These are some little favor boxes I shared at the Gina K release party the other day. I was inspired by a little box of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory candy that I received for Christmas. It was so cute, I just had to recreate it. I am finally getting around to showing how I made them.
Here is the one I am making for the tutorial. I didn't do the punched border on the ends of the box for the tutorial. If you want to add a punched border, just add another 1/2 inch to either end to account for the loss of cardstock and maintain the proportions. You can click on any of the images below for a larger view.
Start with a piece of cardstock cut to 5 by 6 1/4 inches. Then on the long side, make score lines at 1 1/2 inches, 3 inches and 4 1/5 inches. The narrow 1/2 inch strip on the end is just the fold over flap that you will use to adhere the ends together.
Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and score at 1 1/4 and 5 inches. If using a Scor-Pal, it doesn't have a score mark at 1 1/4, so just score at 5 inches, then flip your cardstock around and score at 5 inches on the other end.
Now, on the score lines you just made in the last step, you need to make a pencil mark at 1/2 inch and 1 inch as a guide for the circle punch in Step 5. Do this on both score lines.
Fold your cardstock into zigzag shape so you can do your circle punching.
Use a circle punch (I used 1 3/8 here, but a similar size should be fine) and line the edge up to the pencil mark and punch though the top layer. Turn it around and do the other side (this side will be double thickness).
Now use your top layer as a guide to punch through additional layers.
On the narrow 1/2 flap fold, I used my scissors to trim up the ends for a cleaner look.
Here is what it looks like before you adhere the ends together.
Now, re-fold in the same direction and adhere the ends.
Decorate and embellish. Then use ribbon, twine or twist ties to close one end. Add candy, gum, trinkets, lip gloss or whatever suits your fancy, and then close the other end.
Boy/Girl samples - Stamps: Tag Lines (Gina K), Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up), Ink: Basic Black, Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lace Punch (Martha Stewar), ribbon (LSS), 1 3/8 inch circle punch.
Valentine sample - Stamps: Tag Lines, Spring Blooms, Christmas Blessings (Gina K), Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K), Real Red, Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Tools: Lace punch (Martha Stewart), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (LSS), Copic markers, 1 3/8 inch circle punch.
I hope those instructions are clear. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!