Monday, February 10, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Ghirardelli Chocolate Box

I knew I wanted to make these cute little boxes for my Lots of Love Stampin' Buffet and they were a big hit.  There are various versions of this box all over the Blogosphere but I did have to tweak the measurements to fit two of the Ghirardelli chocolate squares in the box.

Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver.  Stamps: Fabulous Phrases.  Big Shot: Heart Collection Framelits.  Accessories: Envelope Punch Board and Silver 1/8" Ribbon.
I was hoping to have time to make a photo tutorial of these boxes, but I knew if you were all waiting for me to do that, it might be well after Valentines day before it happened. If you have a working knowledge of the envelope punch board, you shouldn't have any trouble following these simple steps.  If you don't know how to use your envelope punch board yet, you can find a video that shows you exactly how to do it on the Stampin' Up! You Tube Channel.  So here are the basics for the box:
  • Start with a piece of cardstock 5-1/4" square.
  • Place the cardstock on the envelope punch board at 2" and punch and score
  • Move the cardstock over to the 3" mark and punch and score again (so you'll have two punches and score lines on each side of the cardstock to make a box).
  • Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees and line up the notch with each score line and punch and score
  • Repeat on each side of the cardstock
  • Round the top and bottom points of your box
  • To put the window in your box, use a framelit. Here I used the second smallest heart.  (Hint: the box will only fit through the big shot if your heart is at a 45 degree angle.)
  • Cut the corner notches out of the box
  • Fold along all score lines
  • Put adhesive on the bottom outside edge of each of the side pieces
  • Fold and adhere your box together
  • Decorate and embellish as you choose.
These don't have to just be for Valentines.  They would be a cute favor for a wedding or shower and could be decorated any number of ways. I can't wait to see what you make with them.

If you don't already have an Envelope Punch Board, contact me today to get one ordered just for you or head on over to my online store.  There are endless projects you can make with this board beyond just envelopes and boxes so you really do need one for your


Yapha said...

Adorable!! Thank you for the detailed instructions, too!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing the instructions too!

Tanya Boser said...

Oh, wow! Thanks for the tute~!