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 bird-basket-tutorial-photo-13.jpg Good Afternoon Ya’ll….

I need a twelve step program.   I am officially obsessed with boxes and bags.   I love giving gifties to my friends and family and am always looking for a new way to ‘package’ those gifts.   Combined with my love for paper, well.. you can see where this is going.

So, I was blog hopping and SCS surfing and came across this little container here.   It is really cute, but I thought I could make it a bit easier, so I did!   I still give full credit to the blog owner (Creations by Corie), but I take a little credit for the simplified design.

Here is what I did:

Step 1:   Cut two pieces of cardstock (I used Night of Navy) 7 inches x 5 1/2 inches.   Score on all sides at 2 inches.  Cut as shown below.    Using sticky tape, create your two box bottoms.


Step 2:   Cut two pieces of cardstock (again I used Night of Navy) 2 15/16 inches x 7 inches.  Cut two pieces of designer paper 2 15/16 inches x 5 inches.   Adhere designer paper  to cardstock as show.

Step 3:   Using your desired ‘handle’ punch (I used the designer label punch), punch through each of your stand up pieces.   To line them up, I first punched one, then traced the shape onto the second to assure proper alignment.


Step 4:  Put sticky tape on the back of your stand up pieces  and adhere to inside of boxes.


Step 5:  Using sticky tape, adhere the two pieces back to back.


Decorate as desired!


Fill  with goodies and voila…. quick gift!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great night!!

5 Responses to “A Little Box of Pampering”

  1. on 04 Jan 2009 at 13:06Marisa

    Thanks for the instruction, Holly. This is a wonderful little box. It’s amazing how something so simple to make can look so wonderful as a gift. Great job.

  2. on 04 Jan 2009 at 17:28Judy (StampingQueenJAR)

    You are the box master!! I think I have made one in my whole life! Can you come over and play?

  3. on 05 Jan 2009 at 17:32Corie Foster

    WOW — this is fantastic. Your instructions are so much easier!!

  4. on 27 Jan 2009 at 02:07Camille

    Great, easy to follow tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  5. on 11 Apr 2009 at 04:03KelliJo

    Thanks Holly!!! I’m ALL over it….totally simple for even me!!!!

    You da bestest…. 🙂

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