Here is my first tutorial! Today I will show you how to make a decorative box out of cardstock that can hold 4 personal note cards that are 4x4 in size. First you need one pice of cardstock that is 8x11. Next score the CS at 1", 5", 6" and 10"; now rotate the CS clockwise and score again at 1" and 5".
Rotate that CS back to the original position; you are going to use a good paper of scissors and snip the scored lines on the bottom along the 1", 5" 6' and 10" score lines up to the bottom horizontal score line.
Next you are going to trim the top of the CS along the top horizontal line. Be careful, only trim up to the 6" score line (you are making the top flap that will close the box). Then starting from the right, trim along the horizontal score line again until you get to the vertical score line (you should have a 4" flap left between the 6" and 10" score lines).
Now it is time to stamp your box or add decorative paper before you assemble it. After it is all decorated (and dried!) you can assemble the box.
I used the new CS from Stampin' Up: Kiwi Kiss along with the stamp from the Embrace Life set. To add interest to the box I used the new scallop punch from SU and the slit punch to run ribbon through. Just tie off the box and Voila! you have a great gift. Don't forget to make the 4x4 personal note cards to go inside!
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