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I have to say the Gift Box Punch Board has been on my wish list ever since Christmas, when I saw the beautiful gift boxes everyone was creating. I do a lot of paper crafting with my Silhouette, but since I only have a 9 in cutting area with my Portrait I’m a little limited. The Gift Box Punch Board lets me have the option to make boxes out of cardstock as big as 12 in x 12 in, and I don’t have to pull out a big machine.
I loved creating this special box for Mother’s Day, and I wanted to show you how easy it is to create gift boxes that can be used for any occasion.
All you need to create your gift boxes is the Gift Box Punch Board, Cardstock and Adhesive.
With the board you will find a Score Extender, Punch, Reverse Punch and a Scoring tool.
All of the directions to create your box and the sizing chart can be found right on the punch board.
To get started, trim your paper to the exact size needed for the box you are wanting to create. Line your paper up with the start line that is listed on the board. Score along the vertical and horizontal, then use the line listed on the size chart to score the diagonal line. Punch.
Rotate 90 degrees, and repeat those steps around all sides.
Once you are finished, flip your paper over and line up along the start line again. Punch, doing this along all four the sides.
Punch slits on to each four corners, using the reverse punch.
Then it is just a matter of folding, pinching in the triangle sides and gluing them together.
Once you have your box formed you can also glue down the triangle flaps.
It’s really that easy to create a gift box! I love that you have so many size options. It’s such a cheaper way to make custom sized boxes. After you have the punch, you have a perfect box for gifting baked goods, handmade crafts, gift cards and everything in between basically for the price of cardstock!
With the box I created for Mother’s Day I used plain white cardstock and then decorated it with one of my favorite stamp sets, Flower Shop. There are plenty of different ways you can decorate your box, but they also look cute just as they are!
This week only you can get free shipping from Stampin’ Up which makes this board and all of my favorite craft tools that much more affordable.