Wood Crate clear box

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Wood Crate clear box

Gift and treat packaging are one of my favourite things to make and I love it when Stampin’ Up! releases new products, like the Wood Crate Framelits, that make them easier to create 🙂

I like the idea of filling these little crates with all sorts of goodies and think I’ve come up with a fun option for any small gifts that might need a little extra support or protection but are just too pretty to be hidden away.
Little Paper Party, Wood Words Bundle, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Clear Box, #3

I made a milk carton style box out of Window Sheet that fits perfectly inside the crate. It’s large enough to hold quite a few goodies and I think it looks so pretty filled with some fat 1/16th’s of quilting fabric that I had in my stash 🙂

This was my first attempt at making a box from window sheet and here are a few tips I discovered along the way:

  • Use your scoreboard to get a deep score line, you’ll need to score each line several times to make a good impression
  • Fold and burnish your score lines well, you need to use quite a bit of pressure to get crisp fold lines and window sheet is not as cooperative as cardstock
  • Use a strong adhesive and burnish your joins well. I used Tear and Tape for this box and you can see it on the back seam but I didn’t think it detracted from the end result – if anyone knows of a more invisible option please let me know 🙂
  • Plan your box closure, window sheet is slippery and has a lot of resistance, a simple, strong closure is the easiest like the burlap ribbon I used or staples and a topper.

Little Paper Party, Wood Words Bundle, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Clear Box, #1

The crate is made from the Wood Textures DSP and the clear box which measures 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ x 4″ fits snugly inside. I kept the decoration very simple with some trees and a deer die cut using the Card Front Builder Thinlits and a stamped tag from the Wood Words Bundle, the pretty fabric is really the focus of this little gift and too much more would have detracted from it.

Little Paper Party, Wood Words Bundle, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Clear Box, #5

A Quick and Easy Tutorial:

Finished Dimensions: 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ x 4″

Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 10″

  • With the cardstock in landscape score @ 1/2″, 2″, 5-1/4″ and 6-3/4″
  • Turn 90° and score @ 1-1/2″ and then 5″ on the reverse side
  • Fold and burnish the score lines
  • Trim as shown in the photograph
  • Add adhesive to the 1/2″ tab and assemble your box
  • Pinch the top closed and the sides will naturally shape
  • Close and embellish as desired

You could make these boxes from cardstock or DSP but I really think they’re worth the extra effort to make them from Window Sheet to show off a pretty gift. An easier substitute for these would be the Gusseted Bags, I just wanted something with a bit more structure and love how the crate and box fitted perfectly together to create a larger packaging option.

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my online store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use June’s Host Code: 94A2WQQK when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

Cheers,
Karen

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Wood Crate clear box | Supplies

Wood Crate Framelits // 143730
Wood Words // 143928
– Wood Words Bundle (save 10%) // 145316

Card Builder Front Thinlits // Available August 1

Be Merry DSP // 144111
Window Sheets// 142314
Wood Textures DSP // 144177

Garden Green ink pad // 126973

Burlap Ribbon // 141487

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