—1 piece of 5″ x 5.5″ cardstock
—1 piece of 5.5″ x 4.25″ cardstock
—1 piece of 5.25″ x 4″ patterned paper
—Score Pal or similar scoring tool
—Stamp Up Top Note Die
—Small Hole Punch
—Ribbon (approximately 12″, depending on the desired handle length)
— Additional cardstock, paper, stamps, embellishments as desired
—Turn the box over again and put sticky strip on the edge of the larger tabs, one on each side of the box, diagonally as shown. Be sure to put the sticky strip close to the edge of the tab, or you’ll end up with it showing inside the box (and a sticky box).
—One one side of the box, push the small bottom tab up. Then attached the large side tab without the sticky strip to the small tap. Then attach the large side tab with sticky strip. The large tab with the sticky strip will overlap the one without sticky strip, closing the box end.
(Note: the patterned paper is optional if you want your box sides to just be a solid cardstock color).
–Cut the Top Note die in half at the point along the long side (see picture, left).
–Decorate the back and front of your box as desired.
Note: This is best done on a firm surface so that the bottom of the box nicely aligns with the bottom of the Top Note.
Repeat on the other side.
—Punch a small hole in the side of the box. The size of the hole will depend on the type of ribbon used. If the ribbon knots tightly and the hole is too big, the ribbon will slip back through the hole. You may want to test your ribbon (and the hole size) on scrap paper before punching your box.
—Going from outside to inside, thread the ribbon through on side of the box box and knot the end. Repeat on the other side as illustrated in the picture, left.