Flowering Fields Custom Box

By | March 10, 2016

Have you ever wanted to make a custom gift box?  I’ve got some simple instructions to share today that only require a Stampin’ Trimmer (or Scoring Board) and a 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper.  After you’ve created your custom box, you can decorate to your heart’s content.

I made this little gift box out of a sheet of Kraft Cardstock.  I wanted to wrap a door prize for my Stamp Club tonight.  All I needed was a small box measuring 6″ x 4-1/4″ x 1/2″.  So, I decided to just make my own!

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I started by scoring all the measurements.  You could do this with either a Stampin’ Trimmer or a Scoring Board.  Since I wanted my box to be 6″ wide, I scored at 1/2″, 6-1/2″ and cut at 7″.  Then, I flipped the paper on it’s side and scored at 4-1/4″, 4-3/4″, 9″, 9-1/2″, and cut at 10″

Next step is to cut off the upper sections as marked to create the flap and snip the 1/2″ middle sections as shown.  Then, simply crease with a bone folder, decorate, and adhere with strong adhesive like Tear and Tape to assemble.

You could use this pattern to make any size box with 1/2″ sides up to 11″ x 5-1/4″.  All you have to do is adjust the width and height sections.

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Before assembling my box, I stamped it with the Flowering Fields stamp set.  This is a Sale-A-Bration product that you can earn for free with a qualifying purchase of $50.

I stamped the flowers on the front, sides and back in Basic Black ink.

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Next, I created a belly band with some Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Again, I used Tear and Tape adhesive to really secure the ends.  This tape is perfect for boxes.  Once it’s down, it will not budge.  But beware, you cannot adjust it at all, so be very careful when you stick it together.

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I decorated the belly band with some Butterflies Thinlits Die Cuts.  The larger one is cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and the smaller one is  from Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think that stack is my new favorite!  It has loads of gorgeous designs.

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Finally, I made a tag using the Greatest Greetings stamp set.  This set has so many fun sayings.  I’m sure whoever wins this prize will be full of smiles!!!

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Supplies used to make my box:

I got the idea for my box from the Stampin’ Success magazine.  This is a free magazine full of ideas and business tips that Stampin’ Up! sends to all its demonstrators each quarter.   I go over my issues again and again.  I just love them.  You could receive this nice perk if you decide to become a demonstrator.  Right now during Sale-A-Bration, you can join up as a demonstrator for only $99.  It’s really the best time of the year to join up, because you get to select an extra $30 of products in your starter kit.  That means you get to receive a total of $155 of products for only $99!!!  To learn more about this amazing deal, receive discounts on all your future purchases, and join my team, contact me by leaving a comment below.  I would love to have you on my team:)

Tami Hewlett

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