As you know, I returned home from a family reunion/vacation recently, so I had just enough time yesterday to put this little designer purse candy/gift box together for you as my DT project:
Isn't it cute?!!! The leather-look paper I believe I purchased some time ago from Michael's but I'm not absolutely sure as I've have had it for a while.
I'll show you how I made the box using the sample template pictures below. I wasn't sure how this box was going to turn out, so I did mine from the first dry run (which I think came out great) but didn't do a step-by-step while I was doing it, so I've prepared this demonstration on how to complete the box. First, I began by designing my cut.file in Design Studio and cutting out the template on my Expression:
Next I flipped the template over and folded it into the box shape along the score lines. I made broken lines on the picture below to represent the fold lines (where the folds are made) and is the inside of the box:
After folding along the fold lines, I added adhesive to the outside top side tab, aligned it evenly with the inside of the opposite side edge of the box, and adhered it in place:
I then folded up the bottom panels and glued them together in place. To finish the box, I aligned the top flap over the rounded sides of the box:
To keep the flap of my box shut I added self-sticking magnetic snaps for the box closure (you can use velcro or whatever you like), and here's the completed box sample:
Here's a picture of the magnetic snaps, just in case you're interested in them:
You can decorate your box as a purse candy/gift box and add handles as I have, or decorate and embellish it as a pirate's box, or even as man's toolbox -- it has quite a few use-options with using just a little imagination!
The cut.file was done using the George cartridge and is available along with the Gypsy converted file at the end of this post; however, please let me know if you don't have that cart and I'll do whatever I can to make this available for you to use, if you'd like -- just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Oh..., if you make this box, I'd love to see what you did with it!!!
I hope you like my candy/gift box!!! Thanks for stopping by, and ...
I'll be seeing you!