Did you take part in the Pootlers Blog Hop over the weekend? If so, I hope you enjoyed it. To add to the fun, we offered some blog candy (a bundle of Best Year Ever Sale-A-Bration goodies) to one lucky hopper and I am pleased to say that the winner is – (drumroll....)
Congratulations Shirley – please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your postal address!
Back to Business As Usual – today’s project is this pretty little gift box.
It holds itself closed – to get at the contents you just squeeze gently at the outer edges – and would hold a few sweets or a small gift (some jewellery for Mum on Mothering Sunday, perhaps?) I've also made a batch of these boxes to hold mini Easter Eggs. They're quick and easy to do.
The measurements for the box –
Cardstock – 8 ½ inches by 6.
Score at 4 inches and 8 inches along the long edge
Score at 1 inch and 5 inches on the short edge.
Make a small mark on the score line on the long edge at 2 inches and another at 6 inches.
(See here for a diagram)
You can see how it goes together in the tutorial.
I finished off the project with a bow from the Calypso Coral Ribbon and added a tiny rolled crepe paper rose (see here if you want to know more about making the roses).
I hope you enjoyed the project. Do, please leave a comment to let me know if you tried this - and I'd love it if you followed either this blog or my Facebook page!
See you again soon!
UPDATE- I've been told that some people are having trouble getting their box to sit flat. I think it's because the tension that the design relies on for the self-closing action is too tight. If you cut the card about 1/4 inch deeper (that is, 8 1/2 by 6 1/4) so that the base flaps are 1 1/4 inch deep, this may help.