Friday, December 1, 2017

Scor-Pal - Anything Goes, Holiday!

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Scor-Pal!

This month, the challenge was to create something with a holiday theme, and of course, more than one fold!

Christmas is sneaking up on us, so, I thought I'd make a box to hold a pretty scarf I'd purchased for someone special.

Here's what I made, using my Scor-Pal Eighths1/2" Scor-Tape, and 1/4" Scor-Tape:

Here is the completed project:

Did you know that you can make your own boxes for nearly any of your small gifts?

Here's how I did this:

I began with a sheet of cardstock that measured 8.5" x 11", and scored it at 2" on all four sides.

Burnish all score lines. On the box bottom, on two opposite sides, snip in to the fold line, creating 4 tabs. Trim the tabs inward a bit, to create a better fit, and add Scor-Tape. 

Begin removing tape liners, and assembling box.

Here is what your box bottom looks like now.
The box dimensions are 4 5/8" x 7 1/8".

Now you need a lid!
You will need to begin with your box dimensions. Your box width is 4 5/8". Since the lid needs to be a bit bigger, you need to add about 1/8" to that measurement.  Next, you will need to add your 'wall' height.  I chose to make my 'walls' 3/4" tall, so I added 3/4" to each side.
4 5/8" + 1/8" + 3/4" + 3/4" = 6 1/4"
7 1/8" + 1/8" + 3/4" + 3/4" = 8 3/4"
My box lid fit just a tad loosely, so if I were to duplicate this lid, I'd cut it just a smidge smaller.

Score at 3/4" on all four sides, burnish fold lines, and assemble lid, just like you did the box.

I cut a piece of white cardstock and glued into the top, for a sturdier box lid.
Here's the finished lid:

Here's the pretty scarf that I found at a Cracker Barrel nearby.

All snugged in tissue paper and boxed up, ready to give away!

Embellish your box top as desired, and you're finished!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope that you'll make something fun this month, and enter it in the 'More than one fold' 'Holiday' challenge at Scor-Pal

If we have 10 or more entries, a winner is chosen randomly, and that winner gets to shop in the Scor-Pal online store!  It could be YOU!!!

Have a great December!!!

Patti J.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! This is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Patti, your box is so lovely and will be treasured by the recipient. You decorated it to perfection. Have a great weekend.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how pretty - love the "frame" you used - and your tutorial was spot on - I need to make just a couple of boxes this year so I will be using this tutorial. You know I have 10 thumbs when it comes to making boxes.

Cheryl W said...

Wonderful box, Patti! It looks a mazing with the gorgeous embellishments on top. You really rocked this one. I have some boxes to make, so your tutorial was perfect for me. Thank you!

Monika Reeck said...

The inside (scarf) is so beautiful I want that Patty
and the BOX wooooww so elegant
Love it
I am okay and hope you stay healthy
miss the time we visiting blog each day Patti..
biig hugs

Esther Asbury said...

What an elegant Christmas box! I love that silver frame paired with those pretty poinsettias! Absolutely beautiful!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful little box and that scarf is so pretty.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! Your beautiful scarf looks even more special in your gorgeous gift box! So much nicer than wrapping paper :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous box for the beautiful scarf find! Always fun when the package is as beautiful as the gift.......