Any of you with kids know the summer can get away from you. Mine is going faster than a freight train. I started this post weeks ago. Oh well. I mean well.
Have you tried or would you like to learn how to make one of these super cute, and quite easy cards? They are all over Pinterest.
Cardstock and matching scraps
Coordinating stamps and punches
And your regular papercrafting tools.
Cut your card base in half (5/12 x 8 1/2) so you can have two from each sheet. 5 1/2 inches because that's a standard handmade card measurement.
Score along short edge at 2, 4, 6, 8 inches.
Score along length at either 2 3/4 or 3 inches. I like 3 inches so my flaps are just slightly shorter.
Trim the half inch by 2.5 inch section. Cut along the score marks of what is now the top flaps. Do NOT fold down the first flap by the half inch strip. That will now be the back of the box, which stands up straight.
Sticky strip the outside of the half inch strip. Adhere box together.
Add (2) .5 by 3" strips which have been scored at 1/2" and 2.5" fold flaps like a Z. Sticky strip flaps to top part of box (not flaps) starting in a corner. Butt the two Z together. I will try to grab a picture of this step.
Now decorate as desired. Size for flaps DSP is 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". I used the new Baby's First Framelits 133735 and coordinating Something for Baby stamps 134027 w 134030 c. Page 74 of catalog. There are many ways to decorate box with flowers. I see grad boxes with stars or fishing for the guys. Show me your idea. Will post on blog.
Folds flat for mailing in a regular envelope if you don't add a lot of tall bulky embellishments.
Here is the short instruction version:
1) cut paper
2) score at 2, 4, 6, 8 inches
3) adhere box together with sticky strip
4) cut and score 2 support braces 1/2 x 3, scored at 1/2 and 2 1/2"
5) adhere support braces with sticky strip
6) decorate your box
7) mail to someone you really like!
If you would like downloadable box instructions please post in comments below.
Thank you for stopping by today. Happy stamping, Sandy
Thank you for stopping by today!
Keep being creative, Sandy