This is a great little box for storing 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" note paper on your desk -- or for presenting a set of hand-stamped greeting cards.
- Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
- Coordinating Stampin' Up! card stock
- Coordinating Stampin' Up! ribbon
- Personal paper cutter (104252) plus scoring blade (104154)
- Paper Snips (103579)
- Sticky Tape (104294)
- Bone Folder (102300)
- Snail Adhesive (104332)
- Love Letter Designer Series Paper (117162), 4-3/8" x 1-3/8"
- Poppy Parade card stock (119793), 8-1/2" x 11"
- 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon (117285)
Score a piece of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock as shown below. Click on the each photo for a larger image and so you can read the numbers/words on the little sticky tags, especially the photo below!
- PHOTO ABOVE: On the 11" sides, score at 1" and 2".
- On the 8-1/2" sides, score one end at 1" and 2" and score the other end at 2" and 3".
- Cut away the squares or rectangles that are marked with an 'x'.
- Trim away the triangles that are marked with diagonal lines.
- PHOTO BELOW: Your 8-1/2" x 11" card stock should now look like this:
- PHOTO BELOW: After gently folding all of the score lines, turn the card stock over (backside) and apply Sticky Strip in the 4 places shown. Be sure to click on the photo so you can read my sticky notes. (Yes, I should have written larger and darker!)
- Burnish (rub firmly) the Sticky Strip with a Bone Folder.
- PHOTO BELOW: Turn card stock back over and apply Snail Adhesive along the 1" scored flaps on 3 sides (not the one scored at 2" and 3"). Again, please click on the photo to enlarge my written words.
- Carefully shape the box, folding in the tabs as well as folding over the side flaps.
- PHOTO BELOW: Turn the box over and apply your Designer Series Paper piece on the 2" x 4-1/2" area. It's much easier to do this while being able to apply pressure to the card stock rather than when the box is fully formed.
- Apply Snail Adhesive to the side flaps and tuck them to the inside of the box (as shown in the third photo below).
- PHOTO BELOW: Designer Series Paper in position.
- PHOTO BELOW: Image of flaps tucked into position.
- PHOTO BELOW: Wrap coordinating ribbon around the box top and tie with a knot or bow--your choice.
- Insert computer paper that has been cut into quarters, if you are using the box for scratch or note paper, into the finished box. Stamp a corner using coordinating ink and a simple image if you are so inspired. It is pretty to look at as you use each sheet! :)
- Or you can place a set of cards (coordinating if you plan that far ahead) into the finished box.
Blythe Klipple * firstname.lastname@example.org * http://www.stampinwithblythe.com