Hello, hello! Samantha Ziegenfuss here with an easy, meaningful, handmade gift sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face this holiday season.
Mini albums are so much fun to make and give but sometimes the sheer size of them can be quite daunting (not to mention time-consuming).
In this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to make a gift box to hold two micro mini albums (finished size will measure 3.75″ x 3.75″) or you could also use this gift box to send some happy mail to a friend.
Let’s get started!
To begin you will need Discount Cardstock in Twine in the following sizes:
• 1 piece of cardstock (Piece A) measuring 4″ x 10″. On the 4″ side you will score this at 2″, 4″, 8″, and 9″
• 1 piece of cardstock (Piece B) measuring 4″ x 6″. On the 6″ side you will score this at 1″ and 2″
• 2 pieces of cardstock (Piece C & Piece D) measuring 4.75″ x 8″. On the 8″ side you will score them at 1″, 2″, 6″, and 7″. On the 5″ side you will score them at 7/8″
• 1 piece of cardstock for the handle measuring 1″ x 5″
You will also need a Velcro or other brand hook and loop adhesive dot.
Fold Piece A and Piece B along the score lines. On Piece A, you will fold the 9″ score mark in the opposite direction as your other score marks.
On Piece B you will fold the 1″ score mark in the opposite direction as the 2″ score mark.
You will attach Piece A and Piece B as seen below taking care to maintain the irregular fold. This creates the base.
On piece A you will see that you have a flap. Corner round this if you wish.
On Piece C and D you will cut out the shaded sections as seen below.
Miter the corners.
Fold on your score lines and adhere Piece C and Piece D to the base you created with Pieces A and B as seen below.
After applying patterned paper to the outside of the box glue on your handle. Optional (but I think it looks great) would be to add brads.
Cover the inside with patterned paper as well and embellish the box as you’d like.
When you’re done add a Velcro dot to act as a closure.
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Until next time,