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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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