Today was my sweet girl's 7th birthday party! That's her with the popcorn she was munching stuffed into her cheeks so she could smile for the picture! (giggle - like mother, like daughter!)
We did two crafts - one of which was a Mother's Day present. Of course, late last night I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool to have the girls stamp a box to put the gift in right away?" Honestly, wouldn't it be nice if these "great ideas" would happen a little sooner? Okay - so I would have procrastinated it anyway...lol! So I put out a post to my super-fabulous Sudsol sisters and got the directions for the easiest box ever! It literally took me MINUTES to cut and half prepare four of these little 3" x 5" boxes.
How easy is it? I'm glad you asked! :)
It's sooooo easy, that....(I'm dating myself here)
For the BOX BASE, cut a 5" x 7" piece of cardstock. Score at 1" on all four sides. Use the Paper Snips, and cut along one score line only to the next next score line (1") to create a small flap that will fold in and be adhered to make a box corner. Repeat on all four corners. If you plan to stamp the base, do so now, before you create the corners! (It's hard to stamp a 3-d item, I know from experience! lol) Adhere the corners, and Voila! your base is done.
For the BOX TOP, cut a 5 1/8" x 7 1/8" piece of card stock or Designer Paper, and repeat the above steps. After I scored and snipped this piece, I then cut 1/4" off each side, so that after the top is assembled, the base color would show once the lid is on the box. ENJOY!