Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 6 of 14 Days of Valentines - Build a Box of Love

Happy Day 6! Today's project is a Build a Box of Love!

Fill a 8 1/2" x 11" page (actually only 8 1/2" x 9") of your favorite Doodle Dragon Studios image. Your page will look something like this (see below). You can print two pages if you want the box to be completely the same or use your DDS images printout for the lid and a solid color cardstock for the bottom. It's up to you. You could also print it on regular paper to use as wrapping paper instead of a building a box.

The lid you will cut at 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". Be mindful of the printer margins on your paper when cutting. Score each side a 2 1/8" x 2 1/8". Cut the vertical sides to create your flaps. Score again to create crisp edges and glue box together.

For the bottom box you will cut at 8" x 8". Then score at 2" on each side. Repeat the same steps as above. Put the two sides together and wa-lah you have completed your box!

I purchased a gift bow and hollowed out the center until I found the layer that I wanted it to be. Does that make sense? Notice from the side view it looks like a regular bow. But from the top, it's shows the cute tag snuggled in nicely.

Have fun with your one of a kind box of love!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - December Membership
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Scallop set
McGill 2 1/8" circle punch
McGill 1 7/8" circle punch
Martha Stewart storing board

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful.And what a clever idea with the bow.