Gable Box Tutorial

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May 212010
 

I was so excited the other day to make my very first Gable Box. I was surprised at how easy it was to make and thrilled too that it only took my sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. They are the perfect size for a small gift or party favor. Wouldn’t they be beautiful as wedding favors with one at each place setting at a wedding reception or big event.

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card stock of your choice … 1 piece 8 1/2″ x 11″
(I used Bermuda Bay, item #115317)
Paper Snips (scissors), item #103579 (these are the BEST scissors I’ve ever used)
Sticky Strip, item #104294
Pocket Silhouette Stamp Set, item #111672
Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, item #115655
Crop-A-Dile, item #108362
1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White, item #109025
Wide Oval Paper Punch, item #112082

I have taken a Stampin’ Write marker and drawn in the score lines so that it makes it much easier for you to see them in the photos. You do not need to mark in the lines on your project.

On the 11″ side, score at: 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 5 3/4″, and 8 3/4″.

On the 8 1/2″ side, score at: 3″ and 6 1/2″

On the front side of the card stock, stamp in your image(s). I used one of the designs from the Stamp set called Pocket Silhouettes and used Bermuda Bay Classic ink on the Bermuda Bay card stock for a tone on tone image. You would achieve a similar look using versamark with this card stock color.

You will now cut out the two 1/2″ wide corner pieces …. see the small xxx on the card stock above … that is the area you will be cutting off.

Now crisply fold all the score lines using your bone folder.

I took a Stampin’ Write Classic Black marker to show the lines you will cut. You only cut up to the crease line. Be sure to only cut the ones shown above in black.

If you look at your card stock, you will notice that there are 4 short and 4 longer rectangles. The shorter ones are for the bottom of the box, the longer ones are for the top.

With the 1/2″ piece to your left with the stamped side down … punch out the wide oveal on the 1st and 3rd longer rectangle as shown above.

Photo shows you the stamped side after the ovals were punched.

Turn your paper over, stamped side down. Use Sticky Strip and place it as shown in the photo above. NOTE: The piece on the 1/2″ section actually goes on the stamped side. This is the only section that the sticky strip is placed on the stamped side.

Sticky strip placement on the 1/2″ piece.

Removed the protective film from the sticky strip and carefully attach it to create your sides to the Gable Box. Press together. This seam will not be towards the back of the box as you finish the rest of the steps.

This is the bottom of the box. Fold over the two pieces with no sticky strip on them. Then remove the protective film from one of the sides and fold down to attach. Do the same with the remaining side on the bottom. the bottom of the box is now complete.

Here’s your box with the bottom complete. You now will remove the protective film on the top piece and fold it over INTO the box to act as a support for the box itself. Do this on both sides with sticky strip on them.

This is a photo of the top piece folded down into the side of the box.

Match up your top pieces/ovals. While holding them together, punch two 3/16″ holes above the oval. These holes will act as guides for your 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon. Thread your ribbon thru the back of the box, even out the ends as they come forward. Tie the ribbon in a square knot and trim.

Square knot tip:
Right over left and under.
Pull ribbon so that one end is facing up, the other down.
Left (top piece) over right (bottom piece) and pull thru to the sides.
It will make a very nice bow that will lay pretty flat.

Mary
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
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  2 Responses to “Gable Box Tutorial”

  1. WOW, you make that look so easy! And it really looks great. I will give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your tutorial was the easiest to follow of all that I found for this project!! Thank you so much!