Monday, December 23, 2013

Sweet Stamps Anything Goes

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Anything Goes.

 I have LOTS of Nieces and Nephews- and they are at the age where they ask for Gift Cards (boo).  I saw a post on Paige's Blog for a nice way to present Gift Cards- Matchboxes.  So, I decided to go ahead and make a few- I have few more to go yet......
 I took pictures along the way so you can see what I did- another fun use for the Envelope Punch Board!

 Here we go.......
  Start with a 6 x 6 piece of cardstock. Punch and score:
Side A  @ 2" and 3" ,  Side B @ 3" and 4", Side C @ 2" and 3" and Side 3 @ 3" and 4"
 Notice that 2 ends are 'smaller' than the other 2 sides.

 On one of the ends, you will punch the notch Fold over the end tab, insert it into the punch board- 'eyeball' the center and punch.

 It will look like this:

Fold over on the score lines to crease them well. I added one more crease as you might see- on the flaps, for when I fold them over to glue them down...I do this by just folding them over (I do not use the score board for that).

 Cut these slits on both ends, fold them up and in....and glue them to the end piece.

 After you glue the end tabs, glue down the tabs as shown above.  Next, you will cut a piece of the DP to slide inside on the bottom.

 Glue ribbon to the bottom of the box before you adhere the cardstock over the bottom of the box- that will hold the gift card in place : )

 Next, I did a little math and figured out how to made a cover for the box.Use score line tape to attach the end.You can decide where you want the seam at. I cut the DP at 3 3/4 x 6 1/2. I had to piece the DP to make it 6 1/2 " wide. I scored at 1/4",  1", 3 3/8", 4 1/8" and 6 1/2" for my cover.

 Now all you have to do is add your embellishments : )

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used for my Matchboxes:

I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

I saw that tutorial too Shelly - I love how you have made all these wee boxes. Love them!!

Donna Ellis said...

thanks for the great tutorial, Shelly! These are lovely! Christmas hugs, de

jimlynn said...

As cute as can be!! I love the tutorial too. Such cute little boxes!

Penny said...

So cute--great idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :^)
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Hugs, Penny

Terry said...

Shelly these are adorable and such a thought way to gift a card! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is an awesome way to present a gift card. Thanks for the tutorial.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Looks like a lot of work went into the making of these darling boxes. Great tutorial. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm off to work.

Zella said...

Fantastic idea!! Why buy those boxes when you can make them yourself and even use up some supplies in the process. :)

Ardilla said...

WOW, wonderful project!
Saw it on MIM.
Merry Christmas!!!
Ardilla :)

Donna K said...

Oh my gosh, Shelly!! I know these fab gift card holders had to be a hit for Christmas…they are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing the details with us! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Denise said...

Shelly, this is a fantastic Idea and thank you for the tutorial! I am going to make some too. I just love this envelope maker! All the boxes are so lovely decorated by you! Fantastic!
Sweet Holiday Hugs

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fabulous idea! LOVE the step by step photos!!!

cass said...

Your matchb0xes are wonderfuo, great idea, saw them on MIM

Roxie said...

A real cute idea, I have to remember this for next year.

Unknown said...


This is a very clever box. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MIM.

Rocio -DT

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the idea of the matchboxes for the gift cards. Wonderful designs and such a variety of styles.