Marbelous Color & Contours Box

I decided I wanted to have a box to be able to gift the set of Marbelous Color and Contours cards I showed yesterday. I did a bit of searching, and finally chose to make one based on a video tutorial by Vicki Parfenow.

This design does rely on the Envelope Punch Board, which SU! has discontinued carrying. I like it for the reasons Vicki cites in her video – it has nice, neat corners (though my first attempt at the box bottom (right) aren’t as neat as they could be), it’s pretty strong with the folded-in sides and liner, and has minimal cutting involved. The biggest down side is that it requires 12″ x 12″ cardstock, which many card makers don’t keep on hand, and is only available in standard weight in the Basic White, which makes the box I made a bit flimsier than is ideal, though I did make the liner with Basic White Thick. Note: it’s just occurred to me as I write that I should try it with the white backing card that comes with our DSP packs!

I decorated the top of the box the same way I did the cards, though I cut the DSP a bit bigger. Since I still had everything set up on my Stamparatus™ it was super-easy to do!

If you’re in Australia and would like help tracking down an Envelope Punch Board, just let me know…if I can’t find a used SU! branded one I can point you to some online crafting stores that carry them.

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