Monday, May 25, 2009

Sliding Gift Card Box

Popping in to share the make 'n take project we did at the Market City Ben Franklin over the weekend. I'll do my best to explain it as clearly as I can...I took a lot of pictures, so I hope that will help too!!! We made a little box that slides open to reveal a gift card inside (of course, you can use your imagination to put other little surprises inside!!!).

To download the first 2 pieces you'll need for this project, click here. You'll also need 2 additional pieces cut from cardstock. Cut one piece to measure 1" x 4-1/8" and the other piece to measure 1" x 2-1/2" (Make 2 scored lines on this second piece at 3/4" and 1-7/8"). Cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines. Shown below are the 4 pieces for the project:

Place double stick tape in the places shown in the photo above. For the first (pink) piece, use scotch tape to attach a 12" piece of ribbon as shown. (Please also note placement of the ribbon...this is important too!!)

The photo above shows the box that will hold the gift card. Remove the backing paper from the 4 pieces of double stick tape. First fold over and secure the tabs on the long sides of the box. Then fold in the two tiny tabs at each corner...catch those two tabs when you fold over the remaining tabs on the short sides of the box.

Put the box, face down, onto the piece with the ribbon attached. Remove the backing from the double stick tape and wrap the pink piece around your box piece and secure. (Make sure it's tight enough so that the box won't fall out, but loose enough so the box can slide in and out.) This is how it should look now:

For the next step you'll be working on the 2 pieces of cardstock you cut out. On the longer piece, stamp your sentiment on the left side. Wrap the shorter piece around the longer piece, and secure with double stick tape. This will form the sliding mechanism to pull the box out:

Next, Flip your cardstock piece over and place half a pop dot on each end, as shown below:

Remove the backing from the pop dot and place as shown below. Also, make sure the box is closed, the ribbon is pulled taut and the slider is as far to the right as possible.

For the next step...pull the ribbon to the left, over the box and tape it in place on the slider:

Now loop the ribbon around and tape in place once more on the slider piece: (you can trim off the end of the ribbon).

Now simply use a pop dot to mount your stamped image on top of the slider:

Use the loop to pull the slider to the left...the box slides open to the right:

You may have to play with it for awhile. I find that pulling the box open and closed a few times will make it slide more smoothly. Hope that made sense!!...please send me an email if you have any questions.

Stamps used: #C118 (Baxter) and #4016 (Script Happy Birthday).

I also have some fun things to share (made with Dandelion stamps!!) Here are some cute creations I received from Susy!!!

Brownies!!! Yum!!!

Susy also made this adorable gift box filled with buttons and flowers...she even made those super cute crocheted flowers in there!!!! I didn't even realize (til later) that she used my rosebud stamp on the box...I thought it was printed paper!!! Thanks, Susy!!!

The next card is from Tina:

Oh so cute!!! Just looking at this card makes me happy!!! Thanks, makes me feel like stamping now...I'll share whatever I make with you tomorrow!!!


eunice said...

Oh Jean, this is the neatest little box! I just love things that slide and surrprise ... can't wait to try this out. You always come up with the best new ideas!

Fay said...

Hi Jean! Thanks again for the Make & Take on Saturday. It was lots of fun and super cool!!

Cathy Y. said...

Hi Jean! We really enjoyed your MnT this past Saturday! We love your clever cute projects as always. Thanks for putting the instructions on your blog.

Cami said...

Jean, this is a wonderful gift box project! Thank you so much for taking all those photos and making the tutorial. I know it takes a lot of time so I appreciate your hard work! I love this idea and will try to make one. Hugs, Cami