We had a fun envelope punchboard class last night. We made 2 envelopes to get used the board (one regular, one gift card sized) and then 3 projects. Here's the first, I'll post the next 2 over the next 2 days.
To make the red Candy Lane Box for 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 notecards
1.Cut the cardstock 9 ½ square from a 12 x 12 and keep the remaining 2 pieces.
Put a post it on your paper with a North, West, South, East marker (if you are learning to use the board for making boxes).
2.Go to the “north” side and the first punch and score is 4 ½ and second is 5 7/8 – tip… the punch board only goes to 5” so either link up your board on your grid paper or create a ruler as I did with the 5 7/8 (see the post it I created?)
3.Now put the “south” side of the paper on the top of the board, and punch and score at 4 ½ and 5 7/8
4.Then put the “west” side edge and line up the score lines with the score guide “which I call the finger” (NOT THE RULER at the top) of the punch board and punch and score. So same for last “east” side – use the score guide.
5.Cut off 2 small tabs and cut up (not off) fold – see photo at right
6.Then glue the box together, make sure the 2 smaller triangles are either side with the large triangles on the top and bottom. First glue the 2 small tabs, then the big triangle from the bottom.
7.To create the belly band, take the piece that is 12 x 2 ½ and cut into 12 x 1 ¼, glue together for a long strip. Fold gently around the box, once folded, press the folds firmly. Now add a strip of Candy Lane paper that is 1” wide (you’ll need to glue the strips together. Put your belly band on your box and add a cookie cutter creature or a cut out from the designer paper, I added a cut out of the house.
8.My example also shows a card. The box holds 4 cards and 4 envelopes, quite easily.
Tomorrow I'll post a how-to for the Candy Cane Gift Card Holder (class favorite) and then instructions for the cracker (my favorite).
Don't forget the close out sale... and add in a host code, I'm making up free boxes of Valentine Goodies (new paper, new embellishments) for everyone that orders in November and December.. you'll want one!
Happy Crafting - MaryKate