Let’s get right to it. Yesterday I showed you these wonderful boxes I made for my Stamp Club 6 participants, they hold ink pads. I needed to make more, so I decided to snap some pictures so you could see how they were done.
So this is sort of a pictorial tutorial, I don’t do videos. Lol!
Start with a sheet of card stock, 8 1/2 x 10. (My directions will be below the picture.)
With the 10 inch side running across, score 1/2, 1 1/4, 5 1/4, and 6.
Rotate card stock. With the 8 1/2 inch side running across, score at 3/4, 5 1/2, and 6 1/4.
Remove sections that are marked through. (I also rounded the corners of the closure flap with a large corner rounder punch.)
Cut slits up the bottom 3/4 section. Add Sticky Strip in the places as I have done.
I had pre-stamped my Blackberry Bliss card stock panels using the Work of Art stamp set.
I adhered them to the opposite side of the Sticky Strip. I also stamped my ‘stamp’ on the back.
Because I made SO many of these, it was way easier to adhere the panels and apply Sticky Strip while box was flat.
Next, I assembled the box.
Adhere the long side of the box first, then the bottom.
Insert the stamp pad. See how nicely it fits? It’s just right.
Getting a little off track……I provide Dimensionals to my customers at my classes. However, I will remove the edge strips for later use. I just pull them off and re-stick them to an empty Dimensional sheet! They come in handy for project like this. Or areas where you need long Dimensionals, like shaker frames for instance.
I had already stamped my Watercolor Thank You in the same color. I punched it out using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.
I added 2 partial rows of Dimensionals to the back, lower, ‘You’ portion of the greeting.
And that is it. Done. Box finished.
Try one of these. I always make a pattern or test first – that way I know it works before using a ‘good’ sheet of card stock!
If you try this and find any problems, please let me know. Or if you have any questions or want to leave me a comment.