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Friday, May 15, 2015

The Very Best of Recent Pins on Pinterest

Multi-Faceted Boxes

I love this wonderful gift box idea that appeared on Pinterest thanks to a talented paper crafter named Pootles:

Faceted Gift Box Tutorial using Stampin' Up! Everything Eleanor Closed
Original Pin HERE

She has a terrific video on her blog HERE, and the measurements posted on her blog with a pic from her video showing where to make your cuts are as follows:

Start with a medium weight card stock: 11 1/2 x 7 7/8″ 
Score on the SHORT (7 7/8") side first at 2 1/2, 4 5/8, 7 1/8″ 
Bring the narrowest horizontal line to the top and score to the SECOND score line (as per the video) at 2 1/2, 5,  7 1/2, 10″ 
ROTATE 180 degrees and score to the FIRST score line (as per video) at 1/4, 2 3/4, 5 1/4, 7 3/4, 10 1/4″ 

I also used tinyurl.com to make an easy url to remember for this project: tinyurl.com/pootlesbox. Another crafty SU demonstrator named Frenchie featured Pootles box this week and posted pics of the boxes she made:


This is my version:

I decided to switch out the gold flower on top
with a flower I made from the same paper:

HINT: I glued my flower to the lid so
the brad doesn't show when the
lid is lifted open.

The die used to make the rose on the lid is from
My Favorite Things and can be found HERE

My version of where to cut is shown below:

(HINT: Use red sticky tape on the half triangle
tab to ensure that the box will not come apart!)

I realized that my version is the mirror image of the
one Pootles showed in her video as shown below.
The difference is whether you're viewing the
inside vs. the print side of the paper!

Yet another project that I can't stop making...and
it looks so much more impressive IRL (in real life)!

One more box today for me with a hybrid flower:

People will not believe that you made this box! (I have proof of this fact!) It's perfect for Father's Day gift giving!