I have been going nuts making boxes of all sizes with the Envelope Punch Board (#133774)! It’s really easy to do!! Here’s how:
- Measure the item for which you want to make a box: length, width and thickness.
- Add the thickness plus 1/4″ to the length and width. These are the measurements for you card stock to make the box.
- The extra 1/4″ on the thickness is to allow for the 1/8″ easement all the way around. It’s already added into the chart measurements.
- Look up the card size for the length & width measurements on the Envelope Punch Board chart. This gives you your starting punch/scoring point. Punch and score the card stock.
- Move the card stock to the left by the thickness measurement. Punch and score the card stock.
- Rotate the card stock and line up the original score lines with the guides. Punch and score. Repeat for all sides.
The pattern shown is for a 4″ x 4″ box that’s 3/4″ deep. The tabs are needed to assemble the box and keep its shape. Card Stock cut to 7-7/8″ x 7-7/8″; first punch & score at 3-1/2″ mark.
If you want your box to open fully, you’ll need to either tape it closed with removable adhesive, tie a ribbon around it or make a belly band. You don’t need to round the corners on the flaps with this style.
If you want your box to open only on one side, cut away one set of tabs for the opening. Assemble the box by adhering the tabs to the side and the outer flap to the inner flaps. In my finished sample, I tied a ribbon around the box. The ribbon slides off so the embellishment doesn’t get caught. Card Stock cut to 6″ x 6″; first punch & score at 2″ mark.
Supplies Used in Finished Sample: Baja Breeze 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock (retired, but Soft Sky #131203 makes a great substitute); Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad (#131175); Festive Flurry Stamp Set (#131178, Wood-Mount; #131781, Clear-Mount); Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon (#131210); Frosted Finishes Embellishments (#132150)
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