Monday, March 20, 2017

Butterfly Box

Hello Stamping Friends!

I am on the Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing a tutorial using the awesome Butterfly Gift Box Die!!

I absolutely LOVE creating 3D projects, they make such special gifts!  And are so fun to fill with special little treasures!! 

I am going to share with you today, how to create these cute little boxes!

Grab a few supplies:
Die Cutting Machine
Stamps (Garden Phoebe for sentiment)

I decided to use a piece of pattern paper to create my box, which is from the Hugs and Kisses paper pad.  Grab two pieces of paper and ran them each through a die cut machine using the box die. 
Fold on appropriate scored lines!

It should look something like this:
Now begin assembling the box!  But before I started, I decided to ink the edges with Cherry Blossom ink first!

Attach the two die-cut box pieces together, by adding adhesive to the pattern side of the end tabs.
I circled the flap in the photo above to show where the tape goes, as it may be hard to tell in the photo.  Each end tab needs adhesive added to it to put the box together.

Then connect one adhesive tab to the other die cut piece, to look like this...

Then fold around the box and add the other flap to the inside, to complete the box...

Now to enclose the bottom!!  

For the bottom, add adhesive to the pattern side of two of the flaps across from each other and then to the non-pattern side of the opposite two!

As the photo shows, the adhesive pattern side is down already and the box is in a square shape.  Adhere them  to each other where they overlap and then fold the other two down.  
Set the box on your table and reach inside to push the flaps together more, if you like.

Oh so fun!!

Now to die cut the butterfly!!!  Like the other box I created previously, I decided to grab some glittery paper!!  As I love glitter!!

Die cut each butterfly piece once!
Use your scissors to slightly cut the slit open on each butterfly.

Add glue to the glittery side (the pretty side) of the rounded part of the die-cut butterfly. Adhere it to the inside of the box flap, lining it up so the slit is just above the top of the flap.
Do the same to the second wing, attaching it to the flap across from the flap the first butterfly is adhered to.

Hold the box so the front is facing you.   Then carefully run the back and front flaps (the ones without butterflies) in your fingers to give them a slight rounded bend, being careful not to crease the paper.
Then fold in the rounded back flap first, then the front.
Piece together the butterfly flaps, by bringing the left wing/flap above the right wing/flap and sliding the two slits into each other.

The finished top:
So fun!  So glittery!!  I love it!!

The box is perfect just the way it is, but if you'd like, you can add embellishments, images and/or sentiments to it!

Which is what I did!  I ended up die-cutting the banner from the Cool Tag Two Patterns Die Set!  I then stamped the 'you make me smile' sentiment from the Garden Phoebe stamp set in the center!
 I added a Gumdrop on each side of the sentiment!!

A cute package, sure to put a smile on someone's face!
I hope I have inspired you to create some of your own Butterfly Boxes!!  They are so easy to create with this die!!!

Have a lovely day!


Scrapper69 said...

Hi Kendra!! I'm finally back from my Spring Break/Vacation!!! Thought I would Pop in to see what I've missed all week! Such a pretty little box.. love the glittered butterfly! And WOW to all the other awesome projects you made while I was away! LOVE that cool Barn Shaped card.. and I'm totally lovin' that Hello scribble die card... I may have to re-create it! and what a sweet Layout of your precious daughter.. I think it's great you get a special girls day out with her... the memories she'll have with them is priceless! :) And your Favorite Peeps Treat box was adorable... another idea to store in the back of my brain! hahaha So glad to be back to blogging! Have a great day! :)

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