Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekly Tutorial: A Special Pencil Box

This week’s Super Saturday Tutorial was delayed due to the Stampin’ Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop.   I hope you enjoyed the 60+ projects we shared this weekend… there was a lot of eye candy and creativity!

Today’s tutorial comes from reader requests.  Last week I shared my boot photos from a local craft fair… and you wanted to know how to make the Strength & Hope Pencil Box or Sleeve… so here you go!

Craft Fair photo October Hope Pencil box Sleeve 1

Since I was re-making the box, I did change it up just a bit… but just the papers, not the bones… You’ll see!Ribbon Of Hope Pencil Box Tutorial Main

Here are the Supplies You’ll Need to make the ….

4 Pencil Box or Sleeve!

Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Classic Ink Pad, Wide Oval Punch, Brads, scallop dotted ribbon, melon mambo, whisper white, regal rose, strength and hope pencil, bone folder, multipurpose adhesive, pretel bags

Note:  Not Shown, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, Simply Scored  Board

Supply List:

Stamp Set:  Strength & Hope


Regal Rose

(1) 4-1/8” x 8” for Box / Sleeve

(1) 2” x 3-1/4” for topper

Whisper White

(1) 2” x 4-1/4” to stamp and embellish

(2) 1-3/4” x 4-1/4” to punch lace ribbon border

Designer Series Paper

(1) 3” x 4-1/4” for box wrapper

(1) 1-3/4” x 3” for topper

Classic Inks:

  • Regal Rose
  • Pretty In Pink


Lace Ribbon Border Punch Paper Snips
Wide Oval Punch Bone Folder
Multipurpose Adhesive Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Crystal Brads Flower Brads
Simply Scored Board Ruler
Pencil (non-SU) Snail
Pretzel Bags* (non-SU) Stapler (non-SU)

Step by Step Tutorial for…

4 Pencil Box / Sleeve

  1. Place the 4-1/8” x 8” Regal Rose Card Stock on your Simply Scored Board with the 4-1/8” edge along the top rail, and score at 3/8”, 1-7/8”, 2-1/4”, and 3-3/4”.
  2. Turn the card stock so that an 8” edge is along the top rail, and score at 3/8”
  3. Use paper snips to cut on each scored line to the 3/8” scored line.
  4. Clip and remove ONE 3/8” corner square.Pencil box tutorial step four snip and clip bottom edge
  5. Use Bone Folder to crease along all scored lines.
  6. Measure a point approximately 3-1/2” from the unscored 4-1/8” edge (this will be the top of your box), and make a mark with a pencil.Step 6 measure and mark with ruler 3.5 inches from top
  7. Align Wide Oval Punch between a 1-1/2” parallel, so that you can see the pencil mark, and punch.Step 7_wide oval punch and pencil mark on createdbyu
  8. Use snips to cut down to the oval punch you just made…Step 8 use snips to clip out excess
  9. Use Oval Punch to round out the edges as shown in photo (do this on both sides of the pencil box/sleeve).Step 9 punch away excess from two sides
  10. Place Multipurpose Adhesive on a long 3/8” tab, and fold into a long narrow box.Step 10 glue and form box
  11. Fold in small bottom side flaps.Step 11 pencil box tutorial
  12. Glue bottom shut, folding long flaps onto one another.
  13. Punch two Whisper White Card Stock Lace Ribbon Border pieces, and wrap around box, finger press to crease, keeping parallel and seam at back of box.  Glue the ends together and let them float on the box (do not glue just yet).
  14. Wrap Designer Series Paper around your sleeve, with the lace border pieces peeking from either end.  Finger-press in place with seam at the back of box, and use the bone folder to form a better crease as shown in the photo for step 17.
  15. Adjust height of lace ribbon border punched pieces as desired, and then glue down with tiny dots of multipurpose adhesive in 4 or 5 places.
  16. Stamp and decorate 2” x 4-1/4” Whisper White Card Stock.  In the sample, the butterfly from the Strength and Hope Stamp Set was stamped using Pretty in Pink Classic Ink.  Script and Hope were then stamped atop the butterfly band using Regal Rose Classic Ink.step 16 strength and hope stamping
  17. Wrap stamped band around designer series paper band, and finger press in place, adjust as necessary and then glue in place.Step 17 wrap and fold belly band
  18. Cut approx. 4-1/2” of Melon Mambo Scalloped Dotted Ribbon, and place a bit of Snail Adhesive on each end.  Beginning at the FRONT of the box, wrap the ribbon around embellished box and attach it to itself in the front.
  19. Use Flower Brad and 6” Melon Mambo Scallop Dotted Ribbon to make a brad bow and attach with 3 mini glue dots to the front of the box and ribbon.  (If you’ve never made one before, you can view my tutorial for the Brad Bow HERE.)step 19 brad bow and link to brad bow tutorial
  20. Slip your pencils into the box, and slip the box inside a pretzel sleeve.
  21. Score 2” x 3-1/4” Regal Rose Card Stock at 1-5/8” and bone fold the crease.
  22. Slip the folded card stock over the pretzel bag, and staple in place.  TIP:  Staple so that the smooth side is facing the back of the bag, and prongs towards the front as you are usually adding extra embellishments to the front of the bag topper.step22_bury the staple
  23. Score the 3” x 1-3/4” DSP at 1-1/2”.
  24. Cut an additional 6” of ribbon, and form into a ribbon of hope.. refer to photo.  Use tips of snips to pierce through the double layers of ribbons, and insert rhinestone brad.step 24 making and piercing a ribbon of hope
  25. A attach to the scored 3” x 1-3/4” DSP, opening brads completely on the back side.step 25a, back of dspribbon on hope attached to dsp
  26. Attach DSP topper to bag card stock topper.step 26 bag topper in place and view

Congratulations!  You’re Done!

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!  See you tomorrow for a new Utah Divas International Color Challenge!


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Dr Sonia S V said...

Especially love the brad idea Sharon. Thank You for sharing
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

fab idea!! am going to give it a go.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Wow! Love these pencil boxes! They must have been a big hit?!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. The pencil boxes are very pretty.

Donna Ellis said...

what a nice way of giving a sweet gift! Pencil boxes are wonderful!

Fabiola said...

oh trop joli, merci

Patrice H said...

What a fun project Sharon thanks for the tutorial!!!