The end-of-the-school-year is almost upon us! Hi there WeR friends, Shellye McDaniel here with a fun sort of “explosion” gift box that you can fill with loads of goodies for a teacher! I’m using the Template Studio Starter Kit along with the Mint Designer Poster Board and the Gift Box template that comes with the Starter Kit.
To begin, I cut the poster board down to the correct measurement for the 7X7X7 gift box. The poster was then placed onto the tri-fold mat and the cutting/scoring guides were snapped into place as noted on the instruction card. After completely following the step-by-step instructions for the box, it was assembled and secured with high tack adhesive.
I decided to leave the top flaps open so that the box resembles more of an “explosion box” style. I traced around the flaps onto the Bouquet Patterned Paper from the “Flower Girl” Collection. The paper was then trimmed out and attached to each of the four flaps. I added some mini red pom-pom trim around the edges of the flaps to give the box extra detail.
Using the “Blossom DIY Party Honeycomb Pad” I cut a small section from the red honeycomb pad. Next, I cut the section into a semi-circle, adding a small indentation at the top. When the honeycomb paper was opened up, I had a 3”W X 2.5”H apple shape. I secured it to the front flap with glue and then added a paper straw for the stem.
I took a left-over piece of the poster board and cut a strip to measure 11”W X 5”H. Two flaps were made by scoring the strip 2” from both ends. The flaps were then adhered to the inside/center of the box. You will need to make adjustments depending on the width of your box.
Now to dress up the inside of the box! I used the Alphabet Punch Board and three sheets each of the powder blue and Kelly green from the “Basic Cardstock 3X5 Pad”. The letters Y, O and U were punched from both of the paper colors and then layered together with foam adhesive to give a ‘shadow’ effect. The letters were then adhered to a standard paper straw and then glued to the inner strip that we created in the step above.
I used various pieces from the “Flower Girl Collection” to embellish the alphabet letters and sticker letters to personalize it!
Fill the box with tissue paper or shredded paper and then add your treats. This particular size is great for holding larger items; again, just make adjustments depending on what sized box you’d like to end up with J
Template Studio Starter Kit
Mint Dot Designer Poster Board
Flower Girl Collection- 662873 Bouquet Paper; 662878 Wood Veneers; 662881 Sticker Sheet; 662879 Ephemera Pieces
DIY Party Honeycomb Pad-Blossom
Alphabet Punch Board
660897 Basic 3X5Cardstock Pad