Monday, December 24, 2012

Scor-Pal/Fancy Pants Week

Shown originally on the Scor-Pal blog
Happy Christmas Eve!
I have a quick little gift idea for you today for our meet up with Fancy Pants!
This is a very easy little box of mini notecards, complete with envelopes ready to give to a loved one. I have made a few of these for gifts this year and even though it is close to Christmas there is still time if you an extra gift to give.

Project Recipe:
Paper - Country Boutique by Fancy Pants
Scoring Tools - Scor-Pal and Scor-Envi
Adhesive - Scor-Tape

For the base of the box start with a piece of patterned paper measuring 5 3/4" square. Score at 1" on all 4 sides. Snip up one side of the mini square formed at the corners to make the flap to form the base.

Add Scor-Tape to the corners and form the base using the scoring tool on the inside corners to make crisp corners.

For the lid use a piece of paper 6" square and score at 1". Then using a border punch create a decorative edge before forming the lid. Snip the corners the same as the base and use Scor-Tape to adhere the flaps to make the corners.

Here you can see how the lid fits.

Using a strip of paper measuring 12" by 1 3/4" score at 2 3/4". 4", 8" and 9 1/4" along the long side. Use Scor-Tape on the overlap to form a belly band to secure the box closed.

Add a sentiment to the belly band to decorate.

Here is the box from the side.

Using the measurements on the Scor-Envi create envelopes for 3" cards. I actually made the cards 3 1/4" square as the envelope allowed a little more space.

Decorate the note cards as desired.

This makes a perfect quick gift, one that will surely be treasured.

I would like to enter it in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (6 entries only)
Do You Stack Up - Antyhing Goes (3 entries only)
Aud's Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes (10 combined challenges max)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Anything But a Card - Anything But a Card
Quirky Crafts - Last Minute Christmas
Sentimental Sunday - Focus on the Sentiment

So there you are, a very quick gift to make. This will be my last blog post until after Christmas (not until Sunday actually) so I want to wish you all a wonderful, safe and very Merry Christmas, enjoy time with your loved ones and have fun!
Crafty Hugs!


Tkat said...

love the idea of putting that belly band around the box! i usually add a ribbon to keep it closed...but this seems much more convenient -- especially for ppl who aren't good with re-tying the ribbons after taking out a card and wanting to put it back together. thanks for sharing. i'm trying your idea next time! :)

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Katie........
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you cute little gift boxes.. Very Creative!


Olga said...

What a cute box! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Judy said...

What a beautiful Christmas gift, and a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing how it's done.

Blessings to you and yours, and a very Merry Christmas.


Aunty Sue said...

great creation and thanks for sharing at creative this week

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Cards's "Anything goes" challenge this week! These little boxes are gorgeous! love the note cards that go inside too! Great project!

Christy said...

I loooove the metallic tones you used. They are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!!!!

Margaret said...

Such a pretty way to present your wonderful note cards! Adding the decorative edge to the lid, and using the belly band really dress up this sweet and simple box. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Spyder said...

Lovely make, and thank you for showing how it was made!thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts, new Challenge starts later today,