Monday, December 9, 2019

Pick of the Week

Hi everyone!
It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built. The Repeat Impressions Stamp that I picked to showcase is:

It's that time of year, right?....the time when you scramble for a 'little something' to give to a friend, neighbor, UPS driver, teacher, etc. I'm going to show you how to make a quick and easy matchbox style box that can easily hold candles, markers, or sweet treats!

Here's what I made:

Let's get started!

You will need one piece of cardstock for the box bottom that measures 8.25" x 3.75".
You will also need a piece for your box 'cover' that measures 6.25" x 7"
Then you just need some scraps for whatever sentiment or image you choose to use on your box top!

To create your box, score your cardstock at 1" on all four sides. Trim your tabs in just a smidge on each side, so the box will fit together nicely. Take a small circle punch or die, and make a small finger hold on each of the short ends as shown below:

Next, flip your box over and add some adhesive to your flaps:

Now, just fold your tabs to the inside to assemble your box - It will look like this:

To make your cover, score the cardstock along the 7" side at 1 7/8", 3", 4 7/8", and 6".

Add some adhesive to the smallest section.

Remove adhesive backing, and assemble 'cover':

Your box cover will look like this when assembled: 

Last, I added a scrap of patterned cardstock to the bottom of my box - this is optional!

Ta-da, and Ta-done!

Wouldn't these be make a fun gift to say 'just because'?

Hope you will give this a try - it really is easy and fast, makes such a fun project! It's also a great way to use those scraps of cardstock that we tend to save ration hoard!!!

For this week only (Dec. 9-15, 2019), get 20% Off the stamp used in Patti's creation above when you use the coupon code POTW12919.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the box and the little hat!!!

Lori m said...

Fantastic project, great box gift idea, hugs, Lori m

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how cute - I think even I can follow your tutorial. Whata great little box to put just about anything small in. Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your gift box you made is awesome. And, I love the sentiment.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a darling gift presentation, Patti! hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

How adorable and so clever!! You always come up with some really fabulous gift ideas like this!! I have so many things saved that I need to try and simply run out of time or foget! LOL!! I adore that little Santa hat accent you've used on the box too! So festive and sweet! Thanks for sharing with us friend!

Donna said...

Such a cute little gifty!

Cheryl W said...

Very cool idea for a little gift. I love making little boxes, so I need to give this one a try. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Lori m said...

Not sure if my last comment made it my computer shut down to reboot lol. Fantastic gift box idea, very pretty, hugs, Lori m

Anne Buckingham said...

Makes a wonderful gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne in NI said...

What a great little gifting idea Patti, love the addition of the Santa hat!