Today I am hosting Tutorial Monday over at Digital Delights To make my cute little box just follow these easy directions! I used Graphic 45 Oriental Cardstock. It took about a half a sheet of 12x12 cardstock. I put tea bags in mine, but candy also makes a nice treat and Giradelli Chocolates fit in perfectly! I colored and shaded my flower image with Tim Heltz Distressed Markers. Super Easy and loads of fun!
one 31/2" x 7 3/4" piece of cardstock
one 6 1/2" x 7" piece of cardstock (coordinating)
Martha Stewart or any other scoring tool
Strong adhesive tape or glue (I use fabric tac by Beacon)
25 " piece of ribbon
1 1/4 circle or tag punch
Stamps (I used Flower Set by Digital Delights)
Additional cardstock and embellishements to decorate the front.
Step by Step
Place 3 1/2 x 7 3/4" piece of cardstock in your scorer.
Score at 3 1/2"
Score at 4 1/4
Prefold both score lines.
Line the 6 1/2" side of the coordinating cardstock piece up with the top of the scorer
Score at 1/2"
Score same coordinating cardstock at 3 1/2"
Prefold your score lines. Apply fabric tac (glue) or strong tape to inside of 1/2" strip
Fold over top flap (with glue) and adhere to folded edge
Score sleeve at 3 5/8"
Turn sleeve 180 degrees, score again at 3 5/8"
Prefold fold lines
Slide your cardstock partially into the 1 1/4" punch. Center and punch
This will make it easier to take the tea\bag or candy out of the holder later.
Punch both ends of cardstock sleeve
Glue edge of cardstock sleeve
Glue edge down to outside coordinating piece(piece that was finished first and set aside)
Insert tea bags or Giradelli chocolates
Glue down ribbon on edge of cover
Decorate the front as desired and tie ribbon