It’s time again for our monthly demonstrator blog hop! Thanks so much for popping in. You may have come here from Amanda Howard’s blog where she shared a super cute project! If you are starting here, please make sure to check out the rest of our talented demonstrators to see what they have to share this month.
Our theme this month is to share something NEW from the 2022-2023 Annual catalog and to pair it with something OLD, meaning a returning item from the last annual catalog. It’s a way of giving some love to our new products but not forgetting the returning favorites!
This month, I decided to do something other than a card. I happened to see this fun large flip-top box that fellow demonstrator, Sam Hammond, shared on her blog. This box is super fast to make and uses one full sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. So it’s a good way to use up some of your stash! Just keep in mind that because it uses DSP, you won’t want to put anything really heavy in it. This is also a nice size box, measuring a finished size of 2″ x 8″ x 3″.
For the something new part, I’m using products from the Sun Prints Suite (158805) I used the DSP and the stamp & die bundle. And for the old, I’m using the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon (156408) and Pearl Basic Jewels, an item that I tend to forget about for some reason! The ribbon is so pretty. The iridescent shimmer definitely catches your eye! And did you know, you can color this ribbon using our Stampin’ UP Blends! You can make it any color you need to coordinate with your project. And you can color the Basic Pearls as well 🙂
Here’s the box!
The instructions for the box are pretty easy.
- Paper – 12 x 12″
- Score on the FIRST side at 2, 10″
- Score on the SECOND side at 2, 5, 7, 10″
After scoring, you will cut the side with the 2″, 5″, 7″, and 10″ scores, cutting just up to the first horizontal scoreline. Flip to the opposite side and do the same thing. Then notch the 3 narrow tabs, this gives your finished box a much cleaner appearance. (Note: the larger tabs at the top of this pic appear that they are shorter. They are not, they were just slightly folded forward when I took the picture)
Next, you will apply adhesive to the notched flaps. It’s important to remember that you put adhesive on the side of the DSP that you want to be on the outside of the box (the yellow highlighted areas of the picture below).
Then you start to assemble the box. You will glue the first 4 tabs to create the box bottom, then glue the top 2 tabs to form the lid.
And you have a finished flip-top box!
I decided to dress up the inside of the box by adding a piece of white tissue paper stamped with Night of Navy ink and a couple of the stamp images. It’s something I like to do when I create packaging, it just adds that little extra touch to them.