I used another template from Paper Source's Wall Art Calendar the other day: pillow boxes and matching tags! Here is the print for the month of September and the pillow box/tag template.
Who knew mushrooms could look so artistic? Paper Source. Paper Source knew. Okay, so the first thing I did was cut out the pillow box along the solid lines. After that, I scored the dashed lines with the blade from a small pair of scissors. Scoring just means pressing down really hard on the paper in a line for the intended purpose of folding on that line. If you're using scissors instead of a bone folder or a butter knife, be sure not to push down too hard or you'll pierce the page. After that, I folded the dashed lines really carefully. This is a harder template because the lines are not straight, they are the curved lines lines you see in the template above. Here's what mine looked like before and after scoring and folding.
Okay, don't hate! It hard to fold on a round edge! Don't worry. It'll look fine once you're done. Then, you're going to fold that bottom flap in, so that you see the print. Take double-sided tape and place some along the bottom flap on the print side. You're going to fold the box in half so that the print side touches that top straight edge and press down firmly. This is what your pillow box should look like now. It should form a loop with two open sides.
Then, take one side of the pillow box., and fold the flap with the cutout flap down and in towards the other flap. On the exposed flap (the one without the cutout), you're going to put double sided tape on the top and bottom of the flap (see below).
Then, press the taped flap firmly into the folded flap and hold until the tape stays firm. I put my fingers in through the open side of the box and pushed up on the flaps so that I could apply more pressure. And that's it! You're done!
You want to leave one side open so that you can put your gift in there. There were two tags that you could use with either this pillow box or any other gift. I cut out the circle one using my 2" circle punch and punched a hole using my super tiny hole punch that's perfect for stringing in some twine. To make the rounded edges on the rectangular tag, I just used my corner rounder tool. Above, you can see all the tools I used for this pillow box and matching tags.
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