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I found this adorable template on the website of Susan Itell. She is refreshing and always a treat. She is very talented and she shares simple designs in the most elegant way. I was honored and blessed to have met her and let me tell you her radiant smile and kind spirit just shines through on her website and through her designs. Thank you Susan for your friendship and inspiration!!! I hope to see you again soon! Visit Simple Stampin’ ~ Susan Itell
Here you go! This fun gift box tutorial you’ve been waiting for…
First, cut a Piece of Designer Series Paper or a stiffer card stock to 11″ x 11″. Using a Simple Scored diagonal plate and starting at the top and scoring in a downward diagonal… score your card stock on a diagonal at 4.5″ and 6.5″. Now using the left side of your simple scored… score your paper in a downward diagonal 4.5″ and 6.5″.
Next, flip your paper 90 degrees and your ready to add the next set of score line. Again using a Simple Scored diagonal plate and starting at the top and scoring in a downward diagonal… score your card stock on a diagonal at 3.5″ and 5.5″. Now using the left side of your simple scored… score your paper in a downward diagonal 3.5″ and 5.5″.
Find the coated side of your card stock if you have one and use StazOn black ink and the stamp set of your choice to begin stamping your decorative box. You have 4 larger triangles… find the two smaller ones and start at one size and make your way all the way across the box. Its Ok to stamp over the score lines. This will give your box a professional feel as the image wraps around the box. No fold and prep your box.
You’ll want to trim all the tiny corners… there are 8 total. You will also want to cut your flaps as shown. (Picture Coming). Determine which end of your box is the bottom flap and trim the little corner off at 3/4″ so its neat and tailored when opened. Now your ready to assemble your box. Don’t forget to watch my video so you can see placement of your magnetic clasp.
The black piece for the top flap of your box and the bottom flap of your box measures 6.5″ x 5-1/2″ and score the 6.5″ side down at 1-3/8″ This will cover both your top flap and box flap of your envelop. After adhering the top of your 6.5″ x 1-3/8″ to the top or bottom flap you can then use the box template to trim your triangles perfectly.
The “SMILE” sentiment was included in the Stampin’ Up! Happy Day stamp set and I used left over card stock to stamp on. I centered it on my box and glued it down. Trim off the remainder. If you’d like to learn more about the matching card click here for the tutorial.
I must say that visiting Susan’s website is refreshing and always a treat. She is very talented and she shares simple designs in the most elegant way. I was so excited to meet her and let me tell you her raidant smile and kind spirit just shines through on her website and blog. Thank you Susan for your friendship!!! I can’t wait to see you again soon!!!
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- #368826 Magnetic Snaps 6/Pkg-Large 5/8″
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- Black Card Stock
- Whisper White Card Stock
- Stampin Up Happy Day Stamp Set
- StazOn Black Ink
- 5/8″ Magnet Clasp
- Matching “Happy Day” card tutorial ~ Click Here!