Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas Book Box

Marisa sent me a picture of a stamped book card from Nancy stamps at: and asked if I had a template for it and I did not but it looked pretty straight forward so I decide to come up with a template for it and had it for my swap at our last stamp and chat. The cover shows Home for Christmas stamped in black ink pad on 4x4 white CS and colored with SU watercolor crayons in old olive, artichoke for the rocks, garden green, apricot for the lamp, cocoa and chocolate chip then red marker for all the red spots. A little 2 way glue pen and then dazzling diamond glitter. A 1 1/4x 4 inch strip of DD paper from I wish scrapping kit- "LOVE this PAPER!" and wide red grosgrain ribbon over quarter sheet of certainly celery CS.

This is what it looks like from the side.
It looks like a book and will hold at least 4- 8 A2 cards and envelopes. It would make a lovely gift for someone.

Use any color you like for base- here is real red cardstock 8 1/2 by 11. turn it longways across and using scor-pal place left margin at 1/4 inch and score at 5 and 6 1/2. so each "page" is 4 3/4in and middle is 1 1/2 in in width.
Turn short way across and score at 6 and 7 1/2 inch.

Trim away the the 2 1/2 in below left side page and the center. The section below the right side will form the bottom of the box and part of the front to which you will tape the front panel.

Place sticky tape along the front of the piece- on the underside of where the finger is in the picture.

Take another 8 1/2 x 3inch piece of red CS. Using Scor-pal, place left margin at 1/8" from the edge and score at 1/2" and 2". Flip it over and do the same on the other side. Turn it long ways and score 1/2 inch from the edge.

Cut away the bottom as shown along the 1/2 inch scored margin and place tape as shown on next picture.

place the front flap piece onto the big piece as shown. Fold over the sides and tape down to make the box insert.

finished box- nice and neat.

Finished box with some coordinating cards and envelopes.
Thanks for looking!


Marisa said...


Thanks for figuring this out! The box you made is so lovely. I can't wait to give it a try.


P.S. I'm really bummed I missed out on your delicious pumpkin cake.

Lisa Trombitas - said...

Lynda, thanks so much for sharing this great box. I love all kinds of stationery holders, and this one takes the cake! I made a version of this with Haiku for a hostess gift. I shared it on my blog, but credited & linked back to you. What a terrific box - thanks again!

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Thank you for sharing!


Heather B. said...

I"m so going to try this when I get home from work. Thank you so much for taking all the trial and error for measuring out of this project. It looks fantastic!

Unknown said...

Great idea!

Christine Harrop said...

I have just found your fabulous project on Ointerest. Thanks for sharing. Christine UK

Christine Harrop said...

Oops! Slip of the finger - of course I meant Pinterest!

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Lynda, I know this post of yours is a little older, but I found the link on Pinterest and liked it so much that I had to make this box for myself. I featured it on my website yesterday and provided the link back to yours giving your credit! Thanks for inspiring me and if you're interested in seeing what I made, you can click here:

Happy stamping!