Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birthday Box

This is a cute little birthday box I made. It can be filled with candy or gift cards or both! This one is a simple design but if you come up with your own I would love to see them!

Here are the directions....

Start with a piece of paper 5 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches

Here is where you need to score...

Score the on the short side at 1/2 inch, 1 inch, 4 1/2, and 5 inches.

Score on the long side at 1 1/2 inches, 2 1/2 inches, 5 inches, 6 inches, 8 1/2 inches and 9 inches.

Cut out and discard all the shaded areas.

Fold on score lines.

Use the corner rounder to round the corners of the top of the box.

Next we are going to make an insert to be the bottom of the top box. Cut an extra piece of paper 3 and 5/16 by 1 and 1/2. You might have to adjust the 3 and 5/16 I can't seem to get it exactly right each time.

Score at 1/2 and 1 inch.

Fold on your scored lines to create a U shape.

Sticky Strip or glue your U piece to form the bottom of the top box

Fold the flaps in and glue or sticky strip to hold in place.

Cut two extra pieces 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 (you may have to trim them a little). Add Designer Paper.

Add the front pieces to your box to create the pockets for the goodies.

Finish Embellishing... and load up with candy or gift cards. And you are done! Embellish it and change it around to make your own box. You could also leave off the belly band and add some magnets under the flap to keep the box shut.

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