Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Gift Box

Hello! Kristie here from Kristie Kreates
I'm going to show you just how easy it is
 to make a cute little gift box.
My husband wanted something to put some
mixed nuts into to give to his sister,
 so I made one like this.
Then I thought,
heck this would be a great project for a tutorial,
so here it is!
For the box I made here I used
a piece of card stock that measures 8" x 12"
Along the 12" side, score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10"

Turn the card stock and along the 8" side score at 2"
Then fold on all score lines.
Cut out a small V shape at each fold
up to the 2" score line, so it looks like in this picture. 
There is a 2" flap at the end, cut that right off.
You can see how it should look in the picture below.
If you want to decorate your box, this is when you want to do it. 
It's much easier to decorate it before it is put together.
Cut 4 pieces of decorative paper measuring 2 1/4" x 5 3/4"
Adhere the decorative paper to the sides of the box
and apply adhesive to the smaller flap at the end. 
This flap will be adhered inside the opposite end to form the box.
Your box should now look like this.
Put adhesive on the flaps and fold them in to form the bottom of the box.
Now for the top.  Cut a piece of card stock measuring 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"
 Score each side at 1/2"
 Fold all sides.
 On two opposite sides cut in along the score line to the 1/2" score line.
Then cut a small diagonal cut to make a V.
 Add adhesive to the small flaps.  I used score tape.
Cut a piece patterned paper 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"
 Adhere patterned paper to the box top.
 Adhere small flaps inside to form top.
 Your box is done.
Here are a couple pictures of my box.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment and I'll answer them as soon as possible.
Thanks for stopping by today. 
I'd love it if you would stop by my blog
and see what else I've been creating!
Until next month, have fun creating!

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