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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Graduation Cap Gift Box for Sabor Papel
I have a fun technique to share today. It is a simple cut, score, fold, and glue project. Graduation season is in full swing and if you are like I am, you will need some quick grad gifts to give. This is a cute graduation cap gift box that is perfect for a gift card or a small special gift for the graduate in your family. The directions are easy and can be used for any size box you will need just by adjusting the dimensions accordingly. I hope you enjoy it.
Cut three pieces of paper as shown from the 12 x 12 sheet. The largest one will be the lid for the box, the middle size will be the bottom of the box, and the smallest will be the mortar board that forms the grad cap once glued to the lid.
Score the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece at 1 inch on all four sides.
Score the 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 piece at 3/4 inch all around.
Fold and burnish all the score lines with the bone folder.
Cut and miter each corner square on both sheets you scored as shown in the top two photos. Add glue to the mitered corner and adhere underneath the paper next to it. Take care to make sure your corner joints are clean and squared as shown in bottom right photo.
Papercrafter's Tip: Sabor Papel's card stock is 80 pound weight and sometimes even sturdy, good quality paper will crack a bit when folded. If this happens, I just ink with a coordinating ink to minimize the white sold inner core that may show through. Here, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot.
For the tassle, I wrapped twine around a credit card about 20-25 times. Then, I tucked a piece of twine under the top of the wrapped twine as shown and tied a double knot. Next, I took it off the card and tied a second piece of twine near the top to form the head of the hassle and tied another double knot.
Finally, I trimmed the fringe to the desired length and glued it to the center of the mortar board piece. I glued the button to the center to hide the twine ends.
Glue the box lid to the center of the mortar board piece (4 3/4 x 4 3/4) and embellish as desired with Amor card stock cutouts and other beautiful embellies from your stash.
I love the way this gift box came out. As you can see, a gift card fits in there quite nicely. I hope this blog post has inspired you to try this easy, yet beautiful gift box technique.
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