My daughter Kayleigh had bought a set of Mr & Mrs Keyrings for her best friends wedding in October but the box they came in was really cheap and tacky. I couldn’t let her use the tacky box so I offered to make a ‘Book Style’ box for her to put the keyrings in instead.
My M.E. has got worse and for months I have been struggling with Chronic Pain/Fatigue and partway through making the box I had to take some timeout to rest and relax. After a few weeks of rest I have now finished the box and I’m so chuffed with it I wanted to share it with you.
Outer Sleeve/Wrap – Very Vanilla cardstock 8-3/4″ x 4″. Score the short side at 1-5/8″ rotate 180 degrees and score again at 1-5/8″ (by scoring it this way it ensures both the top and bottom are the same size).
The Very Vanilla ribbon I used has sadly now retired but you can use any ribbon you have in your stash. I attached the ribbon with Tear and Tape and to give the box a more professional look (to hide the ribbon on the top section) I glued another piece of 8-3/4″ x 1-5/8″ Very Vanilla cardstock.
Reinforced Tray – Very Vanilla cardstock 11-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Score at 3/4″ & 1-1/2″ on all 4 sides. Fold along the score lines and burnish well.
The picture below shows which sections of the cardstock need removing to make the 4 tabs for the reinforced tray and which panels to stamp on if you would like to add a stamped border to the front and sides of the tray. If your stamped image is directional the 2 arrows show which direction to stamp your image.
I used my Embossing Buddy before embossing the gorgeous flower border from the Floral Phrases stamp set with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder. I found Tear and Tape was the best adhesive to use when putting the tray together and I used Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the tray to the base of the outer sleeve/wrap.
Tray Insert – Very Vanilla cardstock 9-7/16″ x 2-1/2″. Score at 1/2″ on all 4 sides.
The Sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set. This was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder.
Matting and Layering
8-5/8″ x 1-1/2″ Gold cardstock. 8-1/2″ x 1-3/8″ Very Vanilla cardstock.
3-5/8″ x 1-1/8″ Gold cardstock. 3-1/2″ x 1″ Very Vanilla cardstock
Thank you for visiting my blog today, if you have time to leave a comment I would love to hear from you. I have listed the products I used to make the box below. When I was making the box I didn’t have enough Stampin’ Up! Gold Foil and had to use something else.
Have yourself some crafting fun.
* When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock. I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made. When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock. *