A quick tutorial on how to use the Stampin’ Up! Lots To Love Framelits box die to make a gift box. I messed up a couple of times while trying to make my first box so I thought I’d share a simple tutorial with you. Hopefully it will save you time, frustration and cardstock. *wink*
Five Easy Steps
Step 1 –
Cut two (2) 4 1/4” x 6 1/2” pieces of cardstock. These are the back and the front of the box.
Step 2 –
Die cut the box front and back from the cardstock pieces using the box die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits set.
Step 3 –
Fold both die cuts along the score lines. Place Tear & Tape adhesive on the “outside” of the side folds and tabs of the back piece only. (See image.) Do not remove the protective cover on the tape. Tip: place the tape as close to the edge of the side folds as possible to ensure they seal tightly.
Step 4 –
Note – Before adhering the top and bottom sides, make sure the end flaps are at opposite ends of the box (see image). Working one side at a time, remove the protective tape cover on the side fold. Very carefully align the edges of the front and back box sides. Make sure the corners are square and everything is straight before pressing the pieces together to adhere them. A misalignment can cause the box to twist so work carefully and slowly. You may find it easier to do this if the back piece is laying on a level work surface. Repeat for the other side of the box. To make sure the sides are tightly adhered, press from the inside of the sides using a pencil, tweezer or some other longer tool so you can reach all the way down the sides.
Step 5 –
Almost done – Remove the protective tape cover from the tabs on the back of the box (aka the bottom end of the box). Fold up the bottom flap and adhere the tabs inside the flap making sure the edges are aligned straight. Slip flap inside the box bottom. Ta dah! You did it. You now have a cute little box ready for decorating and giving.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used
Ready for a breath of Spring? I am! This Swirly Bird Happy Birthday Card made using Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, the Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Framelits should do the trick.
Bright Breezy Swirls
Oh my goodness do I love the Delightful Daisy DSP. This particular design just took my fancy. It’s so bright, cheery and fresh. You can almost smell the scent of Spring flowers on the air when you look at it. I don’t know about you but we sure could use a bit of Spring warmth here in frozen North Carolina.
Coordinating Swirly Scribbles
Pretty sure Stampin’ Up! planned it this way but don’t you think the swirl scribble coordinates nicely with the DSP design? It’s die cut from Marina Mist cardstock using the swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies. Love this die set.
I originally bought this die set because I liked the long scribbles on the right. They are prefect for hills, snowbanks etc. Then I started using the round scribbles for flowers, nests, frames, snowmen and so on. A very versatile die set.
A Bluebird Of Happiness
The swirly die cut called out for a little bluebird of happiness. It was stamped using the Swirly Bird stamp set and Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ ink and then fussy cut. The fun flowers were stamped using the same set and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ ink. They were die cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.
What do you see when you look at this stamp set? I see sail boats, flowers, a wave, leaves and three little eggs or jelly beans among other things.
Offset For Interest
This card has a clean and simple layout. To spiff it up a bit and add interest, I offset the artwork to the right side of the card front and mixed up the mat sizes. I really wanted to show off the DSP and leave as much of it exposed as possible. The sentiment comes from the Balloon Celebration stamp set. It’s a smaller font so it doesn’t overwhelm the card especially lined up on the left.
The Delightful Daisy DSP is filled with soft muted colors like Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Soft Sky. To make this card, I pulled the Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight colors from the DSP design and paired them with Whisper White.
You’ll Need These Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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