Tidings of Comfort and Joy
My project today is a box that is perfectly sized for A2 cards, if you'd like to give a set as a gift. I opted to use the box to house custom made gift tags and some twine. I plan to give this to someone well in advance of the holidays so they have a lovely box to reuse and tags to grace their gifts.
So, let's get creating!
Begin with a piece of cardstock trimmed to 7-3/4" x 9 " for your box base. I opted to use a sturdy 110# Straw cardstock.
Score at 1.5" along all the sides using a Scor-Pal and Scor-Tool. Cut along the red lines (pictured above) to the score mark with precision scissors to create flaps. Add Scor-Tape to the reverse of the flaps. Remove the adhesive backing and secure to the sides to create the bottom of the box.
Cut another piece of cardstock for the box top in a coordinating color to 6-7/8" x 8-1/8".
Repeat the same steps as followed to create the bottom of the box, with the exception of the varied score marks at 1" along each side.
The result is a lovely box that is ready for embellishing!
To add to the gift, I created tags from both the Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) and the Do Not Open Banner (PS0513A) images. I backed all with lovely patterned paper, added liquid pearls and glitter or rhinestones. To make it easier for the recipient to add to their gifts, I added a strip of Scor-Tape. Admit it... store bought tags never stay in place. I guarantee that any tag adhered with Scor-Tape will stay right where you need it to be. I just love that stuff!!!
I hope you'll consider making personalized gift boxes this holiday season. Not only is it economical with supplies you have on hand, it signals to our friends and family how much we care.
Thanks for visiting!
Tools: Scor-Pal (inches) scoring tool, Scor-Tool, Scor-Tape
Stamps: Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) and the Do Not Open Banner (PS0513A) images by Hampton Arts
Ink: Old Paper Distress ink by Ranger, Black, Schoolhouse and Mossy Mix'd Media Inx by Clearsnap
Paper: Solar White, Green Pop-Tone and Straw 110# by DiscountCardstock.com, Red by Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Very Merry Christmas by Echo Park
Other: Holly Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions, Copic markers R27 and YG67, rhinestones by Recollections, Holo Iridescent Glitter Liner and Red Pearl pen by Viva Decor, Clear embossing powder by Ranger, Sanding block by Making Memories, precision scissors, Maraschino twine to give to recipient by the Twinery