Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Foil Frenzy No Glue Box
Today I have a 3D project to share with you that was inspired by a sample in the *new* Annual Catalogue. On pages 76-77 is a spread showcasing the Foil Frenzy Suite and I was immediately attracted to the tiny favour boxes with the little bows on top. I didn’t want to recreate that project exactly but I did want to make my own version using the same DSP and these are what I came up with 🙂
I knew I wanted to create a small box and I wanted to be able to get more than one from a piece of 12″ x 12″ DSP. Favours are the sort of thing that tend to be made in bulk and I like to be economical with my DSP as I’m sure many of you do too and after a little searching I found the perfect tutorial by Elaine Jackson of Papercraft Button
These boxes are 2″ cubed and only need a piece of DSP 6″ x 8-1/2″ so you can make two from one 12″ x 12″ piece so 24 from the whole package, which works out to less than $1.00AUD for each one. The foil patterns are super shiny and give the finished project a luxurious feel and the heavier weight of this DSP makes them nice and sturdy.
I love that they don’t require any adhesive to assemble – you can add some if you want but they stay together amazingly well without it 🙂 That means you can make them in advance and store them flat until it’s time to fill them, perfect for occasions when you need to make them in bulk.
I kept the decoration on these very simple, a couple of images from the coordinating stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous that were punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I popped these up on dimensionals just above a bow of Black Baker’s Twine – it isn’t needed to keep the boxes closed I just love the look of boxes tied with ribbon or twine 🙂
This is my template of how the box looks unfolded so you can see the score lines and where to trim. The lid definitely closes better with the corners rounded on the front lip, but if you don’t have a corner rounder notching them in slightly will do the trick.
A Quick and Easy Tutorial:
Finished Dimensions: 2″ x 2″ x 2″
Cardstock or DSP: 6″ x 8-1/2″
- Score @ 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ on the 8-1/2″ side
- Turn the cardstock 90° so the 1/2 tab is at the top
- Score @ 1-1/2″ to the first score line only
- Score @ 2″ and 4″
- Score @ 4-1/2″ to the first score line only
- Trim the excess cardstock around the 1/2″ tabs and notch in the side tabs and round the corners on the front tab
- Add diagonal score lines on the four outer squares only as per the photograph
- Notch out a semicircle on the edge of the centre square opposite the lid with a small circle punch (optional)
- Fold and burnish the score lines well, paying particular attention to the diagonal score lines – make sure the sides match up to ensure your box closes well
- Fold your diagonal folds in, tuck in the side tabs and insert the front tab between the two outermost layers
- Decorate as desired
I hope this is easy to follow and if you have any questions please let me know.
I hope you liked todays project, these are so quick and easy to make and I love that I can store them flat until I need them. I think I’ll be making these as favours for my youngest son’s birthday this year, I know he loves the sparkle and a big container of these will make a lovely centrepiece 🙂
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Foil Frenzy No Glue Box | Supplies
Happy Birthday Gorgeous // 143662
Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP // 144125
Balloon Bouquet Punch // 140609
Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine //141682
Momento – Tuxedo Black ink pad // 132708