I hate the thought of wasting great papercrafting supplies, so I decided to make a project that uses some leftover pieces from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit. Here is what I came up with.
My video capabilities are a little on the fritz ever since my computer crashed several weeks ago, so instead I snapped a few photos of the process. I will do my best to break it down so that you can understand what I did to make the curved edges of this box lid.
First, I used the 4"x6" pre-cut pieces of DSP from the kit and used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score 1" from each edge. This is what you would normally do to make just about any box. Next, I used the new Envelope Punch Board to punch 1" from each side. Then you turn the DSP over and repeat the process. Now you should have eight indentions. Finally, I used some scissors to snip up to the 1" score mark on two of the opposite sides. You will place adhesive on the corners and fold it up to make your box. For the bottom of the box I repeated the process with a piece of 5"x7" Chocolate Chip card stock. I scored it just a "smidge" more than 1-1/2" from each edge so that the box bottom would fit inside of the lid. I didn't want the box bottom to have the rounded edges, so I skipped the step with the Envelope Punch Board.
This is what the box looks like from the side. I really like the unique corners that you get by adding in the step with the Envelope Punch Board. It only takes an extra minute to give your boxes a custom look like this and it is really easy to do.
To learn more about how I created the flower embellishment, check out this earlier post. Here is one more look from the side. I hope you enjoy your long weekend (at least some of you). Be sure to show your appreciation this Veteran's Day to anyone you know who has served our country in the military! Remember, freedom isn't free! :)