A Gift Box idea just in time for Graduation!

Today I'm participating in the Stampin Dreams Blog Hop.  The theme is "Graduation" and  I've created a gift box using the Scalloped Contour Dies and the Create With Friends Stamp Set.  It's perfect to hold a gift card plus some added treats or a piece of jewellery or something special for the graduate!  Thanks to Barb Tripps for sharing the idea on a recent Demonstrator Event.

My box fits the largest die for the top and bottom, but I've included the measurements for a smaller box below.

Instructions: (Check out my YouTube video for tips and tricks)

  1. Bottom: Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 6 1/4" x 7 1/2" and score at 1 1/2" along each side
  2. Fold along each score line.
  3. Cut up on the 6 1/4" or 6 3/8" end from the edge to the scoreline on both sides - both ends
  4. Cut a sliver off of both sides at an angle of the 4 outside tags
  5. Add adhesive to the 4 small tabs and adhere them to the rectangle flap aligning the fold with the edge of the rectangle flap.
  6. Repeat for the other end
  7. Top: Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 6 3/8" x 7 1/2" and score at 1 1/2" along each side
  8. Put together as you did for the Bottom
  9. Cut 2 pieces of Evening Evergreen cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  10. Cut the largest scalloped rectangle from both pieces.
  11. Adhere the rectangle to top and bottom using Tear and Tape Adhesive or Stampin' Seal +
  12. Cut 2nd largest die from Soft Succulent cardstock
  13. Adhere to top using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Cut out tag using largest Tag Die from Basic White cardstock
  15. Cut reenforcement from Evening Evergreen cardstock and adhere to the top of the tag using Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.
  16. Stamp sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink.
  17. Stamp splotches using Soft Succulent ink 
  18. Cut 4" of Evening Evergreen ribbon and put through tag.
  19. Tie a small bow around ribbon using White twine.
  20. Adhere to top of box using Dimensionals.
  21. Add 3 gems.
Measurements for a smaller box using the 2nd largest scalloped contour die for the top and bottom:
  • Top - 5 1/16" x 6 1/4" - score at 1 1/2" on each edge
  • Bottom - 5" x 6 1/4" - score at 1 1/2" on each edge
Check out my second box that is a little more feminine - featuring Misty Moonlight and Pale Papaya!

You can check out my YouTube video for tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're watching!

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