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Simply Scored Gift Boxes

Sorry everyone!  I promised to post a quick and easy way to use the Simply Scored to make gift boxes with lids that actually fit and well…I’ve just been flat-out crafting!  Anyway… this a quick post before I pack the car for our 10 hour drive to Armidale (my home town).  I can’t wait to see my family and friends – it has been far too long!

I had been frustrated for so long making boxes with lids that were always just that bit too big.  So when a friend of mine sent me a link to a video tutorial on how to make boxes with lids that fit perfectly, I was so excited  (I know it doesn’t take much, does it?).  The exciting thing about this technique is you don’t have to work out the measurements for the lid – just the box base and they always fit perfectly.  How do I know?  Well, here’s how…

These are some of the boxes I made last week and they took no time to whip up and, as you can see, all of the lids fit perfectly.  All I have to do now is decorate them with ribbons and tags etc to make them simply fabulous.

So…you want to know how, right?  Check out the video tutorial from Connie Stewart.  She also has a video tutorial on how to measure and cut your box and a tutorial on how to make two tones boxes like the ones pictured above.  Check out Connie’s entertaining tutorials, you won’t be disappointed.

Want a Simply Scored?  Email me at  Until the end of April, I’ll throw in a free shim so you can make the best fitting lids ever.

Happy crafting!

Summer Mini Gift Box

Well…here it is as promised my next share.  A gorgeous little box just right for Christmas treats.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Stamp Sets: Tagtastic (122747), Tiny Tags (118592)
Card: Spice Cake DSP (124003) (available 1 December), Soft Suede (119982) More Mustard (106569), Very Vanilla (106550)
Finishing Touches: Designer Buttons (124113), Hemp Twine (100982), Baker’s Twine, Early Espress/White (123124) (available 1 December),3.2cm Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Soft Suede (125060), Blender Pen (102845)
Tools: Paper Snips (103579), Paper Cutter (106583), Scoring Blade (104154), Large Tag Punch (119876), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190)
Sticky Bits: Mini Glue Dots (103683), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Tomorrow I will have a gorgeous new project that I’m busting to share but I don’t want to spoil the surprise for our Avid Inkers group as it’s our make and take for our meeting! Check back tomorrow night for an update.

Have you RSVP’d for the Summer Mini Catalogue Launch yet? Remember, if you RSVP by Friday, 2 December and attend, your name will go into the draw for a gorgeous NEW stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Contact me by email at or phone 0401173203.

Let me know what you think – I love to read your comments!

Happy stamping!

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