Index Card Box from Target's Office Supply Department ($1)
Rounded Tab punch
1/8" Hole punch
Foam Paint Brush
Royal Coat Decoupage Finish (or Mod Podge)
Scrap cardstock (for tabs and ovals)Step by Step
Step 1: Cut a piece of patterned paper to be 3.75" x 1.5". Holding vertically, score 3/16" in from each side. This will go on one side of the box.
Step 2: Cut a piece of patterned paper to be 5.5" x 1.5". Holding vertically, score 3/16" in from each side. This will go on the bottom of the box.
Step 3: Cut a piece of patterned paper to be 3.75" x 12". Then score at 5.5" and 6 5/8". This piece will wrap from the front, around one side to cover most of the back.
Step 4: On the back of the cardstock with a pen, mark 1/2 inch in from the edge and from the first crease. Then using the paper cutter, cut down 1/2" from these two marks.
Step 5: Flip the cardstock around and cut down from the two slits made in the previous step. This will create a 4.5" slit.
Step 6: These are the three pieces of cardstock all cut and folded.
Step 7: Press the front of the cardstock into the snap on the front of the box to make an impression. This will be your guide as to where to punch a hole.
Step 8: Using the dimple you just created as a guide, punch a hole with the 1/8" circle punch for the snap to fit through.
Step 9: Apply the decoupage finish to the bottom of the box and then place the 5.5" x 1.5" piece of cardstock over the glue.
Step 10: Apply the decoupage finish to the left side of the box and then place the 3.75" x 1.5" piece of cardstock over the glue.
Step 11: Apply the decoupage finish to the the front, side and back of the box and wrap the remaining piece of cardstock over the glue.
Step 12: Punch out a new colored tab for each divider with the Rounded Tab Punch. Then adhere a punched tab on each divider.
Step 13: Embellish with ribbon and oval punches. I purposely did not put a label on the white oval for this box because I think the recipient should get to choose what it says. The box holds index cards, so it would be good for receipts, recipes, and notes.
I thought this box would be great blog candy! Leave a comment to this post and I will randomly choose a winner on Monday, April 2 at 9am.