Friday, October 24, 2014

Many Merry Stars

I am in love with the new Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit!

This kit makes 26 stars in 6 sizes (from 2" to 15" in diameter). The Gold Glimmer Paper and Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, White, and Garden Green cardstock are so festive. These stars can be used for table-top or mantle decor, tree ornaments, AND I figured out how to transform them into gift boxes!


I cut the printed, self-adhesive die-cut side piece into 2 pieces, lengthwise. I did not cut it exactly in half so that the piece I attached to the top of the box is narrower than the piece on the bottom. From a piece of white cardboard that comes packaged with our Designer Series Paper, I cut strips to adhere to the inside of the bottom side. You want this cardboard to rest on the bottom of the box and extend above the side by 1/4"-1/2". Take care that it does not extend taller than your top side piece is. 

Tips: 
* Score the cardboard at the same measurement as the score marks on your side piece before you adhere it.
* Use the negative from the star punch-out as your template to trace onto Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper or cardstock to create the box liners and cover up the adhesive tabs.

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Carla
 
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3 comments:

Cindy said...

This is simply brilliant, thank you so much for sharing!!!

KimB said...

Carla - thanks so much for sharing this work around to turn the stars into great gift boxes!

rachellegge1 said...

Very clever! A fantastic (and easy!) way to create lids. Thank you so much for sharing this, I can't wait to try this out with our star kit.