by Regina Andari
Create this adorable box with a few scores, cuts and punches.
- One 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Cardstock
- Paper Cutter with scoring tool
- Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
- Corner Rounder
Score 11” side of cardstock at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4", and 8 3/4".
Score the 8 1/2” side at 3" and 6 1/2".
Fold the bottom of the card stock (the portion with the short scored sections) under and stamp across the exposed area of card stock.
Cut each score line up to the intersecting score line to create flaps as shown.
On one edge of the card stock, you’ll have 1/2” flaps.
Cut off the two 1/2" flaps on the ends, leaving the center flap.
Place Sticky Strip™ on the 1/2" flap.
Be sure to place the adhesive strip on the front (stamped) side. Leave the liner on the adhesive.
Place Sticky Strip™ on the other flaps as shown to createl interior sections of the box.
Leave the liner on the adhesive.
Center punch over panel and push the cardstock all the way into the Wide Oval punch to create handles for the box.
Use the corner rounder on the corners of the handles.
Peel the liner from the 1/2" flap on the side of the box (mid section).
Fold the box into shape so that the ends meet the adhesive. If necessary, fold the flaps out of your way.
Peel the liner from the side flaps and adhere them to the interior sides of the box for added stability.
Remove the liner from the bottom flaps.
Fold in the two smaller flaps and then adhere one of the longer flaps to the smaller flaps.
I fold in the flap that’s on the side where the seam is so the front of the box will be seamless.
Fold the remaining flap into place.
Decorate the front of the box. Use the Crop-a-Dile™ to punch holes for the ribbon closure.