This is the first video I made for a long time that’s a box rather than a greeting card. I’d like to have your feedback on whether you think I should decorate either of these two boxes? My feelings are that the box is an attractive item I’d be more than happy to have in my home. I’m thinking I could add some 3D flowers, although I would have to be careful where I place them. The Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) Box is so very patterned I think it’s perfect on its own, although some Terracotta Tile flowers wouldn’t go a miss. Please let me know what you think. 😀
I was requested to make this video by one of my subscribers and I have really enjoyed learning how to make them. Like most things in cardmaking and papercraft, the box is easy to make although it does use four – plus a bit – A4 sheets of cardstock (CS) and just over one and a half sheets of 12″ x 12″ Peony Garden DSP.
I watched two videos on YouTube which taught me enough to work out my own sizing. The first video was by Sam Calcott and the second one was by a German Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who goes by the name of Kreative Pause EL. I can’t understand German but this young demo acknowledges Sam in her video details, and like me learned how to make a Roll Up Box to the size she wanted. Sam, in turn, acknowledged that she saw the idea on Pinterest but says it was much bigger than hers. I don’t know who the original idea belongs to!
I do recommend you check out the two videos if you want to see how to make a belly band, or an open-top box to put the Roll Up Box into. I considered both ideas but decided not to because I want the fact it’s a Roll Up Box to be visible, particularly because I can see it like a home decor item.
When I was making my boxes – I made three altogether – I cut the score lines using my trimmer. I think this has gone a long way to achieving the amazing straight edges and I also found it saved a lot of time. It’s certainly something I’d do again if I find myself doing more projects like today’s Roll Up Box. Please let me know if there is anything you’d like to see me make a video for.
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Evening Jan. Stunning. I would let the boxes do the talking. Can u believe i made this about 2 years ago for xmas presents – think it was Slimm and Stylish – the young UK girl. Yet i am only now learning to make cards. 3D is my passion. I do prefer the ornate garden project. Now to watch your video. Xxxx m m dj d w
Hi, Mal. I’ve checked out Slimm and Stylish. I can only assume she doesn’t call it a roll up box because it doesn’t come up. Someone shared a pink and white one with some pink booties on top and BABY spelt on the end of the boxes, but there was no name or watermark on the photos. xx
Mary-Ann (Mal) Lynch says
Jan, try Intatwyne then as this lady does a lot of 3D. XX Mal
Many thanks, Mal. I’ll try! xx
Claire Gagne says
Gosh Jan, I love this box. I have seen and watch Sam make this one as well. Happy that someone asked if you could make one. I just love it. Also think that if using the right papers you need no additional embellishments except for the ribbon closure. I agree that the velcro is not a good choice for the reason you stated. Think you could also make a hole for a handle on the top with an oval punch or something. Be safe & TYFS & have a Blessed Sunday.
Many thanks, Claire. Yes I have since seen another video today where the boxes open top and bottom and the top bits made into handles by punching/die-cutting ovals. It’s amazing the different variations there are on one idea! Thanks for your feedback on the decoration. I keep looking at the boxes thinking “they could do with some decoration but I don’t want to”! LOL!xx
Reba Robertson says
I am going to give this a try. It is so cute. Thanks for showing us (me really) how to do it.
Enjoy making this, Reba, you’ll be so glad you gave it a try! xx
can you please give me the measurements in cm?
I loved watching your video
Hi, Susan. All the measurements, including metric, are in the box below the video. Let me know if you don’t know how to open the box. xx