Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Triangle Box

You've probably seen these triangle boxes before, but if you haven't tried them, I have to say it is about the easiest thing I've ever had the pleasure of making! No cutting!(once you have your rectangle) No adhesive! It just doesn't get better than this. here's a pattern and quick instructions I found, but I'll also explain here. You can change up your dimensions for this to make it larger, or to make a wider on skinnier triangle depending on what you want to stamp on the face. http://www.craftideas.info/html/triangle_gift_box.html
(Think about an image that will work well on the triangular front. I first planned on using my giraffe, but it was a bit too tall,unless I left off the feet, but then I noticed the monkey would do quite nicely. )

For this project, you need CS, a scoring tool, ribbon, and something to make a hole.

This piece was 4 x8 ". Score your paper (Blush blossom here) )in half width-wise(4"). Now find the middle of your cardstock length-wise and mark(2") and score from this midpoint to the either ends of the middle scoreline, and repeat on the other side to produce two mirror image triangles(see the pattern). Stamp the monkey on one side and the greeting and fill the rest of the background with flowers or hearts. I colored the flowers with my Signo white gel pen and the monkey with watercolor crayons and aquapainter (This project goes so quickly, I didn't even mind stamping the inside with flowers, too, so it looks pretty when opened) Fold your score lines into the box shape, and then with a 1/8 circle or other punch(I used my Cropodile) punch holes through the top on both sides(both layers), so you can string your ribbon through. Fill with candy(it holds quite a bit), and tie up your bow (here I used SU!'s wide chocolate chip satin) and you're done! Isn't that fun?! And it's very sturdy, too, which I like. I still thought the top needed something, so I added a Cuttlebug diecut tag with a brown eyelet to and attached with a glue dot (I've learned you should always have a tag on any gift, no matter what!) I inked up the words on my greeting separately to make it fit the longer tag.

Gotta run to school, I'll be back to add some things to this post later today.
Thanks for looking!

NEWS FLASH: GINA K IS GIVING S AWAY $150 OF COPICS TODAY, leave a comment on her blog for a chance to win! http://blog.ginakdesigns.com/2008/01/23/copic-giveaway-copic-clubs-and-copic-tutorial.aspx (If you're not interested in Copics yourself or already own them all, leave a comment there anyway, and send them to ME if you win! Mom, Dad, are you reading this??)

6 comments:

Mom said...

Hi Melanie, I left a comment on Gina's blog (with a plug for your Just So Hippy set). If I win the Copics, I'll send them to you! Love, Mom

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Absolutely brilliant & perfect for Valentine's day. Thank You immensely for sharing it! :0) Mel

Deb said...

Wow, this is soooooo adorable!! You don't need no stinkin' copics, I do!!

Rose Ann said...

Your triangle box is as cute as can be!!! I've never tried one before, and yours is adorable!!

dd2njoy said...

This is sooo cute!!! Love that Hippy set...another set I'm gonna want!!!

Jillian said...

Hi. Just found your blog via as post on a craft forum at Voy.Com
(http://www.voy.com/100606/42411.html). Your work is amazing.