Special thanks to my favorite crafty Dutch pal, Hetty Sanders, for helping us launch the blog hop.
Without further ado, I've had a prototype of this project on my desk since the end of December. Cute, isn't it?
I thought it might be fun to do with the Up, Up and Away Unmounted FontArt.
You could make this in a pinch if you were desperate for a last-minute gift. I always seem to be in that situation. You?
So, easy steps. I'm not even going to sketch this out for you. You'll be fine. But I've got a couple of good assembly tips for 'ya.
1. Start with a 12x12" sheet of Up, Up & Away printed paper. Hold it on edge to determine the grain direction. Which way does it dip the deepest?
2. Use your favorite tool to score the paper vertically at 1/2, 1-3/4, 3 and 4-1/4". Score horizontally at 1.5 and 10.5".
5. If you're still in the mood, keep stamping! I added a second border stamped in Lagoon ink, and some balloons in Orchid ink. No need to stamp onto the 1/2" scored area. It will be tucked away.
6. Ready for some freestyle cutting? Use a scissors to remove the two 1/2 x 1-1/2" corners created by the intersecting score lines. Then cut along the three remaining long score lines from the outside edges to the intersecting score. This will create three tabs.
7. Next, snip away about half of the first and third tabs on each side.
9. Punch a hole into the four remaining long tabs.
11. Rather than try to form the box at this point, simply turn the paper over and fold up the 1/2" tab with the adhesive exposed. Then, simply fold the paper in half so that the edges line up.
12. Form the shape of the box.
15. Close the tabs with a ribbon. Or a twist tie. Or whatever else you can think of. But first, put something fun inside.
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