Monday, May 17, 2010

Star Box with Note Cards

Here's a fun and easy patriotic project to do with kids.
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Scor-it scoring tool or similar
Red cardstock
White cardstock
Silver cardstock
MSRS Cloisonné Star set
Silver embossing powder
Versamark inkpad or similar
Glue stick
Paper cutter
Heat tool
1 ½” round hole punch
Red white and blue ribbons

Using a paper cutter, cut a sheet of red cardstock to yield one 7 ¼” x 11” piece and one and one 1 ¼” x 11” piece as shown.
Score at ¾” on all four sides of the 7 ¼” x 11” piece. Score a line at 5 1/8” (measured from the left side of the sheet) and another at 5 7/8”.
Fold all the scored lines in toward the middle of the sheet.
Using scissors, make four tabs on the top of the sheet by cutting the four short score lines as shown. Do the same at the bottom.
Fold all the tabs in toward the center of the box and add glue to the top of each tab as shown.
Attach each tab to the adjacent wall of the box as shown to form the bottom of the box and the hinged lid of the box.
Snip away a small triangle on each side of the lid back to make the box close easier.
Lay the 1 ¼”x11” band of cardstock under the box and wrap it around to the front. Glue the two ends of the strap together. Add ribbon around the strap and secure it on the top with tape.
Add ribbon to the strap for decoration.
Stamp and emboss one large star and seven small stars on the silver cardstock. Cut each one out. Attach the large star to the strap covering where the ribbon is attached. Add a small star on top of the large one.
Cut and fold six white note cards to fit the box (5 ½” x 4 ¼” each). Add a punched red circle and a small star to each of the note cards as shown.


Hetty said...

What a great project!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Thanks for the clear explanation. I like your projects :-)
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

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Anonymous said...

This is so cute Mike!

jill_su said...

Thanks for the instructions Mike. I know what I will be making this weekend!