Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Take Note Flap-Boxes with Natural and Scor-Pal

Authentique Paper and Scor-Pal are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Scor-Pal products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Scor-Pal blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

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Hi everyone, Audrey here, sharing a fun gift wrap project with you today that I created with the help of my Scor-Pal scoring tool and Authentique's adorable new Natural collection.

 I am a huge fan of pretty packaging, and am always on the looking out for new ideas. These cute flap boxes are a great way to wrap up relatively flat gifts like books, jewelry, CDs and DVDs. The small size is also perfect for gift cards, photos, or even good old cash, like I've done here for my son's upcoming birthday.

 Creating your own gift wrap from scratch may seem like a big task, but it's actually quite easy. I love that you can personalize your gift wrap to perfectly suit your recipient with any theme, style, or color you choose, and even better, making your own packaging at home is usually far less expensive than the store-bought alternatives. Definitely an added plus, in my book.


To begin, cut a perfect square of double-sided patterned paper. For my larger box, I started with a 9" square.

Turn your paper to the backside, and using a ruler and pencil, mark the center point of each side. Draw lines through the center of the paper connecting the center point of one side to the center point of the opposite side. You'll end up with a plus sign on the paper, with the lines intersecting in the middle.
Measure in 1" along each line from the outside edge and mark point with a pencil dot.

From a piece of scrap cardstock, cut a 2" square and draw a pencil line diagonally across the center. Using this diagonal line and the pencil dots marked on your patterned paper, line up the scrap square on your box base and trace along the two edges, creating small triangle marks on your paper.
Repeat this process on all four sides.


Cut out the triangle notches on each side. Then erase all pencil marks.
Using a Scor-Pal scoring tool and board, create score lines across each corner, from the tip of one triangle notch cut to the next. Turn your paper and repeat the process in all four corners.

Create a second set of score lines 1/2" out from the first set.

Fold in the flaps so they overlap in the center, and secure flaps with Scor-Tape adhesive.


Cut a 2.5" x 12" strip of contrasting patterned paper. Using the Scor-Pal, score at 3", 3.5", 8.5", and 9".

Wrap strip around the box, securing with Scor-Tape.

Now have fun embellishing your box. I tied mine with twine and added a fun hanging tag made from a journaling card from the Cut Apart Enhancement sheet, Elements stickers, buttons and lace, and a big happy flower.

Once you have this basic process down, you can alter the size of your paper to create larger or smaller boxes, like this little guy made from one of the 6x6 Bundle papers. The steps are completely the same, so play around and have some fun!


Enjoy!

Supplies:
Authentique Natural Collection
Beaming 12x12 Paper
6x6 Paper Bundle
Enhancements 12x12 Cut Apart Paper
Elements Cardstock Stickers
Scor-Pal 12x12 Score Tool and Scor-Tape
Trim: May Arts, Glitz Designs
Buttons: Foofala
Ink: Imagine Crafts for Tsukineko
Flower: Petaloo
1/2" Circle Punch: Stampin'Up

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Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Scor-Pal all week long for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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41 comments:

  1. love these little boxes...so cute!

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  2. I LOVE 'thinking outside the BOX'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love these!!!!!!!!!!
    can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store for us.

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  3. A beautiful showcase of the Natural Collection papers, and especially, a thoughtful, heart-warming way to suit the packaging to the recipient! Your tutorial is such a bonus: I know 10000000% that I'll be creating several of these (likely starting later today!!). Thank you for sharing and for inspiring! My Authentique shopping list and 'must make' list is growing daily!!
    c

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  4. These flap boxes are easy and very useful! I will try them!

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  5. i LOVE these flap boxes! i'm so glad you shared the how-to's of doing these. i'm going to be making lots of these boxes. authentique paper is fabulous....absolutely fabulous. angelheartcotage@comcast.net

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  6. loving the fun here! this is so great - I have a daughter who just started college and these are the kind of things that will bring a smile to her face .... THANKS!
    Sandra ltb

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  7. Great Project, can make gift box to match your handmade card

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  8. How fun and easy
    this is! I'll
    scraplift this
    for sure.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Audrey, you've done a great job on this project - thanks for the instructions, too.
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  10. What gorgeous boxes! I love the colors and textures that you incorporated.
    bfiscus[at]nntc[dot]net

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  11. Wow, these flap boxes are so pretty! I love the colors and embellishments, thanks for sharing.

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  12. The boxes are so pretty. I love the colors. I will be making some of these for my presents in the future. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. How very smart and they are so nice! Fabulous idea!

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  14. Beautiful. I love that your paper is sturdy enough to make fabulous boxes. TFS

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  15. Love the little gift box, so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Your boxes are so adorable ! I'm going to have to try this . I love TFS .

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  17. Audrey's project is gorgeous! I really love that paper!

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  18. Love those boxes. What a fabulous way to wrap a gift with gorgeous Authentique papers!

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  19. What gorgeous boxes. Definitely can't find boxes like these at a store that doesn't cost a fortune! TFS!

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  20. I love the papers, inside and out. Love the color palette--and all the embellishments. Easy and fun.

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  21. What a great project and would make a great gift these colors and textures lend themselves to either gender TFS

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  22. Thanks for the tutorial! I love boxes and this is a beautiful one.

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  23. Love the boxes! The paper is gorgeous!

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  24. I <3 this project. It seems fairly easy to make. I <3 this paper collection the colors are amazing. Thanks for the wonderful Blog hop giveaway.

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  25. What beautiful boxes! LOVE this collection!

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  26. Fabulous job with this boxes Audrey, loved seeing the process! TFS

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  27. I LOOOOVE boxes!!! Lovin the papers and embellishing. Ya'll rock! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  28. Fun, fabulous and such cute papers and colors in this collection. Great tutorial that makes these so easy to recreate. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love the flap box and it this would be great to create at Christmas for gift cards.

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  30. these boxes are super cute. i can see putting a little gift for a friend in something like this. Looks like a fun and easy project to put in my idea book.

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  31. Beautiful boxes. I am a box lover and these top my list. Wonderful job. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. I'm with you Audrey packaging is so exciting and fun to make. There are so many options and yours tops them all! Lovely......I am off to have a practice!

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  33. This is so gorgeous. Love Authentique papers and this came together so pretty!
    <3 J

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  34. What a fun idea for small gifts! And beautifully decorated!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  35. I can see the advantage of making your own boxes. This would enable me to pick any theme that my grandchildren like at the moment and match it up. Thanks for sharing.

    Beneta
    slayer2b@hotmail.com

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  36. Hi mates, pleasant piece of writing and pleasant arguments commented here, I am in fact enjoying by reading Custom Flap Boxes type articles.

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