Thursday, November 23, 2023

Fun and easy boxes to make for small Christmas gifts.

Hi everyone, 

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving if you live in the U.S. Mine was pretty quiet, I spent most of the day in my stamp studio designing tonights projects. My wonderful hubby made dinner for us. We had turkey pot pie, and my mom's apple salad. Pumpkin pie and custard for dessert, also made by hubby. 

Now that Thanksgiving is over the Christmas season will be in full swing. My daughter and I will go Black Friday Shopping tomorrow, it will be an early morning since we want to be at Khols when they open at 5am. The others open at 6am, so we will hit them along the way. We look for certain things each year and usually find most of them.

 You can follow along with me as I show you how to put these boxes together. 

Suzie Q's Stamping Youtube

Measurements for all boxes


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Box 1 Measurements:ardstock 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored on all four
sides at 2-3/4"
Cut 1-1/4" off each corner.
Use adhesive of your choice to assemble the box. 
Decorate how you want. I used retired DSP for
the lid and each side. I stamped the bear from the Beary Cute Bundle on Basic Black with 
Versa Mark and embossed on with clear embossing power. I masked off the sentiment Merry Christmas, stamped in Versa Mark on Real Red and embossed with black. I punch out the greeting using the Modern Oval Punch then attached the bear.

The next box I made is large enough to hold a three wick candle from Bath & Body Works. It can also serve as a gift box to put lots of little things in.   
Candle Box Measurements:
Cardstock 2 pieces cut 8-3/4" x 8-1/2"
Score your cardstock with 8-3/4" side at the top of your trimmer or score tool. Your score lines will be at 4-1/8", and 8-1/4". Rotate your cardstock clockwise so the 8-1/2" side is at the top of the trimmer or score tool. Score at 4-1/8" and 7-3/4".
Cardstock 8-3/16" x 8-3/18" for the lid scored at 1" & 2" on all four sides.
I used retired DSP to embelish this box. 

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 The final box is so simple to make and you can decorate any way you want. It will hold Hershey Minitures but I found some Ghirardelli mini chocolates that fit.

Mini Treat Box Measurements:
Cardstock 5-1/4" x 5-1/2"
With the  5-1/4" at the top of the trimmer or score tool, score at 1/2", 1", 4-1/4", 4-3/4".
With the 5-1/2" side at the top of the trimmer or score tool, score at 1/2", 2-1/2", 3", 5".
Refer to the video and the diagram to cut each side to form the box. 
I used retired DSP for this box. 

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Keep in mind that you can use any cardstock and DSP to make these boxes. They would be cute for any occasion. I like to give the wait staff a little gift during December when we go out to eat. They love receiveing a special treat.

Watch for more boxes and bags to come.

Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

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