Sunday, 2 February 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper punch---making the box!

And here it is:  the template for the cute little box made with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  I've included photos of all the steps along the way as well as an explanation.  It's surprisingly easy to do once you realize that you don't just have to cut your pieces of paper to widths of 2" in order to use the punch.

To begin, cut a piece of 5" x 7 1/2" cardstock.  Then score  as shown on my template:


I've drawn along the scored lines in pencil to make it easier to view them.

Next, take your Scalloped Tag Topper punch and draw lines directly above the indent where the cardstock would normally lie.  See what I've done in the photo below:


It's very important to have these lines showing above the cardstock in order to line up the score lines properly.  See the photo below for the first area to be punched:


You can push the entire width of the cardstock into the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  Just carefully push past where it hesitates and continue pushing until you can feel it has come to the end of the punch opening.  Adjust the cardstock until the score lines perfectly line up with the lines you have made on the punch (see why we had to do this?) and push the handle down.

Then insert the cardstock once more as shown to cut out the second portion:


Make sure the lines are perfectly lined up to the lines you've drawn on the punch and, again, push down the handle to cut.

Your cardstock should now look like this:


Now all you have to do is to line the ends of the punch cuts up on your Stampin' Trimmer as shown:


And cut off the portions that do not have the scalloped design on them:


Now you just need your paper snips to do a bit of trimming:


I've angled the cuts very slightly.  Cut the 1 1/2" wide tabs to 1/2".  Now you're ready to fold and add adhesive.


I've used the Sticky Strip because it holds so well.  One piece goes along the 1/2" wide strip as shown and 2 strips go along one of the large tabs at the bottom.  First adhere the 1/2" strip along the side of the top:


Next fold in the 1/2" tabs, then the tab with the Sticky Strip, and last of all the other large tab.  And that's it.  You have a box.


All you have to do now is to decorate it up as inspiration leads you.  This was my decorated box:


I'd love to see what you do with your boxes.  You're free to use this template for your own designs but I would ask that you don't sell it.  Please remember to give me credit for my design.

12 comments:

  1. TFS Heidi.. Have made they folded card with the two tag punches. Very pretty!

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed making them. The tag topper punches offer so much more than simply making tags pretty, don't they?

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  2. Thank you for sharing this tutorial, it is really appreciated

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    1. I'm glad so many people are enjoying the tutorial, Kendell.

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  3. Love this little box. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you, Gayle. I'm glad you're enjoying the tutorial.

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  4. I used folded out file folders and modified the measurements to make a trick-or-treat box for my class. Didn't use the paper punch; just but a partial triangle and hole punch. It turned out great!

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  5. I used a folded out file folder and modified the measurements to make trick-or-treat boxes for the kids in my class. I didn't bother with the scalloped punch; I just cut a partial triangle and used a hole punch. They turned out great! Thanks.

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    1. They sound wonderful, Martha. I'm glad you were able to use my design, with or without the scalloped tag topper punch.

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  6. Hello from Maine! This is such a cute little box. Thanks for the tutorial!

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