Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Triangular Gift Box Tutorial

Welcome to the ODBD Blog!  Many of you have asked about these cute little Triangular Gift Boxes that we have had on display in our Booth at recent stamp shows.  Today we are excited to have Elizabeth Whisson share her tutorial on how she created these gift boxes using ODBD Products.

Triangular Gift Box Tutorial

List of Supplies:
ODBD Stamp sets: Mini Tag Sentiments
ODBD Paper Collection:  Shabby Rose 
Plain Cardstock (I used Bazzill heavyweight card stock)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Weathered Wood
Other: Approximately 20” piece of ribbon (I used seam binding),brad, adhesive half pearls, Scoring tool/board, die cutting machine, adhesive (double sided tape and/or glue), pencil, eraser, ruler, scissors/craft knife, paper trimmer, sponge, foam mat, stylus, foam tape, hole punch.

Cut plain card stock: 7-1/8” x 6-3/4
With the 7-1/8” side going across ways (left to right), mark a vertical pencil line 1” in from either side.

Make a pencil mark at 1-3/8”, 3-3/8” and 5-3/8” along both of the lines you just drew.

Place your card stock on a piece of scrap paper (adhere with a small piece of blutac or removable tape if required). On one of the lines, find the half way point (1”) in the bottom 2” section. Measure out 2” from the line onto the scrap piece of paper and place a dot. Draw a line from the top of the 2” section to the dot and the bottom of the 2” section to the dot to make a triangle (red lines in image below). Repeat on the other side.

Add tabs to the triangle sections. These do not have to be exact. I measured approximately ¾” for the top tabs and ½” for the bottom sections.

Cut all around the outside.

Score all lines (see image below) and erase all pencil lines. (Don’t erase pencil lines from scrap paper – you will need these later.)

Cut ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection: one piece 1-7/8” x 5”, two pieces 1-2/8” x 5” and two pieces to fit the end pieces (you can use the scrap piece of paper from before as a guide). Optional: Sponge the edges of the DP.

 Adhere ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection pieces to card base. If the DP is “one way up” ensure you adhere it the right way around (see image below).

Measure in from edges and down/up from score line 3/8” and place pencil dots. Punch holes using a hole punch or similar. 

These will be the holes you thread the ribbon through later.

Fold along all score lines.

Diecut ODBD Beautiful Borders from ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection. Cut a small amount off either end to make the same length as the gift box. Optional: Sponge edges. Adhere to front flap of gift box.

Diecut hole in front flap using smallest circle die from ODBD Circle Ornaments dies. Don’t run the whole box through the die cutting machine, just the front flap to diecut the hole. You may need to run it through a few times as it is cutting through three layers.

Note: check the size of your brad with the hole by diecutting the hole in a scrap piece of paper first.

Fold box and use hole you just made as a guide to make a mark on the bottom section where the brad will go. Attach brad to box leaving a small gap on the front side to allow room for the thickness of the front flap when box is closed.
Note: If your box does not fold closed correctly so the end pieces are flush with the width of the gift box, trim a wider angle on the tabs.

Place double sided tape / glue on front left and right tabs and assemble box.

Note: Do not adhere back left and right tabs – these are left unattached to allow the box to open enough to place gifts inside.

Decorate the front of the box how you like.

I’ve diecut foliage using ODBD Fancy Foliage dies and flowers (I used five) using the smallest die from ODBD Ornamental Crosses dies from ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection. To give the flowers some dimension – place them on a foam mat and use a stylus to rub over each of the petals from both sides a few times. Cut foliage piece in half to use on left and right side of front flap. Adhere to front of gift box. I also added adhesive pearls the flower centers.

Diecut tag using ODBD Mini Tags Dies from ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection. Stamp sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Sentiments. Optional: sponge edges. Adhere to front of gift box using foam tape. You can “hang” the mini tag onto one of the swirl parts of the foliage piece.

Cut a piece of ribbon to approximately 20” long. Thread through the holes and tie ends together on the inside of the box.

Place gifts in your triangular gift box and keep closed using the brad.

Additional views of the finished Triangular Gift Box

Elizabeth also created a video tutorial on how she created her beautiful gift boxes!

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your fabulous tutorial with us today!  If you use Elizabeth's tutorial to create your own Triangular Gift Boxes, be sure to leave us a link or post your gift boxes on our Facebook page so that we can see what you created!

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Memaw said...

I want to thank you so much for the toturial on the beautiful gift box. I love your stamps and all the inspiration you give us.

Angella D. Crockett said...

AWESOME tutorial, Elizabeth!!! The treat box is sooooooo beautiful!!!! I love the colors and gorgeous details....the heart brad is a fantastic idea!! HUGS!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous tutorial, thanks for sharing!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Elizabeth, first of all, it was delightful to hear your sweet voice! What a wonderful tutorial and a GORGEOUS and darling gift box! I love it! Thank you for your time, creativity, and artistry, sweet friend! Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

I saved this for a time I could sit and watch it and am now just watching it, Wow this is just gorgeous and a great video tutorial too!! Great way of showing off all the dies and beautiful paper!