8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock for Box
1 piece 12 x 12 patterned paper or cardstock for insert
Paper or cardstock scraps for tags
Paper scraps or stickers for embellishment
Ribbon– 2 feet of ribbon for tags (1 foot each of 2 different ribbons)
18” of twine or string
12” of ribbon to tie around box
2 Medium Brads
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Scorpal or Scoring Tool and Ruler, 3/4” circle punch, tag corner punch, hole punch
Cut along all the solid lines - don't cut the dashed lines.
Score and fold all of the dotted lines.
Now stick the sides [c] over the side flaps [d].
The lid: stick the flaps [e] to the underside of the top of the packet [f].
Stick the sides of the lid [g] over the flaps [h].
Finally, fold back the lip [i] under the front of the lid [j] and stick.
Cut out insert along solid lines, or just cut straight across and punch out curve with an oval punch. I used a 1 3/4” Stampin Up Punch.
Glue insert inside of the box if desired.
Punch out two 3/4” circles. Glue to box. Insert brad through each circle.
Tie 18” of twine or string to bottom brad, wrap around and tie so the knot is hidden.
Embellish your box as desired.
I tied 12” of ribbon around and tied on a jingle bell.
I also added a cut out from my patterned paper
Now on to the accordion insert:
Accordion Album Insert:
Cut patterned paper or cardstock to 5 1/2 x 11 3/4
Score at 2 1/2”
Turn and score at 1/4” from each short edge.
Trim longer flap from short edge.
Fold piece closed and adhere flaps so you have created one long pocket.
Score every 2 1/4” across pocket, creating five small pockets.
Use your bone folder to make sure all of your folds are nice and sharp.
3 1/4 x 2, clip the top corners to make a tag shape.
Punch out 3/4” circles from patterned paper and add to tags.
Tie ribbon through the top of each.