Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Explosion Box in Classic Garage and All My Love Valentine Paper

We had a team swap over the holidays and as we are crafters it's ALL about the packaging!  This box with the butterfly was from Greta Leonard and I've made it up in Classic Garage for a masculine valentine look and with All My Love Valentine paper.  

Here's what we are making.
1.Cut the base cardstock 8 ½ x 8 ½
2.Score at 2 5/8 on all 4 sides, burnish your folds
3.Cut off the corners of the box so you have 4 triangles left over – save these to make heart die cuts

4.Squeeze these cut off corners together, burnish these folds (with a bone folder), you now have the base of your box

5.Cut the lid from designer paper 6 x 6 and score at 5/8 and 1 ¼ on all 4 sides
6.Snip off the corners leaving 1 square left by first cutting off 1 smaller square, then 2 squares and you are left with what looks like a W, burnish your folds.  See photo.

7.Do the same squeeze on the 4 corners, essentially creating a diagonal line in the corner of the little square that was left after cutting.
8.Now tuck those squeezed triangle inside the lid and fold the 5/8 part of the lid over – see the photo. I have a squeezed triangle under the sides

9.Do this on all sides of the lid. Sometimes it feels like you need an extra hand as the lid sides can pop out. Do all 4 sides and then go over these folds with a bone folder.  Put your lid on your box.  The base will also help the lid stay in shape.
10.Die cut a stitched heart shape from the left over triangles (or decorate how you like). I folded the heart in half so it would pop up. 

11.The Valentine look is made with the word love from the  “well said” bundle. 
12.The razzleberry one with the butterfly was made by Greta Leonard
13.And here is our box finished with the Classic Garage paper for a masculine look.

Which box do you like best? 

Now you are wondering how I packaged my gift... I created a Tiffany look a like box, love this ribbon with the silver edge with Bermuda Bay.

Happy stamping, Valentine projects coming your way over the next few days, and then birthday cards! MaryKate

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