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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Learn How To Make Paper Boxes for All Occasions  
   
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Paper Box Class

Seed PacketGift Card HolderPaper BoxConePyramid BoxCrimped Edge ConeFry BoxGift Box #1Mini BagTrapezoid BoxTempting TemplateTake Out Box

We all have parties - birthdays, Christmas, wedding showers, baby showers and more.   Now we don’t do favors for all parties but some.  Want to wow them with favor containers?? Want to give a gift at a party in something personally made instead of something bought at a store?? Want to include something creative that they can keep and use for something else when the gift is gone?? Well here we go.  Boxes, bags and cones that you can use to fill with stuff.  Something you can give in a creative way.

We will start with the more simple things and go from there.  I will be doing most of the items with both paper scrapbook stuff and digital scrapbook stuff and will include the supplies for each project as well as a list at the end.  In the end you will have many options for parties or anything else you want to give them for.

A few things to know and remember:
1. It is best to cut down your paper to printer size and print the template directly on the paper. This way you have all the lines you need for cutting and folding
2. You will cut on solid lines and score on dotted lines.
3. You want to use a good adhesive so that the boxes stay together.
4. Most of these projects will work best with a double sided paper. That way you have a design or color inside and out.


Seed Packet

This is very simple and takes very little time.
Template: http://www.jersgirl.com/templates/seedpack_jersgirl.jpg
Digital Template: ACOT #501-9002877 - Printable Seed Packet/Envelope Template by Di Hickman


Paper Supplies: ACOT #313-00445 - Fancy Pants Potpourri Paper


Digital Kit: ACOT # 328-9005053 – Love Birds by Amy Teets




Step 1: Print template on back of desired paper
Step 2: Cut on solid lines
Step 3: Fold on dotted line (or at corners where they would be a line)


Step 4: Fold bottom flap in



Step 5: Fold one side over and tape or glue to the bottom flap



Step 6: Fold other side over and tape/glue to first flap



At this point you can decorate it however you would like on the front.

Be sure to have a way to close the flap.
Here are the 2 finished ones:


Gift Card Holder Digital Template:

ACOT #396-9004219 – Gift Card Holder Template by Sweet Cherry Designs



Paper Supplies:

ACOT #38-02522 – Bo Bunny Grease Monkey Paper


Digital Kit:

ACOT # 351-9004693 – Pear Extraordinaire by Bella Gypsy


Step 1

: Print template lines on the paper.


Note

: This is one of those projects that using a double sided paper would be best.

 

You can also print on both sides of the paper for the digital one. Just don’t print the lines on both sides – just one.


Step 2

: Cut along cut lines




Step 3

: Fold on fold lines




Step 4

: Cut small slit for tab to fit in


Step 5

: Decorate

here are my finished ones

 


Paper Box


Paper Supplies: ACOT #421-00460 – Cosmo Cricket School’s Out Paper



ACOT # 162-01647 – Bazzill Beeswax Cardstock



ACOT # 162-10384- Bazzill Jacaranda Cardstock

Digital Kit: ACOT # 38-9005074 – What A Zoo By Becki Kress

 



Step 1: Cut paper into desired size square (I used 11 x 11)
Step 2: On back of paper draw an X
Step 3: Start with one corner and fold up to center of X and crease then fold the paper again up to the line.

Do this on all 4 corners – this will leave a block pattern on the paper



Step 4: On 2 opposite side cut in 2 squares across and 2 squares deep.


Step 5: Sides with triangle flaps, fold in and tape/glue on both sides.


Step 6: Fold in triangle flaps on both sides – overlapping and gluing – you will now have the look of a box with extra parts



Step 7: Fold and tape the extra flaps into the box





Step 8: Do this same thing for the bottom of the box but cutting the square a little more than ¼” smaller.
Step 9: Decorate

 

now there are lots of different ways to do the cones. I have given one template here and then for the other you just need a half circle
 


Cone


Template: Half Circle

http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/pdf2/gift_cones.pdf
Paper Supplies: ACOT #305-09777 – KI Memories Girly Girl Multi Stripe Paper



Digital Kit: ACOT #333-9004531 – Elliot by Kim Hill


 




 


Pillow Box


Template:
http://www.jersgirl.com/templates/pillowbox_jersgirl.jpg

Paper Supplies: ACOT #262-61022 – We R Memory Keepers Newman Paper

Digital Kit: ACOT #480-9004912 – And Many More by Danielle Young



I really like this one







I found it easier to place one hand one each side of the folded box and use my fingernail on the inside and my finger on the outside to score the curve part

 


Pyramid Box


Template:
http://www.paperandmore.com/quick-tips/article/pyramid-box-template.html

Paper Supplies: ACOT #151-02951 – Heidi Grace Ribbons of Love Paper

Digital Kit: ACOT # 538-9005090 – Sassy Princess by Becki Kress


these are very simple







this one is so much easlier than I was thinking but you will need a paper crimper
 


Crimped Edge Cone


Paper Supplies:
ACOT #419-00502 – Moxxie Slumber Party Paper


ACOT #166-50911 – Pebbles Inc. Happily

start with a rectangle and fold in half long ways and tape or glue the open side together



tape one end closed


then you would fill before taping the other end closed but you are gonna make the close go the opposite direction


now all you have to do is crimp the ends

 


Fry Box


Template:
http://www.jersgirl.com/templates/frybox_jersgirl.jpg

Paper Supplies: ACOT #166-50906 – Pebbles Inc Together Paper


Digital Kit: ACOT # 351-9004690



– Doodle Me Happy by Bella Gypsy
I love this one and I think it would be great if you are giving a fast food resturant gift card














Now i'm not giving alot of written instruction here but most of these once you print the template they will either tell you or they are very simple.

i have 5 more items and these next 2 i only have digital templates for. But don't let that stop you. Even if you don't do digital you can still use digital templates.
 


Gift Box #1


Digital Template: ACOT #501-9004740 – Gift Box #1 by Di Hickman


Paper Supplies: ACOT #421-00452 – Cosmo Cricket Sunday Paper



ACOT # 421-00487- Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday CS Stickers


Digital Kit:
ACOT #488-9004641 – Feeling Happy by Julie Bullock











 


Mini Bag


Digital Template: ACOT #501-9002875 – Printable Mini Bag by Di Hickman


Paper Supplies: ACOT #38-02167 – Bo Bunny It’s My Party Day


Digital Kit:ACOT # 515-9004892 – Sweet Dreams by Little Mrs. Liz Designs



this is another of the digital ones but still very simple and very cute. Put a little tissue in them (I didn't have any) and it will look great.













 


Trapezoid Box


Template:
http://www.paperandmore.com/quick-tips/article/trapezoid-box-template.html

Paper Supplies: ACOT #412-00466 – Cosmo Cricket Mischievous Max


This one is really need and easy. Don't forgot to punch your wholes for the ribbon








 

This one is much easier than you would think and really cute
 


Tempting Template


Template:
http://www.stampington.com/html/tempting_template_rnddbox.html

Paper Supplies: ACOT #205-09764 – KI Memories Family Tree Neighbors



Digital Kit: ACOT # 333-9004666 – Slumber Party by Kim Hill












 

 


ok ladies here is the last one and let me tell you it almost drove me nuts but I got it. So take your time and done give up
 

Take Out Box


Template: http://www.paperandmore.com/quick-tips/article/takeout-box.html
Paper Supplies:  ACOT #199-31835 – Chatterbox Fabulous Buttons Paper









 

ok that is all i have for the class. I hope that you got some great ideas and when you get some done let me know so I can check them out. I will start on the article soon but until then you have the treat with things. Thank you for joining me today.

 


Posted by mkcdaisy