiight, I should have learned after the first year NOT to do that because I can never find the darn things nor could I locate them again online.

So for the last few years I’ve decided to wait until I needed tags before deciding what they would be. Today we are going to be wrapping a few gifts and HERE are my gift tags! Wooohoo!!

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These are a nice size tag with plenty of room to write. The white layer is 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” and the gold layer is 3” x 4”. I used my We Are Memory Keepers corner chompers with the ticket stub punch on the corners. The ornament die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs Ornament Set 2, and the beautiful glitter paper is from the Paper Studio.

What do your Holiday gift tags look like? Do you make your own, print one of the many different designs online, or match them with your wrapping paper??  Let me know in the comments below.

Envelope Punch Board Matchbox

The envelope punch board has been one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time. Not only will it allow me to make any size envelope I want, but I can also make different types of boxes, one of which is this cute little matchbox.

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I’ve already made a few of these adorable boxes and each started with just an 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper for the entire box and just scrap pieces of pattern paper for the decorations. The finishes boxes are about 3 ¾” x 2 ½” x ¾”.

The first box I made was adorned with this little paper bow, also made on the envelope punch board.

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Here are two more boxes that I’ve made so far.

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This first box is decorated with roses made with the Retro Flower punch, inked with Fired Brick distress ink and accented with Star Dust Stickles.

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The next matchbox is decorated with a simple leaf cluster cut from Spellbinders Foliage dies and inked with Pealed Paint Distress ink.

 

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