Hope you're all having a nice, relaxing Sunday!! Yesterday we had a make 'n take at J's Knicknacks, where we made this "inside out" box. I call it that because from the outside it looks like this:
But, when you turn it inside out, it looks like this (the cover of the gift box becomes the base for this standing greeting):
To make this box, start with an 8" x 8" piece of card stock. Score it at 3" away from each side (as shown on the left, below). Then cut away the four corner squares (as shown on the right, below):
Fold along each of the scored lines in both directions (front and back). Stamp your sentiment on one of the sides (close to the fold, if it's a long sentiment...you want to make sure the words clear the base when you turn the box inside out). To get a pattern for the other 2 pieces needed, click here. For both pieces, cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines. For the the cover/base, apply double stick tape to the four tabs (as shown below), and adhere to make cover/base. The other piece is a "stand" where you can attach your stamped images...use double stick tape on the one tab to form the cube shape shown below.
I used my Marvy (blue) oval punch and Marvy (pink) scalloped circle punch to make a frame for my 2 stamped images: #C128 (Ornament) and C129 (Pine Branch). Next, I used double stick tape to attach the "stand" to the center square. Glue or tape you stamped images to the stand. I also used a little bit of double stick tape on each side of the cover to help hold the ribbon in place:
Here's a bird's eye view of how the stamped images look when you first take the cover off the box:
Now for the giveaway!!! Thought I'd try something different this time!! There will be 2 winners!! One will be totally at random from all the entries...the other will be randomly chosen from all the entries that come outside of Hawaii (thought it might be fun to send my stamps to some far off land!!!). So leave a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Tuesday, October 13...and I'll announce the winners on Wednesday, October 14!! Please be sure to tell me where you're from...and maybe a little bit about yourself!! Oh yeah...here are the stamps I'm giving away: