Both boys have been emptied the contents of their stomachs a few times today, so I have been doing a bit of cleaning! They are now watching Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, while the Jello cools in the fridge. Now just to find something for Russ and me to eat and supper is set. Now, for what you've been waiting for, gather your crafting gear, it is time get busy!
- 1 piece of CS 9 ¾ X 6 ½
- 1 piece of CS 4 X 4 ¾
- 1 piece of CS 5 X ¾
- 1 piece of patterned paper 3 ⅞ wide, but at least 4 inches long
- sticky strip
- scoring tool
- craft knife
- brads / eyelets
- mat pack / piercing tool
- border punch
Taking the next size CS, score at 2 ½ and 4 ¼. The narrowest piece needs to be scored at a ½ inch from each end. So you score one side, turn it around and score the other.
Fold the largest CS on the score lines, and then cut them on each side up to the score line. Have the side that you folded in face down on the table and put two pieces of sticky strip opposite each other as close to the score line as possible. This will be in the middle cut section.
Now flip it over, and add two long pieces of sticky strip to the outside edge at the top and down both sides. It only needs to go to the score line. Now you are ready to assemble your box. Removing the red liner on the backside, fold in the flap with no sticky strip on it, and adhere it to the center piece.
Fold the next piece of CS on the score lines, making a J. On the long side of the J, you can now use your punch to make the lovely edge for the front of the purse.
Then, you can adhere you patterned paper onto the lid, as well as the sticky strip on the opposite edge from the punched side.. The size of the piece above the punched edge depends on the punch you use, but the other piece should measure 3 ⅞ X 1 ⅝. Then on the handle piece, add two pieces of sticky strip close to the score lines on each end. If you want to add a strip of CS to the handle, flip it over and do it now.
Stick your handle down with the sticky strip, centering it on the top. Use your mat pack and piercing tool to create an hole for brads, eyelets, etc. Now, would be the time to do any embellishing on the front of the lid. Remove the red liner and adhere the lid to the inside of the box, right along the top edge.
Punch the slot punch on the lid about 1 inch up from the edge. Fold the slot forward and make a line with a pencil on the box, approximately where the slot would fit into the front. Using a craft knife , cut a slit about 1 inch long. Now, the box should close after you push the slot forward and in. Remember, if you should use this tutorial PLEASE do not take credit as our own! Link back here, so we can check them out. If you teach it in a class, be sure to give credit where it is due, that's all I ask.
I used the snowman paper for a reason - I made a purse for some snowman soup!! I filled the box with hot chocolate powder, marshmallows, and crushed candy canes for sprinkling. What a quick gift idea for those special people in our lives that we don't normally buy for, but want to give a little something. I am thinking of adding a snowman soup tag, so it will be themed. Hope you enjoyed this, have fun and happy stamping!!