Monday, 1 June 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board

We all got very excited 18 months ago over the Envelope punch board. Lots of clever people and me came up with ways of using it to make boxes too, why spend the money for something that does one thing, right?

We then got excited last September for the Gift Box punch board, which made really cute no glue cube boxes. Very handy for the gift giving season.

Well, I squealed when I saw the latest edition to the punch board family, which had been made for Stampin' Up! Oh yes, we're getting the Gift Bag punch board. Which makes bags from paper measuring 10" x  4" (finished bag is 2" deep x 2 3/4" x 2 3/4") up to 12" x 12" (finished bag is 2" deep x 10 3/4" high x 3 3/4 wide).

Looking on Pinterest, I'd seen a box with a flip top lid made using this very board. There were no instructions so I thought "I can work that out myself". 

So, here's my version of the flip top lid style box, using the Gift Bag punch board. I did 2 different ones, the medium and large boxes have tabs at the side of the lid to tuck in, and the little one just has the front flap.

The one with the front flap is the easiest to make, but they are all straight forward for anyone who is used to measuring, scoring and cutting just up to score lines.

I'm recording a video of this in the morning, so please check out my YouTube channel tomorrow afternoon.

Keen eyes would have spotted the new designer series paper that I've used. It's Bohemian and is out tomorrow!

We'll be using the punch board at my launch parties on Wednesday, if you live near WA5, why not join us?

That's all for today, off to the day job for me!

Happy crafting!

(eta... I've figured out how the other one I saw was made and it's way easier! but is for short wide boxes rather than tall thin boxes. I'll show both in the video)

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