Thursday, December 26, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Treat Box

Hi! Darcy here from Dj's Stampin' Place. Thanks for joining me today! I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season and survived the hustle and the bustle. I've got a little treat for you today, that will work perfectly for New Years! As a special gift, I've created a photo tutorial for you.

This sturdy box can be filled with treats and used as a hostess gift for a New Years party you're attending. Perhaps you're leaving the kids at home with a sitter. Fill it with popcorn, candy and other movie treats for their own celebration!

Let's get down to the nitty gritty! (Remember you can click on the pictures for a larger view)

I love that Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper is double-sided. It really adds to projects like this where you will see the inside and outside. This DSP is a sneak peek of the Kaleidoscope package available in the upcoming Occasions Catalog. The sales period for this catalog begins January 3rd. 

1) Line the paper up at 1-1/2". Punch and score.
2) Rotate paper 90 degrees.
3) Line up second side at 3". Punch and score.
4) Rotate paper 90 degrees.
5) Line up third side at 1-1/2". Punch and score.
6) Rotate paper 90 degrees.
7) Line up last side at 3". Punch and score. 
***Note*** Be careful as you are scoring. You want to just score to the edge of the board. If you move down the score line too quickly, you can slip off the corner of the board and rip your paper; as you will see in later pictures. 

8) Flip the paper over.
9) Repeat steps 1-7. Your new score lines will meet your old score lines in the middle of the sheet.

This is what your paper should look like at this point:

10) Use the corner rounder on the corners of the wider sections. 
11) To make the box flaps, line each score mark up with the "tail" and score across the flap; as in the second picture.

12) Use your scissors to cut on the score marks on the wider sides. Only cut up to the score line in the middle that runs perpendicular to it. 

13) On the sides with the narrower section, trim off a large part of the section. Make sure to leave enough room on either side of the score line to make a flap. (This will make more sense in step 15.)

This is what your project should currently look like:

14) Fold along all of your score lines. It's really not necessary to use a bone folder; just a crisp crease with your finger will do. 
15) Apply Sticky Strip to each of the four flaps you created in step 13. This is what will hold your box together. 
16) Remove the red backing from the Sticky Strip on two flaps. Carefully line up the edges with the larger sides of the box. 

Here is a view after one side was glued together:

17) Repeat step 16 for the other two flaps with Sticky Strip on them. 

Your box is now assembled! The middle picture shows an inside view of my box. I tucked in the smaller two flaps. I decided to leave on flap standing up, and folded the front flap down and held it there with a glue dot.

You can embellish it however you choose.

Remember those triangle pieces I cut off the sides earlier? I punched two flowers with the Blossom Punch. I then stamped the "celebrate" greeting from Express Yourself in Basic Black ink on the pink side of one of those triangles. I punched it out with the Hexagon Punch. I layered everything together with some Stampin' Dimensionals to finish my box.

The box is sturdy enough that it will stand upright on its own, even with a package of microwave popcorn in it!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I'd love to see how you use it to create your own treat boxes. If you would like to see a video tutorial, and how it can be turned into a bag, click here. This is where I got my inspiration for the the project.

Stop in tomorrow to see our designers' favorites on Favorites Friday!

~Darcy Johnson of Dj's Stampin' Place

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