I must say that gift boxes are not in my normal realm of creativity. But I found this precious little box when I was looking for a 3-D item for Wednesday’s Inking Royalty Blog Hop. You can see that box HERE. I had made note of this one until I found the wonderful one that I shared for the hop. I think this one is too cute to ignore though. I got the directions from the same person as the blog hop box. It is www.positivelypapercraft.co.uk
These adorable little guys are 1 1/2 on each side. I could see this hanging on a Christmas tree with a very special gift inside! I envision a little tree or branch with tiny gifts inside each box for a child’s party or a shower. It would also make a great Advent Calendar by stacking the boxes and having the lids open from the side or top to bottom. A very versatile little guy.
While the Year of Cheer DSP is retiring with the Holiday Catalog, the ribbon I used as a hanger is new. It will debut in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on January 3. It is 1/4″ White Organza Ribbon. And it is a dream to work with. I do love ribbon!
The DSP is the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, which is a beautiful thicker paper and perfect for boxes. This box requires a 6 3/8 X 4 7/8 piece of card stock. On the 6 3/8 side, score at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, & 6. Turn the paper so that the narrow band from the 6″ score is at the top ( so turn counter-clockwise). Then score the shorter side at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2.
Fold and burnish all of the folds. Then follow the diagram for cutting. I did not have a lot of time to make the template. It is very rough, but I believe you can follow along.
HINT: The dot on the left and second from bottom box is where you use the handheld punch to make the hole for the ribbon to hang, if that is your plan. I made a 1 1/2″ square and with my ruler found the center and punched. That way all I have to do is lay it over that panel and punch through the hole in the template. The small section to the left of that square is the flap that holds the box together. It is small enough to just fold under to get the reach you need with the handheld punch.
HINT: This second hint is one of those I learned the hard way! Feed your ribbon through the hold prior to gluing the sides of the box together. It is really hard to get your hand inside the tiny box to feed into that little bitty hole. HaHa!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I will be back to cards next week. That is my comfort zone. I very much appreciate the kind comments about the boxes.