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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Box

I just ADORE this new punch! I used it again to make the Ghirardelli treat holders in a workshop yesterday. I've been trying to work out a box with it, but I couldn't figure out the sides. A couple days ago I saw one on Pinterest that a German Demo did, she worked out the sides! Her blog is in German, no problem I thought, I'll just translate it to English. Well duh Carole, they use the metric system. Oh boy, 2.5 cm in an inch.... I hate math, it makes my head hurt. So I left it awhile, then later when I was catching up on the blogs I follow, I saw where a Australian Demo has converted those metric measurements into Imperial! Yipee! I used the photos on one blog and the measurements on the other to come up with some directions to share with you. I made two of them and took pictures as I worked on them.
 I just love purple and yellow, so I copied Niki Spencer's idea on that one. The other box is decorated in a way I came up with after looking at my ribbon collection.
Perfect Plum box. Crushed Curry Flower Shop and Petite Petals punches, Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon, Petal Parade stamped in Elegant Eggplant.
Coastal Cabana cs, Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon and ink for stamping Petite Petals stamp. Blender pens and Pink Pirouette to fill in petals, Crushed Curry centers. The script is En Francais stamped in Coastal Cabana.


  • Cut 8 ¼” x 5 ½”
  • Along the 8 ¼” side, score at 1 ¾, 2 ½, 5 ¾, 6 ½
  • Rotate cardstock and score at 1, 1 ¾, 3 ¾, 4 ½  


  • Cut away portions as shown below. Snip a smidgen off the tabs to allow smoother closure on your box.  
  • Fold one side under to allow the box to fit into the Tag Topper Punch, and punch both ends.
 

  • Stamp, sponge or decorate the box as you wish, then insert your choice of ribbon into the punched holes and tie in a bow or a double knot. Embellish with punched flowers or the Spiral Flower Die – whatever  you like!


Oh and here are a lovely set of directions for another type box using this cool punch. I want to make this one too!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my word Carole these are adorable. Can't wait to try it and thanks for the dimensions cause math makes my head hurt too.

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  2. Cute treat holder. Thanks for the tutorial. I just visited Anja and got the directions for her creative box.

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  3. They are super cute Carole, love the french script. Thanks for the shout out too..:0)

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  4. Had to try this one before I lost it. Love little boxes and this one is great. Thanks for sharing. Think I'll use them for Mothers Day.

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