I was so late sending out Christmas cards; I am determined to be ready for Valentine's day. I'm going to show you the cute little boxes that I made for my sons' teachers.
Here are some of the supplies that you will need:
Paper Cutter with scoring tool/Scissors
(1) piece 6 5/8" x 11" piece of cardstock
(1) piece 4 1/4" cardstock square
(4) pieces of Designer Paper measuring 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
Ribbon (about 20 inches)
An Oval Cutting Tool
Self healing mat
Adhesive (I used sticky-strip and a runner)
Scallop Edge Punch
Line up your 6 5/8" x 11" piece of cardstock vertical with your paper cutter and score at 2 5/8". Then turn your cardstock and score at 2 5/8", 5 1/4", 7 7/8" and 10 1/2".
Fold on all the scored lines. Cut off the smaller piece. If you remember from the introductory photo, I planned to use my Creative Memories cutters but in the end, I decided to use my nesties. Center whatever oval cutter you plan to use and cut.
I ran a overhead transparency through my printer and placed Cupcakes and Candy Factory in the center. (Just a note, make certain that you're using the right kind of transparencies! I initially used ink jet transparencies in my laser printer. The result was a melted plastic sheet and an odd burning smell!)
Adhere the patterned paper and the acetate to the box. Use your adhesive to put the box together. Your box is done. All that's left is to make the top!
Score the 4 1/4" square piece of cardstock at 3 1/2" on all sides. Cut on the right score line on each side, creating flaps.
Then using your scallop punch, cut the edges off your square. I also cut the scalloped area off the flaps. This hides the edges when you fold the box together.
Using your scraps (look how thrifty we are!), decorate the top of your box.
I used my craft knife to cut two small slots on the top and threaded the ribbon through. I also placed white scallop to adhere the ribbon in place. I wanted the ribbon and bow to be on the side of my project.
I printed several sizes of the image I wanted to use. I wasn't sure what size would work best. Are digital images not the BEST thing ever?!! Adhere the image to the front.
Voila! Your box is done.
All that's needed is to make a tag for the kids to sign and to fill the boxes with yummy candy.
These boxes are super easy and turn out great!