Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Birthday Box




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I made this box a while ago and forgot about it. You use the 12x12 cardstock and stickers that come in the Simply Scrappin' scrapbooking sets from Stampin' Up! I think this set is from last year's Sell-a-Bration (now called Sale-a-Bration).

Use the Simply Scrappin' Kits to create the boxes. You can make 2 full boxes and card sets with one kit, plus have some extras that you could put together with various scraps to make a third.

You will need 12x12 patterned paper and solid paper. The patterned paper is for the lid and the card accent squares. The solid paper is for the box and the card bases. You will also use the stickers. These can also be divided equally between people for a class, just like the paper.
You will make 4 cuts, two on each side to make the middle "square" a flap.

The measurements are on the photos. The box is 3 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide at the sides. The bottom is 2 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches across. An eyelet goes where the x is for the ribbon closure.
This will be the BOX and it will be a solid color.

The lid that gets taped with Sticky Strip to the back of the box is 1x7. The 'front' of the lid is 1 1/2 x 7. Put an eyelet hole where the x is, then put a ribbon through it.
This is the LID template and it is on patterned paper.

For the card bases, you will use 2 different colors of solid cardstock. Cut each piece into 6x6 squares. You should have 4 of one color and 4 of the other. Fold these in half. These fit in the open ended envelopes (same as Long Notes).

For the card accent squares, use your patterned paper (left over from the lid) for 4 of the squares. Cut them at 3x3. Use another coordinating patterned paper for 4 additional squares of the same size. Use double-sided tape to attach them to the card bases.

Use the stickers in the SS kit to embellish. You don't even need to stamp. You could stamp the box but you don't need to.

I forgot to mention above....use the RED Sticky Strip for the box, unless you want to keep putting it back together.

This would be a great gift for someone!

8 comments:

Tami in OH said...

This is a very cute idea - thanks for sharing the pattern! :)

Teresa said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for the pattern too!!!

Becca said...

I love the box. I will definitely give it a try. You've made it easy for me with your lovely picture and the awesome directions!! TFS!!

Nardi said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing the pattern too. Can't wait to give it a go!

Danyelle Kessler said...

This is a very cool idea. Thanks for sharing the template.

Godelieve said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for the template!

Loretta's Blog said...

This is a very cute idea, thanks for the great tutorial and pattern, can't wait to try this one myself!

Hugs,

Loretta Rodger
www.msrhetta.blogspot.com

Dawn Marie said...

very very cute!!Love the idea! I will have to try this!I will link back toyou for the instructions if anyone is looking for them!!TFS