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Friday, March 19, 2010

Fun Friday - Bags, Boxes, Books and Chocolate!

Thanks for joining us for another "Fun Friday" project!  This week's project is a magical two for one.  How do you turn a card into a box?  Are you ready?'s the card.

This card uses the butterfly template from The Cutting Cafe. You can use just about ANY shaped card template to make a box.  I printed my template onto 110 lb. plain cardstock for the card base, then printed the shaped card front onto K&Co. Brenda Walton Chelsea Pink Glitter paper.  The antennae and body were printed separately and then glittered with Eggplant Art Institute glitter.  Now, here's the box!

Here's the recipe for turning any shaped card template into easy.

1. Print the shaped card template.

2.  Cut the template into two pieces.  They will become your front and back.  If desired, print and cut extra layers for decorating.

3.  Here's the magic box part.....Know in advance what you want to put in your box.  I wanted the flexibility to fill with candy or small travel sizes (Bath and Body type) of soap and/or lotion so I've found that a 2" wide finished width is about right.  You can make yours bigger or smaller. 

I cut my cardstock 3" x 11".     Measure your template across the bottom where you want your base to sit.  My example here is 31/2" across the base.  Score. (dark lines added for easier visibility)
4.  Measure from one scored edge to where you want the top of your box to sit.  Trim each side equally if necessary, then score a 1/2" line down the length of each side.  (this is a sample center width is 2").  Use your scissors to snip each side to the scored line.

Add a tacky tape (Scor-Tape or Redline) to each section.  You should have 3 taped edges on each side.
Apply the bottom edge to one side of your box then up each side.  Repeat on the second side.

A perfect little gift set for a special friend! The butterfly template, tag and card sentiment are courtesy of  The Cutting Cafe.  The handle was made with a Martha Stewart border punch and butterflies are Martha Stewart punches. 
Here's to a creative and Fun Friday!



  1. geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee......this is the prettiest ever charlene...your the best...hugs

  2. Charlene, that little box is so beautiful!!! Love the butterfly!! Awesome technique!!!

  3. Adorable! Great tutorial and blog.

  4. Just love it Charlene! Good tutorial. I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!

  5. Adorable project, love the butterfly!



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