Funds being over stretched as ever, I wanted a way to present a little gift to neighbours without it costing the earth. So I measured the size of a cake case and designed the box around that. This will also fit standard size individual mince pies so will be ideal for little treats for Christmas too. If you make handmade jewellery or want to give neighbours a few sweets to know they are thought of, these boxes are ideal.
You Will Need
- A4 cardstock 260 gsm or above. You can also use 12 x 12″ if you prefer
- Scoring board, I’m using a Scor It board.
- Steel Ruler
- Scoring Tool
- Cutting Mat
- Bone Folder
- PVA glue
- Brush or scrap of sturdy card (white or pearlised to prevent colour transfer)
- Decorative ribbon to co-ordinate with your card
- Topper of you choice (or you can emboss off cut card to decorate the panels of the box)
This is a simple project but it will be much easier to show you how to create it with a video.
Part 1: Card size and Score Lines
Part 2. Assembly and Finishing
In the film I was demonstrating with printer paper for high contrast. For your own box I’d advise cardstock of 250 gsm or above. The boxes look superb made in pearl cardstock such as Centura Pearl available from Crafters Companion.
If you have a cardstock friendly printer, why not design your own background patters with Craft Artist or your favorite crafting CD. For your first box, start with plain card, just to get the hang of where all the folds appear on the box. Once you know your way around use your favorite patterned card.
Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon