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Friday 24 May 2019

Thinking Outside the Box Hop - It's been a while

For the Thinking Outside the Box blog hop today we are sharing different versions of a folded box in that I mean a box with a fold over top.  I've made a simple box of Smarties look much more than just a simple box of Smarties.

To make this box you'll need two pieces of card stock, I used thick whisper white.  The first piece makes an open box for the Smarties to stand in and the second creates the fold over lid/flap.

Part 1 the box   - cut a piece of card 3 1/4" x 9" .  On the  long side score at 1 1/4", 4 1/4", 5 1/2" and 81/2".  On the short side score @ 1 1/4"

Part two the lid - cute a piece of card 3" x 8 1/4". On the long side score @ 4" and 5 1/4"

If you wish to stamp on either of these pieces now is the time to do it. I used the soon to be launched Sailing Home Stampin' Up! set using Sahara Sand ink and the anchor stamp.  I stamped all over the outside of both pieces of card.

Make an open ended box with the first piece as shown.  You'll see I couldn't decide on colours so this box is Sahara Sand card with Night of Navy stamping.

The flap is then added to the back of the box sticking the longer end of the flap leaving it to go up the back of the sweet/candy container once they are put in the box and then the flap folds over the top at the score lines.

Before putting the sweets into the box I used some coordinating Come Sail Away designer series paper to disguise the sweet container.  I also stamped the anchor on both pieces before sticking to the sweet container.
Once you have your gift inside the box you can bring over the flap and secure it with bakers twine or ribbon.  I've also used the topper that I created to stop the flap from flipping out, but be sure not to stick it over the twine so that the twine can be slid up the box to open easily without damaging the packaging.

For the topper I used a diecut from the Smooth Sailing Dies in Night of Navy card stock, added a stamped compass to which I had added a copper foil needle from the same dies and a copper brad.  I also stamped and heat embossed in copper the simple thanks message.  These would make nice thank you treats for teachers, co-workers or neighbours.  You could adjust the measurements to suit whatever treats you buy.

The new catalogue will be going live on 4 June so if you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to browse a paper copy of the catalogue please do email me at to arrange for a copy to be sent to you.  In the meantime don't forget to visit the Stampin' Up! Shop to check out the retiring items before they are gone.

Now it's time to visit the other talented demonstrators around the globe and see what lovely box designs they have to share with you.  Next stop is Annette in The Netherlands.

Blog List
  1. Shannean Moncrieff
  2. Tanja Kolar
  3. Zoë Tant - You're here
  4. Annette Elias
  5. Dena Rekow
  6. Beate Wacker
  7. Aude Barbara
  8. Barb Stewart
  9. Fiona Carson


Furrbster said...

This is a great idea!

Hugz Tinz

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast said...

It is so nice to see that we used the same suite, but still made something so different! I love the colors you used and the beautiful embellishment on top of it!

Beate Wacker said...

I´m more and more in love with this sailingset! Thank you for this great project

Barb said...

I love this project! I absolutely adore the Sail away suite and I love what you did with it here!

Gift boxes with flap lids said...

Very cute boxes, and also has a vintage touch!