12 Days of Christmas | Day 10

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

 Welcome to Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. Today I have a fun little self-closing box, made with some rather unconventional Christmas colours to share with you, that’s perfect for some of those difficult to wrap gifts we sometimes have 🙂

I designed these ones to fit some small Body Shop hand creams, but they’d hold all sorts of different products that come in this style of packaging. I love how these boxes stay closed by themselves, after their unusual shape I think this is my favourite feature.

Little Paper Party, 12 Days of Christmas 2017, Eastern Palace DSP, Celebration Thinlits, #1

This style of box is one of those deceptively simple projects that look difficult to make, but really aren’t, it’s the diagonal score lines that give it its unique shape. 

The design of these boxes means that they self-close and are opened by pressing on the sides where the ribbon is, this also makes them perfect to reuse, but you could add a little adhesive for extra security if you think there’s a chance of pre-Christmas peeking 😉

Little Paper Party, 12 Days of Christmas 2017, Eastern Palace DSP, Celebration Thinlits, #3

I chose the colours for these boxes from the Frosted Plum hand cream that will be inside – I like to coordinate 🙂 I chose Fresh Fig for the purple and used the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP for the panels, Smoky Slate for the box base with some touches of Basic Black and silver – for the all important sparkle factor 🙂

The tag was created using the Celebration Thinlits with the three colours layered together, a sentiment from Merry Café (on the retirement list & marked down 25%) was heat embossed in silver on the front and tied onto the top of the box with my favourite Black Shimmer Ribbon.

It’s been very overcast here lately and you can’t see the shimmer and sparkle in the photos very well which is such a shame because it’s there in bucket loads in real life 🙂

Little Paper Party, 12 Days of Christmas 2017, Eastern Palace DSP, Celebration Thinlits, #4

A quick and easy tutorial:

Cardstock: 7-1/2″ x 5-7/8″
DSP: 2-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ (x2 for front and back)

Box Base:

  • Score @ 1-3/8″ & 6-1/2″ on the 7-1/2″ side
  • Turn 90° clockwise and score @ 2-3/4″ & 5-1/2″
  • Score @ 1-3/8″ & 4-1/8″ to the 1st score line only
  • Score the diagonals as shown in the diagram
  • Trim the side seam
  • Cut up the remaining score lines as shown
  • Round the top flap corners if desired
  • Adhere DSP panels
  • Assemble box as usual
  • Embellish as desired

Front and back panels:

  • Make sure the orientation of your paper is correct before you cut
  • Mark the halfway point, 1-1/4″ at the bottom of your DSP
  • Cut diagonally from that mark to the corners
  • Adhere to panels on box base

I hope you liked today’s project, these are really fun to make and are just that bit outside the norm to make them interesting and different gift. These are destined for some of the ladies in my family, I hope they enjoy them 🙂

I’ll see you all on Monday with Day 11 – nearly at the end now!!!

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