Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Two For One Tutorial for The Kraft Journal

      It's my turn this week to do the tutorial for The Kraft Journal.  First I'm going to show you how to make a cute little box and then I'll show you what goes inside and how it ties into our theme this week of "Spring Cleaning".      I've used Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft and Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock and cut a piece of each  to 8" x 8".  I used the Brown Kraft for my box bottom and it needs to be scored on all four sides at 1 1/2".

     Burnish your score lines and cut a small notch out of each of the corner "flaps".  NOTE:  Make sure you don't cut the notch out of the center pieces.  Add adhesive to the corner pieces and fold up your box bottom with the flaps to the inside.
     Your box bottom is done.
     The next step is the only tricky part to this box.  The lid has to be scored a tiny bit larger than the bottom so it will sit on the box right.  If you'll take a close look at the next photo, the Martha Stewart Score board has a line with a little arrow just a smidge in from the left side of the board.  Put the edge of your paper on that arrow line everytime you score at 1 1/2" and it will give you just the little extra you need.
     After you get all your scoring done, burnish you score lines and trim the notches the same way you did for the bottom of the box.  If you want to use a decorative punch on your box top, now's the time to punch.  You'll need to trim the flaps a little depending on which punch you use.   Add your adhesive and fold up your lid.
    Here's what the finished box looks like with some pretty purple seam binding ribbon wrapped around it and a little French perfume tag to jot a note on.
      Are you ready to see what's in the box?
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It's sachets!

     What better way to freshen up those spring cleaned dresser drawers than with some nice smell good.  I've used the Kraft Outlet Cotton Draw String bags which I stamped and colored with Copic markers.  I also added some ribbon and lace around the top and used some ink to dye the draw strings purple.

      For the smell good I bought some sachet packets at Wal-mart.  The package says to leave the contents in the pouch and not let it touch fabric.  I wanted to protect the bag so I bought a pack of plastic jewelry bags and used a 1/8" hole punch to punch numerous holes in the bag.  The holes are too small for the crystals to get through but they allow the smell out and the 3" x 4' size works perfectly for the bags.
      So there you have it!  A really easy and cheap gift or prezzie to yourself.
Have a great week!


Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock
Cotton Draw String Bags

Other Supplies

Stamps:  Martha Stewart Butterflies and Autumn Leaves "Nature" by Rhonna Farrer
Inks: VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea Dew Drop ink, Bamboo Shoot and Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Copics BV11 and Y00

Tools:  Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace edge punch, Martha Stewart Score Board
Miscellaneous:  Martha Stewart Seam Binding, Offray ribbon, lace from my stash, Score Tape, French perfume label image from The Graphic Fairy

12 comments:

  1. Tracy this is just darling!!! I love this idea so very much, thank you! I do want to ask a question though, I do not have the MS scoring ruler, I have the scor-pal. Where would I place my paper to get that extra bit of coverage for the lid?

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  2. This is so wonderful! Thank you so much! I always wondered what that little arrow meant but hadn't looked into it yet! I love the punched edge on the top of the box...so pretty! What you've included inside is fantastic! I love it! :o)

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  3. Ok, you've explained this so simply and perfectly that I think even I can try this one!! It is gorgeous and kudo's on stamping and coloring on fabric!! I've been wanting to make Josh some little T-Shirts so I may just have to give this technique a go too! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  4. Beautiful Tracy!! You did an amazing tutorial, I just love it!!

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  5. Lovely tutorial, super the box!!!

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  6. Totally FANCY!! I can smell the lavendar, LOL! Your tutorial is more than excellent and the box you made magnificent, love those little bags you made, a real stunner again!!

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  7. Love this beautiful box not to mention whats inside....it's such an elegant gift and you've paired it up so nicely with those beatiful colors on the butterflies that compliments everything so well.

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  8. Tracy...this is yet ANOTHER fabulous tutorial...useful, fun and just plain clever! You rock girlie!!!

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  9. Great tutorials Tracy, both projects are just beautiful! I may have to give that box a try! :) TFS!
    Hugs, Regan

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  10. Wow - great gift box and idea for bags. TFS

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  11. What a great tutorial.. You are so good at that.. Your gift box is so pretty. And I love your sachet. I always get so inspired when I pop in here.. Hope you are having a great week.. YEA, Tomorrow is Friday.

    Hugs, Linda

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  12. Wonderful tutorial! Love the little sachets.

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