Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Gift Box For Envelope Mini

Remember the Envelope Mini Album posted on June 7? The album felt a little "incomplete" by itself so I made a box to hold it. Now this can be given as a great gift. The box is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 1-1/4" with a clear acetate window to show off the mini album. Making this box is pretty simple.............so give it a try!

Here's a close-up of the oval message and the butterflies (attached with mini glue dots):

The Chocolate Chip CS used for the box itself peeks out about 1/4" with the lid decorated only at the side.

Lid off:

Another side view:


How to make the box:
(1) 7-5/8" x 7-5/8" Rose Red CS for the lid, score on all sides 1"
(4) 7/8" x 5-3/8" DSP for sides of lid
(1) 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" clear acetate

(1) 8" x 8" Chocolate Chip CS for the bottom, score on all sides 1-1/4"

Here are the cut pieces (without the DSP)

Use a craft knife to cut out the center of the lid:


Apply sticky tape to Lid opening edge, add acetate.

Add the DSP to the sides, add sticky tape to assemble lid.

Assemble the box bottom in the same manner. Your box is complete. Optional embellishment: stamp "memories" and attach to either inside on the album or on the outside of the album. Wha-la............you are finished!!!
Supplies:
  • Stamps: unknown
  • CS: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, DSP (unknown)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Beautiful Wings Big Shot Embosslit die, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape, Mini Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by today - this is a quick project.

7 comments:

Lori said...

Patti, I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for all your wonderful tutorials. I'm a visual learner and your posts are so helpful to me.

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

I have always loved the idea of a box to put a project in for gift giving and this is lovely! Great idea and thank you for the tutorial!

Wishing you sunshine today! :<)

Barbara Diane

Diane said...

can't wait to try this cute little box.

KT Hom said...

AWESOME! You have the biggest (and the most creative) heart to share this wonderful tutorial with us! Thankful hugs - KT

Regina said...

what a fantastic box!
Th♥nks for sharing!

sending greetings from Germany
Regina

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

You're projects are always so beautiful! thank you so much for sharing your awesomness!

Helen said...

What a great idea!