After making this gable box last week, I've had so many requests for measurements, I thought I'd show you today how to make a few gable boxes of different sizes.The challenge this week at The Paper Players is "Anything Goes" so I guess this fits the bill 🙂
I'm going to show you the step-by-step for the smallest one, which is the snowflake one shown below, then I'll give you measurements for the others and you'll know what to do with them k? This box probably looks really big here, but in real life the whole thing is only 2" wide and 4-1/4" tall, perfect for some little candies or other treats.
Now for the instructions…I like to make my gable boxes using two pieces of card stock, no matter how big my box is going to be…that's because it makes it easier for me to make the handle part. So, for the smallest one, you'll need two pieces of card stock, each measuring 4 x 5-1/2". Cut and score them both to match this template (cut on solid lines, score on dotted lines, the gray portions will be cut off):
*tip – click on the image of the template to enlarge it in a separate screen
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Card stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1/2" Circle Punch
When you've cut and scored both pieces of card stock to match the template, it should look like this:
I cut the bottom flaps at an angle to make them easier to fold in without getting caught up on the edge of the box.
*tip – if you want to punch your "handle" in the top of both pieces, do it before the next step. Once the two sides are adhered together, you may have a tough time fitting a punch in as far as you'd like to, depending on the size of the box.
Next, apply Sticky Strip as shown below (only apply Sticky Strip to one piece of card stock!):
Next, line up the sides one at a time, and adhere the sticky strip side over the un-sticky strip side…don't think that's even a word, but you get the idea right??? Your box will look like this:
Here are some more samples, just use the method above and follow the template I've given for each size 🙂
Stamps: Christmas Classics, Four for Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper, Jolly Holiday dsp
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch
Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink: Early Espresso
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Nursery Suite Specialty dsp
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Buttons in Subtles & Neutrals, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, 1/2" Circle Punch
Here's the Tess gable box I made last week, with the template, the only thing different about this one is that I cut the corners of the handle at an angle:
Well that's all for today folks! I hope this will help you create some fun packaging for treats and gifts! Thanks for stopping by!