I started by using Curiosity Corner Sentiment Stamps and stamped the sentiment on four A6 card blanks. Then, on an A4 sheet, I stamped the sweet Lillibet Clear Stamp Holding Flower four times.
Once I'd coloured the images with my Promarkers I die-cut them and edged with Distress Ink.
Now for the actual box. I hate having to measure anything so I kept it simple. First, I made the top of the box. I took an envelope for the notelets and placed it in the centre of a A4 sheet of sturdy card. I allowed a bit of a gap around the envelope and marked the card. I then scored the lines to fold the base.
Next, I stacked the notelets and envelopes to see how deep the box needed to be. 2 centimetres looked about right so I added that as a border all round and cut the card to size.
To make the bottom of the box, which needs to be just a little bit smaller, I cut a second piece of card a few millimetres smaller than the top. I then measured in 2 cm round the sides and scored those lines.
At the corners I cut into one line to make a tab and removed a small sliver to make the fold neater.
I folded all the corners up and used a wet glue to stick them into place. Paperclips held them while they dried. Can you see how the top of the box is slightly larger than the bottom so it will slot over the base?
To decorate the box I stamped Lillibet again and coloured and die-cut her as before. I cut a larger shape as a matting layer. I used a paper from Lillibet 6x6 designer paper pack for the corners and added some flowers from Curiosity Corner Paper Blossoms. I finished them with gems and buttons.
And there you have a very simple way to create a little gift. You don't have to put notelets in the box. What about some handmade cards? Or gift tags? You can make a box of any size, just remember to use your envelopes as a size guide. Try making the box from double sided paper so the inside looks pretty too.If you make one of these boxes I'd love you to show me how it turned out. This tutorial will also appear on the Scribble & Scrap Challenge Blog.
Thank you for looking. I'd appreciate any comments.