Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Tutorials ~ Gift Box

The first December ‘how to’ is for the gift box I shared on Tuesday.

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Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 8” x 5 1/2”.

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Score at 1 1/2”, 3 1/4”, 4 3/4” and 6 1/2”.

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Turn and score at 1 1/2” and 4”.

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Cut along the lines shown in red.

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Cut from corner to corner on four panels, as shown. Cut a strip from the tabs on one side. It makes the box go together better and you only need glue on one set of tabs.

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Make the handles by punching out ovals and rounding the corners of the middle sections on each side. Use a bone folder to burnish all the score lines.

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Flip the card over and add a narrow line of glue along the edge of the left hand tabs.

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Bring up the two middle tabs.

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Bring the right hand side of the box up towards the middle and fold the tabs inside.

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Do the same with the left hand side and pinch the sides so that the tabs (with the glue on) adhere firmly. That’s it. You’re done with the construction. Decorate the box as you like and tie the handles together with ribbon, once you’ve filled it.

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I added a stamped panel to mine, to match the card it would be given with. You could stamp a design onto the cardstock before you score and cut it or use heavy weight patterned paper to construct the box. Lots of possibilities for decorating.

PS That cute little tree in the first photo? It came all the way from Nashville and I’ll tell you about it on Monday.

14 comments:

Ladkyis said...

This is just perfect for my granddaughter to give some home made fudge to her teachers as a gift. I am going to my craft room to make them right now!

Gail said...

Oh that is just perfect for my little gift for my friend for our annual lunch on Tuesday. I was wondering how I was going to wrap it. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Barbara Eads said...

That little gift box is adorable!! And your tree looks perfect with it!

Lisa said...

Such a great tutorial, Fiona. I'm looking forward to the rest now :D

Lisa
xx

Sandra said...

Oh it's adorable Fi

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Excellent, clear tutorial...even I could attempt that!! It looks so cute :-)

alexa said...

So nifty! and so clearly described - great tutorial. I clearly need an oval punch ...

Linda said...

Fantastic tutorial - thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

oooh i've pinned this! thanks fiona x

S said...

Oh that's a darling box - thanks for the step by step. And a pretty card too!

Sian said...

That's so clever! I'm always looking for patterns for things because I don't have a machine to cut things like this. Love it.(Love that little tree too)

Jo said...

Great tutorial and just what I've been looking for to put some homemade cookies in for gifts, thank you x

Lisa-Jane said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial. (ps. did you know that S J is having a DT call? Not sure if you can do anything on top of Stampin Up but thought I'd ask x)

Miriam said...

Oh! this is so gorgeous, Thank you Fiona.