Friday, May 15, 2009

Altered box

Happy Friday! I have a project to show you today that uses one of the many empty Papertrey Ink boxes I have stashed in my office. I've used these boxes before to house notecards, etc. but decided I wanted to do something different on the top instead of wrapping a band of cardstock around it. (Not that there's anything wrong with that...) I made a cap for the top that slides right off when the ribbon is untied. I printed a Digiment on Vellum and overlayed it across the stamped image. I kept this box super simple and the candy hides the adhesive on the back of the label.

To make the cap, you need a piece of cardstock 5.5 x 8.25. Score the long end at 1" on both ends and score the short side at 2" and 3". Here's a quick visual on how to score. You will have to cut at the 2 and 3 score lines up to the 1" score line on the 8 1/4 length ends in order to put it together. Does that make sense? I'm no Lauren Meader *sigh* I should have made the score lines look different but I don't know how yet. I'm teaching myself how to do this stuff.
Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! Thanks for the template too :o) I hoard all the boxes but have yet to do anything creative with them. Have a great day!

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  2. What a great way to give a little chocolate, and a smile!

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  3. Oh, this is too cute!

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  4. This is stunning. I love how you printed the sentiment on vellum. It's perfect!

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  5. This is beautiful annie!! and what a great idea!

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  6. So pretty - and great way to re-use...I have never saved those boxes...think I will this week though ;)

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  7. That's adorable... and SO clever!

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  8. This is awsome, and you did a great job with the template! I love how you printed the digiment on vellum and overlayed the image! So clever :)

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  9. owww, this is so pretty, awesome job.

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  10. Very cute-great job altering the box!

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