Teacher Appreciation Gift Box

The end-of-the-school-year is almost upon us!  Hi there WeR friends, Shellye McDaniel here with a fun sort of “explosion” gift box that you can fill with loads of goodies for a teacher!  I’m using the Template Studio Starter Kit along with the Mint Designer Poster Board and the Gift Box template that comes with the Starter Kit.

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To begin, I cut the poster board down to the correct measurement for the 7X7X7 gift box.  The poster was then placed onto the tri-fold mat and the cutting/scoring guides were snapped into place as noted on the instruction card.  After completely following the step-by-step instructions for the box, it was assembled and secured with high tack adhesive.

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I decided to leave the top flaps open so that the box resembles more of an “explosion box” style.  I traced around the flaps onto the Bouquet Patterned Paper from the “Flower Girl” Collection. The paper was then trimmed out and attached to each of the four flaps.  I added some mini red pom-pom trim around the edges of the flaps to give the box extra detail.

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Using the “Blossom DIY Party Honeycomb Pad” I cut a small section from the red honeycomb pad.  Next, I cut the section into a semi-circle, adding a small indentation at the top.  When the honeycomb paper was opened up, I had a 3”W X 2.5”H apple shape. I secured it to the front flap with glue and then added a paper straw for the stem.

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I took a left-over piece of the poster board and cut a strip to measure 11”W X 5”H. Two flaps were made by scoring the strip 2” from both ends.  The flaps were then adhered to the inside/center of the box.  You will need to make adjustments depending on the width of your box.

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Now to dress up the inside of the box!  I used the Alphabet Punch Board and three sheets each of the powder blue and Kelly green from the “Basic Cardstock 3X5 Pad”.  The letters Y, O and U were punched from both of the paper colors and then layered together with foam adhesive to give a ‘shadow’ effect.  The letters were then adhered to a standard paper straw and then glued to the inner strip that we created in the step above.

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I used various pieces from the “Flower Girl Collection” to embellish the alphabet letters and sticker letters to personalize it!

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Fill the box with tissue paper or shredded paper and then add your treats.  This particular size is great for holding larger items; again, just make adjustments depending on what sized box you’d like to end up with J


Template Studio Starter Kit
Mint Dot Designer Poster Board
Flower Girl Collection- 662873 Bouquet Paper; 662878 Wood Veneers; 662881 Sticker Sheet; 662879 Ephemera Pieces
DIY Party Honeycomb Pad-Blossom
Alphabet Punch Board
660897 Basic 3X5Cardstock Pad

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