Hi there friends,
Sorry for my absence. I "mistakingly" downloaded the Kindle app for my iphone yesterday cuz I had a free book download & decided I would use it for Breaking Dawn (Twilight Series) which I hadn't read. While waiting for dinner to cook, I decided I'd get a chapter or 2 in to see if I'd even like the Kindle. Afterall, I kinda like the feeling of a book in my hand & I wasn't sure I'd like reading a book on my iphone. Well, that 30 minutes turned into 5 hours as I couldn't put it down until my phone died! I charged it over night & when I awoke this morning I started reading again :) So this evening I finished it! So that's my reason for not getting this tut out to ya earlier. Blame it on Edward! And now I'm in love with reading on my iphone!
Anyhoo, here's the tut for the simple version of the Godiva inspired box.
For the box: (click on any pic to enlarge)
you'll need a sheet of cardstock/ Patterned paper cut at: 8" x 9 1/2"
On the 8" side score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/4"
On the 9 1/2" side, Score at 2 3/4" and 6 3/4"
Cut on score lines as shown & cut along the edges of the tabs at an angle. You'll also want to trim the ends of the tabs (about 1/4") as shown.
Add adhesive to the tabs and assemble your box:
Now let's work on the wrap:
You'll need a sheet of CS or DP measuring 4" x 12".
Score at 5 1/2":
Add adhesive to the back of your box:
adhere the longer end of the wrap so that it's flushed with the bottom edge:
I trim the corners:
Then wrap a ribbon around the box to embellish it, but it also serves as the closing mechanism. I tuck the front tab behind the ribbon (so tie that ribbon pretty snug.)
Here's the finished sample I posted for the hop:
I will post the other 2 versions next time. It's too much for my brain right now :( I've downloaded Brimstone by Preston & Child (2 of my fav authors!) a book I've been dying to read for a looooong time! If you like Mysteries & Thrillers (and generally getting the pants scared out of you :) you'll luuuuuv them!
Thanks so much for peeking today. Hope this tut helps with your handmade packaging for gift giving & as my good friend Sandra says, Keep it sweet & always keep it semi-homemade :)