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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Festive Flurries Christmas Gift Box

Last night I participated in a Christmas ornament exchange at Terri's Tuesday Technique Night.  I made my ornament and it needed a box.  I was just going to hunt for one around the house when I remembered that I could make one using the "Envelope Punch Board".  I found a great tutorial on how to make a box on the internet.  You can view it here.  I found it a bit confusing at first but only because I keep thinking square.  The paper is cut square but when it's scored it becomes rectangle!  So once I got past that square thing I was able to make my box.  

For my box I used Whisper White card stock.  Then I just decorated it.  The card stock alone was too flimsy to be a sturdy enough box.  But once I embellished it with all sorts of stuff it was pretty firm.  I started out with a Silver Foil Sheet cut down to fit the front as a layer.  Then I added a piece of Whisper White card stock that I had stamped with the largest image from the "Fabulous Flourishes" set.  I used the new Smoky Slate ink and stamped off once.  Then I added 3 snowflakes that were made using the Smoky Slate ink, the silver glitter paper and Dimensionals.  Then I punched out 3 different size circles using the silver glitter paper and put them in the center of the snowflakes and all over the front.  

For the thin sides of the box I just added a little strip of the Silver Foil paper.  On the back I cut triangles of the Silver Foil paper and layered a piece of Whisper White (cut in a triangle as well) on top of that.  

For the closure on the back I just made another snowflake like I did in the front and placed it on the back so the tip of the envelope looking part of the box could be kept in place allowing the box to stay closed.  

Now you will have to tune in tomorrow to see what went inside the box!!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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