Whimsy Stamps ~ Sensational Sunday Digital Team Tutorial

Whimsy friends,
welcome back to another Digital Team Tutorial!
We have the lovely Sandra Peterson sharing a tutorial with us today
and I absolutely LOVE what she's chosen to do!
Check out this stunning creation!

I'll hand the post over to Sandra now
to share her fabulous tutorial with you...

Hi crafty friends, it is Sandra from the Digital Divas here today showing you a gorgeous
star folded gift box you can perfectly use for wrapping up some of your Christmas gifts.

Materials needed:

2 sheets of cardstock in 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
Cardstock for the bottom of your box 
Score board 
Crop-A-Dile or something similar to punch holes in paper
Ribbon, Ribbon Bow, Embellishments...

This is a sketch you can use as an overview

Score on the long side at 2" / 4" / 6" / 8"

Turn paper and score on the short side at 2 1/2" and 5"

Score a diagonal line as shown above

Score another diagonal line as shown

Score a straight line from the top of your cardstock to the the point
where the other 2 scored lines you did before cross

Cut the cardstock at the bottom and cut off the marked paper as shown in the pic

It should look like this

Fold all straight scored lines

Fold all diagonal scored lines

Fold the straight line above the 2 diagonal folds, it should look like a roof with an antenna

Do all the steps for the remaining 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" piece of cardstock again 
You´ll have 2 identical pieces of folded cardstock now

Glue the flaps of one piece of cardstock and stick it to the second piece of cardstock

After that it looks like this

Now it is time to add the design paper
Cut 8 pieces in 2 1/4 " x 1 3/4" and glue them to your box

Cut 8 pieces in 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" from your Design Paper

Draw diagonal lines on the back of the paper pieces as shown in the pic

Cut the paper
You'll get 4 pieces out of 1

You need 8 small triangles and 16 larger triangles


Glue them to the box

Put glue to the remaining flap of your box and close it by putting one side above the other side


Your box will look like that

Top of the box

Bottom of your box

You need to punch holes in the top flaps of your box so you can pull some ribbon to close it through

Punch a hole in the middle of your flap as the arrow in the pic shows it

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch all the holes

Now it is time to add a bottom (inside/outside) to your box
Take some cardstock of your choice and the compass/dividers
and draw 2 circles with a radius of 2 1/4" each and cut them out.
You could also use the largest die from the
as it is the right size at 5" in diameter.

Glue one to the bottom (outside) of your box

Glue the second to the bottom of the inside of your box

Pull the ribbon of your choice through the punched holes, tighten the ribbon and close your box

Add some embellishments or just a ribbon bow for decoration to your box and you're done!

I hope you had a lot of fun crafting with my tutorial and I would love to see what you make! 
So show all your boxes on Instagram and/or the Whimsy Facebook Group and tag me so I can have a look!
Have a great crafty day.
Hugs, Sandra

Thank you so much to our lovely Sandra!
What a fantastic tutorial and a perfect box for gift giving this Christmas.
Now we just need to convince Sandra to show us how to tie those magnificent bows!

We will be back next week with our final post for November.
I know, I know, Christmas is scarily close now! I'm in craft overdrive!
Remember, if you make your own version of this fantastic gift box from Sandra's tutorial,
be sure to come and share it with Sandra and us all in the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Group.
Hugs and happy crafting from Sandra, me and all the
Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Divas!


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