This is a step by step tutorial on how I made and decorated an envelope box with some Mintay free sample paper and cut outs, which are not for resale, but definitely stop by and check out the Mintay paper collections. I promise you will not be disappointed. The flowers are from my September haul. You can find the supplies listed below with links to ASC Supplies’ Esty shop. The other supplies used in this particular project are from my personal supply stash or other ASC Supplies purchases. The finished box measures 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and is about 1/4″ thick.ASC is having a last chance clearance sale with 20 – 50% off select items, so make sure to stop by and check it out. ASC Supply List for this written tutorial project:Darice Pink Rose Floral EmbellishmentPaper Flowers – Flowers – Open Rose – White
Mintay Papers Bonus Sheets (Not for resale)
Supplies and tools from my craft room:
Art Glitter Glue
ATG Adhesive Gun
1/8″ Foam Tape
Jewel bling flower – gold
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
White grosgrain ribbon
Lori Whitlock No Glue Box SVG file
Step One: I chose to use the No Glue Box SVG file from Lori Whitlock for this project, so I imported into my Brother Canvas Workspace software and made it large enough that it would fit on a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock. I chose black because of the images I was using. The SVG file comes with the pieces that are used for the mats, so I cut those out as well on the natural cardstock. Once I had my pieces cut out I moved on to distressing the edges of all of the cut outs and mats.
Box mat measurements:
(2) 3/16″ x 3 1/2″ These pieces are for the left and right sides.
(2) 3/16″ x 4 1/2″ These pieces are for the top and bottom sides.
(1) 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ flap cover
(1) 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ Back of box
Step Two: Once I cut out the box I went ahead and folded on all of the score lines.
Step Three: I used Vintage Photo distress ink and distressed all of the edges of the mats before adhering them to the outside of the box. I used ATG tape to adhere the larger pieces and Art Glitter Glue to adhere the thinner side pieces.
Step Four: Next I cut out the card I wanted to use on the front and the mat from the back of the paper to fit on within the outside mat. I used the Tim Holtz distress tool on the edges of both pieces and then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Then I cut a strip of white grosgrain ribbon to wrap around the bottom piece and adhered that down with ATG tape. For the focal image I rolled up the top right and bottom left corner to give it that scroll look.
Step Five: Once I was happy about the placement of the focal image I and then adhered it with hot glue. I didn’t get a picture of the next step, but you can see in the next photo what I’m talking about. I took the type writer that I fussy cut, added a 1/8″ foam strip to the back and then hot glued that down to the right of the focal image.
Step Six: I used my 10 Second Bow maker and made a four loop bow to secure to the front of the box.
Step Seven: I hot glued the bow down and made sure to leave plenty of length so I could have a cascading look for the ribbon. I love doing this with ribbon and feel like it just gives that extra touch. Then I decorated the box with three flowers in each corner and tucked the flower stamens under the flowers. I didn’t add leaves because I felt the box was too small and they would’ve overpowered the feel of the simple, but pretty box. Lastly I took three bling flower jewels and hot glued those down in random spots. I had some old lace lying on my desk and decided to cut it up to fit in the upper right and lower left hand corners right behind the focal image.
This box would be great a set of note cards, gift card, letter, and many other gift ideas. I will definitely be making some of these for Christmas, but I love the look of this particular box and have more images to fussy cut out of the Mintay bonus paper, so I’m sure I will be making more like this one.
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