Ready for a quick project? This one's a total no-brainer, so easy that I only need two photos to explain it. Hardly worthy of the name "photo tutorial," huh? But I really like the great size and easy style of this side-opening, book-shaped box, and I wanted to share it with you.
You'll need just two pieces of paper--one full sheet of cardstock for the base, and one 5.5x6 inch piece of either double-sided DSP or cardstock for the lid. I used Poppy Parade cardstock and the Holly Berry Specialty DSP that's in the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog. Did you know it has four glittered sheets that come with it? Yeah, baby! If it needs to hold up for a while, or be reused, though, either use cardstock for the lid or back the DSP with cardstock.
Score the full sheet of cardstock on your handy-dandy Simply Scored board on the long side at 4.75 and 6.25 inches. Turn it 90 degrees to the short side and score at 1.25 and 7.25. Snip up to the folds and use Sticky Strip to assemble the open-ended box.
Use the Wide Oval punch to notch out a little of the top side (open end to the left) for ease of getting the gift or cards or whatever in and out, as shown below.
Easy, huh? Doesn't get much simpler than that! The lid is even easier. Score it on the shorter side at 2 and 3.5 inches. If you want, you can use a border punch like I did here, the Scallop Edge punch. You can use velcro dots to close, or a ribbon like I did (Poppy Parade, attached with Sticky Strip).
Attach the lid with Sticky Strip as well, and then embellish to your heart's content! This box holds a LOT--what you see in the photo is a full pack of 40 envelopes. So you could stuff a lot of cards and envelopes in here, or there's plenty of room for a bunch of Sweet Pressed Cookies, or a homemade s'mores kit. Oh yum, does that ever sound good! Now I need s'mores. Or fudge. Fudge would definitely do.