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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Different Box Makes My Job Easier!!!

On my "Good Enough to Eat" tutorial I showed you how to make a box to display your bath fizzy for gift giving. Now don't get me wrong, I do like those boxes but there were just too many pieces to it for me to make as many as I needed to make. SO I went to "The Super Deluxe Tuckbox Template Maker" and entered in the measurements that I needed and had that program make me a perfect box. I have used that website many times to make special boxes to fit those odd size gifts. For my box I entered in 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.75". It gave me a PDF file which I just saved to my computer to use over and over and over again!!!! Such a deal! And it's even free!!! Now that's a REAL deal!!! LOL

Ok, now onto my box. I printed it out in draft mode because there is some printing on the box that you just can't get rid of. It's only fair to have it displayed on the inside of the box to give credit. Printing in draft mode makes it print lighter. I cut it out and I spent a while trying to figure out where I was going to make the hole for the "window." I HAVE to have a window in my box. It's a must if I plan on selling them. It's kind of hard to finish them all off and seal them shut by tying a ribbon around it and then have someone come along and open it up because they want to see what is inside. SO a window IS a must!!! LOL Would you buy a box not knowing exactly what is inside it? You are told what is in it but don't you still want to see? I was at Target today looking at makeup bags and there were some that had double zippers but they were hooked together with tie wraps. I asked the gal working in the makeup department if I could see inside the bag and she said if it's sealed they can't open it. Well, needless to say I put it back on the shelf. I wanted to get one to store my beads in it for traveling. I did end up getting a different one (from DH for Christmas - he does so well shopping for me!!! LOL) and I was able to see inside!!! And I, for a moment wondered why there were so many of those bags sitting on the shelf. Well, now I know. If you can't see inside you won't buy it!!!

Ok, back to my box. After cutting it out I used the Stampin' Up! "Spot On" jumbo wheel and Bashful Blue ink on Bashful Blue card stock. Then I scored the lines and folded the scores in. I punched the window in using the 1-1/4" circle punch. I glued in a piece of acetate and then I taped the box together. Then I wrapped my bath fizzy in some foil paper and placed it inside the box.

I had printed out the ingredients and the children under 4 warning and taped it to the bottom of the box. Then I tied a ribbon around it. I may add a tag to it later but for now I think I will leave it as it is!!!! It was much quicker to make than the one with the 3 pieces. And It took less card stock and less acetate!!

These make great gifts for anyone who would love to take some time out for a nice warm relaxing bath!!! They are wonderful for teachers, friends and family!!! A great co-worker gift, a fun Make N Take, a quick Craft Fair item, and wonderful customer or hostess gifts!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting,


Unknown said...

I love the tuck box maker and the fact that the link is in your blogbar I come to use it also, LOVE IT and love your Box for your fizzy.

The Vannoy Family said...

Thanks for sharing the www site for the tuckbox - wow! Will try it - good luck selling your fizzy boxes - a cute idea!

Sue Reynolds said...

Thank you Thank You Thank you for the box making site!!! That will be really usefull for me!! Your blog is great! Sue Reynolds