Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. With the days flying by as quickly as they are, Halloween will be here before I know it. I love to give my children's teachers a Halloween gift, so I made these Scallop Envelope boxes.
As I blog hop, I like to open new tabs every time I see a fun idea I want to try. It's my way of temporarily bookmarking the page without using bookmarks. I had about 10-15 tabs open last week--one of which was to the original creator of this idea--when somebody used my computer and closed all of my tabs!!! Yeah, I was a little upset. So I don't know who to credit for this wonderful idea.
Here's how I made the box.
Step 1: Using the Big Shot, cut out 4 Scallop Envelopes. Make sure to cut these out one at a time. If you try to cut out more than one at the same time, the die may cut the cardstock where it should score it. The sandwich I used on my Big Shot was Cutting Pad, Crease pad shims (white plastic sheets that come with the Crease Pad), Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Cardstock, and the Premium Crease Pad. Remember, if you're using the Premium Crease Pad, you do NOT use the top cutting pad.
Step 2: Look at the scallops on the envelopes to see which is the front side of the cardstock and which is the back side. As you can see in the photo below, the front side is smooth where the dotted lines are cut near each scallop. The back side of the cardstock is all bumpy where the dotted lines are cut near each scallop. You can click on the photo to see an enlarged version.
Step 3: With the front of the cardstock facing up, follow the score line and cut off the right flap on all four of the envelopes as shown in the photo below.
Step 4: Turn the cardstock over so the back bumpy side is showing. Add two pieces of Sticky Strip to each envelope as shown in the photo.
Step 5: Remove the sticky strip off the right flap and adhere one of the other scalloped envelopes *on top* of the flap. Even though this is the bumpy back side, this is the outside of the box so the flaps need to be under the envelope to the right.
Step 6: After all four envelopes are adhered together, bring the last remaining flap around and adhere it to the inside of the first envelope.
Step 7: Turn the box upside down so it's standing on the scalloped edges. Fold in the top and bottom flaps. Add Sticky Strip to the left and right flaps. Remove the red liner on the Sticky Strip and fold the left and right flaps in to form the bottom of the box.
Step 8: Now that the bottom is formed, it's time to decorate the sides. The distance around the box is greater than 12" so it will need to be pieced together with two pieces of designer series paper (DSP). I started with a piece of DSP that measured 2" x 11" and adhered it to the box as shown in the photo below. I cut a second piece of DSP that was 2" x 2 1/2" and adhered it on top to cover up the remaining side of the box.
Step 9: Remove the red liner on the Sticky Strip on each scalloped flap and adhere all four flaps down. Decorate the box with ribbon and embellishments as desired.
The finished size of the box is 2 1/4" tall and each side is 3 1/4" long.
If you decide to make one of these, I'd love to see your creations. Please leave a comment on this post so I can see what you've made. Thanks for stopping by! ~Dannie
Stamps: Batty for You
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Basic Black Grosgrain, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Crafters' Tool Kit, Large Cello Bag
Punches: Scalloped Circle, Circle (1 1/4" and 1 3/8")
Big Shot: Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Premium Crease Pad