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.