Friday, December 19, 2008

Mini Gift Box Tutorial

Okay, I have been playing around with my dies and this is something I came up with using the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die. Isn't it adorable! It is a mini gift box. Not sure what it might hold...but it is so cute. So, here is a Christmas present to you all... a tutorial on how to make this box. So here goes...
Step 1: Cut out two of the scallop envelopes.( this one has extra score lines on it, because I decided to do a tutorial after I did the next step)

Step 2: On the top and bottom flaps, score an additional line one half inch away from the box edge on each envelope.

Step 3: Then cut the extra piece off of the larger flap.

this will leave you with two pieces that look like this..(see below)

Step 4: Add adhesive of your choice to the three flaps on one envelope that are not scalloped.

Step 6: Adhere to bottom flaps of both envelopes together..

Step 7: Then adhere the sides of the two envelopes together. Press gently on the inside of the box to secure adhesive. Be careful not to distort the box during this step.

Step 8: Then fold one of the top flap to the inside of the box.

Step 9: The fold other top flap down over front of box.

Step 10: Cut a piece of Designer Series paper for the front of your box. Cut this slightly smaller than box front size so it is matted.

Step 11: Cut a one inch by seven inch strip of matching card stock and gently wrap around box, lightly pressing on creases to get fold lines.

Step 12: Press crease lines with a bone folder and then wrap around the box.

Step 13: Apply adhesive to belly band where it overlaps and secure.

Step 14: Cut out a scallop circle out of matching card stock and a one and three eighths circle out of whisper white with your choice of stamped image on it.

Step 14: Add a dimensional to the back of your stamped image and adhere to the scallop circle.

Step 15: Apply adhesive to belly band where scallop circle will be attached.

Step 16: adhere scallop circle to adhesive and secure.

and Voila! you have made your cute little box. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and hope it was clear enough. Please note that this box is just a tad bit too small to hold a gift card!

Merry Christmas everyone,



Amy said...

This would be perfect for gift cards!

Joani McDonald said...

Oh Tammy, I've got to do this!
It's adorable! TFS all your wonderful creations!

2 Worlds said...

This is very cute, thanks for the tutorial

Cheryl said...

I love your blog, the name tells it all. I dream you create and I am so happy you share! I can only dream of making the wonderful creations you share. Thanks so much, you are Amazing!