Thursday, January 8, 2015

3X3 Card Box with new product!

Everyone loves 3X3 cards...everyone.  They are so stinkin' cute.  You can use them as gift tags, pop them on top of a gift you are giving someone, and hand them to your favorite Starbucks employee.  They are just plain cute and convenient.
So what better gift to give one of your favorite valentine's than a gift box full of 3X3 cards?
Doesn't get much better than that!

Although both of these samples are lovie dovie Valentine's themed, you don't have to do that.  You can decorate your box any way you want.  This would be a great teacher gift, perhaps someone at church or maybe for your hair dresser.  The possibilities with this cute little box are endless!  So lets get to the meat and potatoes of this cutie, here are the directions;

You will need a piece of paper measuring 10" X 5 1/2"
I used the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper from the SAB flyer.

With your paper in landscape orientation you want to score it at 1" and 4 1/2".  Turn it 180 degrees and score it at 1" and 4 1/2" again.  
In portrait orientation you want to score it at 1".  Turn it 180 degrees and score it at 1" again.

That's it for scoring.  Now you want to cut up on all those score lines.  Be sure to 'miter' your tabs by taking a little trim off each side.  This will help your box go together easier and look better when it's assembled.  Take a small circle or oval punch and punch out a half circle at one end of your box before assembly.  This is to create a 'thumb hole' to make it easier to open your box.   Using Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse apply adhesive to the tabs.  You should be putting adhesive on the decorative side of the paper.  Then bring up the sides.  This will start to form your box.  As you are putting your box together be aware of how you are assembling the bottom and top.  You want the top of your box to have the thumb hole in it.
Once your box is assemble the fun really starts.  You can decorate any way you life.  I used some of the beautiful Bermuda Bay Grosgrain Ribbon to create a belly band around it, but you could certainly use card stock or DSP.

Enjoy the video below!

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