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I like to make small gift boxes to hold a gift card and candy to give as hostess gifts. A special paper, like the faux leather cardstock makes a fancy looking box. Today I'm here to teach you how to make one of these boxes (no dies required). Once I made the box, I finished it with some diecuts and a sentiment.
- Faux Leather Cardstock in Classic Brown (Cut to 8 ½ x 11”)
- Pop-Tone Cardstock Variety Pack
- Spellbinders Autumn Wonder dies
- Altenew “Thanks” die or sentiment of your choice
- Small piece of metallic cardstock and scraps to cut the sentiment
- Liquid Adhesive
Let's start with the Small Box Template (Lines drawn on kraft cardstock just for easier viewing)
1. Cut the 12x12 leather cardstock down to 8.5” x 11”. On the 11” side score at 2”, 4 ½”, 6 ½ “, and 9”.
2. On the 8 ½” side score at 2” and 6 ½ “. Fold on all the score lines.
3. On the 11” side, cut on each score line up to the first horizontal score line. I cut a small wedge off each side of the square tabs (marked with an x above). These tabs will not be seen on the finished box and cutting off a small wedge will help the sides look neater but this is optional.
4. Repeat on the opposite side.
5. On the 11’ side, place glue on the first 2 square tabs (marked with an x in the photo). Glue the tabs together as shown above, this will start to form the box. The rectangular tab will be placed on top, and be the outside of the box. Repeat on the opposite side.
6. These last 2 sections will form the attached lid of the box. Place glue on the outside of the last 2 squares and adhere to the rectangle (just as you did for the bottom of the box).
The rectangle will show on the outside of the box. Now you can close the box (similar to a bakery box).
7. Diecut the desired shapes from the Pop-Tone Variety Pack. I inked the edges of the diecuts to add dimension and splattered a little gold paint, this is optional.
8. Diecut the “thanks” once from metallic cardstock, 2x from scrap cardstock. Glue together with the metallic “thanks” on top. This adds a bit of dimension to your diecut.
9. Arrange and adhere as desired.
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