Here's how to make it:
Start with a 20cm square piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
Score it at 3cm, 8.5cm, 11.5cm and 17cm. Now turn your card stock 90 degrees...
... and score it at 1.5cm, 4.5cm, 15.5cm and 18.5cm.
You'll need to cut away the shaded areas with sharp paper snips...
...until you should end up with something that looks like this! Now it's time to stamp the card stock.
The butterfly from Strength and Hope makes a striking design in Basic Black ink. When you've stamped it, fold all your creases crisply with a bone folder and snip flaps in the four places as shown above.
Trim off the shaded areas above - this is going to be the side that doesn't get sealed, so that you can fill the box with tissues.
Fold over the top flap and, using the extra large oval punch, make a cut in what will be the front of your box. Use the 3/4" circle punch to make a nick in the refill flap.
Curve the corners on your refill flap. By the way, my corner rounder is the old-style punch - I've had it for years - but they come in the flat, easy-to-store design if you buy them now.
Right! It's time to apply tape to the box and assemble it. I always use Sticky Strip to make bags and boxes so I can be confident it's not going to come apart!
This is what the box looks like when it's assembled.
And here it is with its refill end open. Of course, you can make the other side the refill side if you prefer.
I filled my box up with a packet of mini-tissues and tied some of the wide striped grosgrain ribbon around it. This ribbon really does have the wow factor and I particularly love it in dramatic black and cream. The box is shown here with a coordinating card - and can you see? I used that gorgeous striped ribbon again to cover a button to use as the centre of my flower accent.
My favourite wood carving flourish from Strength and Hope makes an effective frame round the outside of a 9cm square Very Vanilla card base and I added this lovely sentiment from Hopeful Thoughts. The flower is die cut using an exclusive Stampin' Up Bigz L die called Fun Flowers - which frankly deserves a whole week's attention to itself!
Well! That brings us to the end of a week filled with Strength and Hope (which I've needed, let me tell you, as I've been struggling with a tooth infection this week!) I do hope you've enjoyed the projects I've been showing you but, more importantly, I hope that something you've seen here might have persuaded you and your friends to buy the Strength and Hope set and raise money for breast cancer research. Please email me to order your set, or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Have a lovely weekend - and don't forget to come back next week, when I'll be using what could be my favourite designer paper of all time!