I just love making boxes! They are so much fun and just have enough “oomph” to feel like you’ve accomplished a pretty big task when they are actually quite simple. Shhhh, don’t tell! :0)
This particular box was made for my latest Rubber Side SuperHero Shoebox Swap (wow, that is a long event name!).
For the top and bottom, I used heavy cardboard and Marina Mist cardstock. I cut both the cardstock and cardboard together with my Sizzix Big Shot so they’d match perfectly! I did two (one for the top and one for the bottom). I adhered the cardstock with an Anywhere Glue Stick.
For the box portion itself, I used a 5 1/2″ x 10″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. I scored in 1″ from every side and then at 4 1/2″ and 5 1/2″ for the middle folds. I made it this size so the inside of the box is 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. That way, you could put a nice little set of 3″ x 3″ cards as a great hostess gift. When it is completed, it looks like this:
To make it so the box closes nicely, I actually cut off the top folds and add a 3/4″ half circle in the bottom. Hard to describe but makes sense, no?
For the outside of the box, we embossed the large flower from the Level 1 hostess set, Because I care. We used Versamark and Black Embossing powder. We then coloured the flower in with bleach and a Blender Pen and then watercoloured using Marina Mist and Old Olive ink. For a little bling, we added a clear rhinestone brad. This is layered on a piece of Early Espresso.
For the tag, I cut out an Early Espresso tag with my Sizzix Big Shot and the Lots of Tags Sizzlet. I then punched out a Curly Label in Old Olive and cut it down to fit. Then I added a Modern Label in Whisper White on which I’d stamped a saying in Basic Black ink and sponged with Old Olive.
Give these boxes a try! They are quick and simple and are perfect for any occasion.
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Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686), Marina Mist (119682), Old Olive (100702), Crumb Cake (12093).
Ink: Versamark (102283), Old Olive (102277), Basic Black (101179), Marina Mist (119668).
Stamps: Because I Care (120228) – Level 1 hostess set.
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot (113439), Scallop Square Die (115950), Lots of Tags Sizzlets (114508), Modern Label Punch (119849), Curly Label Punch (119851), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113114), Black Embossing Powder (109133), Heat Tool (100005), Blender Pens (102845), bleach, Sticky Strip (104294).