Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left about my new stationery box project! If you missed the original post, click here. You were so excited, it made me excited to work on the instructions for you. I am delighted to provide a really fun addition to the 100% Free Photo Tutorial Library, the Super Easy Stationery Box with Pen.
There are lots of stationery boxes out there, but this one has a fun built-in pen holder and is super-economical, paper-wise. Here's the inside--this box holds four cards and envelopes, comes with the matching pen, and sports an interior pocket to include labels and postage stamps. Closes with magnets or a self-adhesive velcro dot.
Ready to make it? Let's begin! You will need to gather:
- one 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock
- an additional piece of the same, measuring 6 x 4.5 inches
- Simply Scored Board or other scoring tools
- Tear & Tape or other very strong adhesive such as Tombow Multi
- patterned paper and coordinating cardstock for matting
- large circle or oval punch or die-cut to form a wide notch
- stamps, ink, punches or die cuts plus ribbon to embellish
I created a quick scoring and trimming guide that you will want to print or save. Download Scoring Guide
Once you have your cardstock sheet scored and trimmed out and notched as shown above, we'll begin on the left hand side of the box (this is the side with four scores running vertically up and down, shown on the left in the scoring guide).
Now that the pen holder is done (that was the only hard part!) we turn our attention to the other three sides of the box. Be sure to crease all folds sharply and professionally with a bone folder, and use very strong adhesive, for best results.
The postage stamp pocket is formed with the cover panel is adhered to close the box. Make sure you are putting the adhesive on the correct side of the notched panel so that it forms an inside--not outside--pocket!
TA DA! That's it! The basic box is done. Now you'll want to add your magnetic closures or velcro dots, as preferred, to hold the cover closed. If you're decorating the stationery set with pretty patterned paper, here's your measurements:
- cut one 4 x 5.5 inches Designer Series Paper (cover panel)
- cut one 4.25 x 5.75 inches cardstock (cover mat)
- cut one 1.25 x 5.75 inch strip (inside panel)
Note: the pens I use are Pentel R.S.V.P. clear-body pens--Dollar Tree has them in two-packs for a buck. Simply unscrew the end, remove the ink tube, and insert a tightly-rolled piece of patterned paper measuring approximately 1 x 3 inches inside. Put the pen back together and you have an elegant look to match whatever project you are pulling together!
I hope you're enjoyed this elegant little project! I'd be so pleased if you left me a comment letting me know you plan to try it. And if I can assist you in ordering a Simply Scored or any of the Stampin' Up! stamps and papers shown here, it would be my delight to do so. Shop Stampin Up with Lyssa Now
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