Tuesday, 29 September 2015

No Cut Magnetic Gift Box using Pretty Petals DSP by Stampin' Up - VideoTutorial

No Cut Magnetic Gift Box using Pretty Petals DSP by Stampin' Up - Video Tutorial

I really like these boxes, they came about because I needed a box for a friend's birthday gift, she got the Calypso Coral version, and I wanted to see if it was possible to make a box of this size as a no cut version from a single peice of card stock. 

A 'no cut' box is made simply by folding the card in clever ways. These are made from a single piece of card stock. 

The beauty of this sort of box however is the folding means most of the structural elements are double thickness making the subsequent box very sturdy - was that a bit too geeky? I am an engineer in my day job!

The boxes are a really good size, my friend's gift was a small purse, but they would also house a lot of other things. 

They snap close using some powerful nano magnets. 

My versions use Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron card stock and they are both decorated using some of the bolder patterns from the ever versatile Pretty Petals DSP.

The sentiment comes from the Handmade for You set.

Hope you like the box and give it a go yourself - it might look complicated but once you get the hang of the corner folds, it is really straight forward - I promise!

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Base Card Stock 11 inches by 7 inches.
Score on long side at 1, 5, 6 and 10 inches.
Score on the short side at 1 and 6 inches.

2 off 3-3/4 inch by 4-3/4 inch
3 off 3/4 inch by 4-3/4 inch
2 off 3/4 inch by 3-3/4 inch

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  1. Like the no cutting box. thank you for sharing a video.

    1. My pleasure Sandi, glad to hear you like them x x

  2. Hi Caroline. I love these boxes. I will definitely be using your technique this Christmas, if not before. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Thank you - so pleased you like them x x

  3. Great box, very sturdy.
    Lovely to look at too.
    Thank you for sharing your great design

  4. Love these cute little guys. Can you tell me where to buy the magnets?

  5. Love this box and method for closing. Would love to use it for 5.5 by 4.25 cards and that will need me to adjust the measurements. Will let you know if I am successful. Thanks.

    1. Pauline were you successful in making this box for cards? Can you share your dimensions?

  6. Love this box. I too would like to know where you got the magnets.

  7. Caroline I just ran across this box and love it. I want to make it just a bit bigger to hold cards an envelopes. I wonder if Pauline was successful.

  8. Thank you so much for this tutorial I was able to alter it to fit an A2 size note card it needs to be 8 inches by 12 inches and you still do the scores on the one inch all around but then on the long side, the scores need to be at 6 and 1/2 inches and 5 and 1/2 inches and my note cards and envelopes fit perfectly inside. thank you so much for the tutorial