Thursday, December 5, 2013

My New BFF

I've been having a play with the Envelope Punch Board and watching videos by other talented crafters and am totally in love with this new toy. At this time of year especially - or at any time when you need gift boxes and bags - this tool is worth its weight in gold!

Here are the samples I've been making to show my ladies:
  • box made from 12" x 12" card (from tutorial at this link)


Materials used:
  • stamps - Merry Little Christmas
  • card - real red, garden green, very vanilla, retired dsp
  • other - Envelope Punch Board, chalk talk framelits dies, Big Shot, retired polka dot ribbon, dimensionals

  • same box made from 9" x 9" card 

Materials used:
  • stamps - Snow Swirled
  • card - crumb cake, cherry cobbler, whisper white, Season of Style dsp
  • other - EPB, gift bow die, Big Shot, decorative label punch, dimensionals

  • and again from 6" x 6" card 

Materials used:
  • stamps - More Merry Messages
  • card - cherry cobbler, old olive, whisper white, Season of Style dsp
  • other - EPB, Big Shot, scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch
  • non SU - rosette die, hot glue gun

Here's a shot of the three boxes together so you can see the proportions:


  • folded gift bag made from 12" x 12" dsp (from tutorial at this link)

Materials used:
  • card - In Colour patterns paper (crisp cantaloupe)
  • other - EPB, pansy punch, Victoria lace ribbon, crop-o-dile, calypso coral bakers twine, very vintage designer button, bone folder, dimensionals

  • then I took the same dimensions as the bag but used card instead, adapted the lid a little and turned it into a box with a belly band

Materials used:
  • card - old olive, cherry cobbler, retired Xmas dsp
  • other - Big Shot, dimensionals, rhinestones
  • non SU - poinsettia dies, marker

  • another box made from 7 1/2" square of card (from tutorial at this link)

Materials used:
  • card - coastal cabana, Winter Frost dsp, silver glimmer card
  • other - snow flurry die, Big Shot, dimensionals

I know there are oodles more too - you just have to Google it or YouTube it to find tons; I'll get around to that after Xmas. Oh, and did I forget to mention it also makes 66 different sized envelopes?

Soooooooooo, if you haven't got one of these yet, I am kind of wondering WHY NOT?!! lol!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers
Kez

6 comments:

Cami said...

Where can I find instructions for these boxes? Thank you!

Margaret said...

These are marvelous! I put off ordering this thinking I would never make my own envelopes. Then I saw all of the wonderful boxes everyone was making!! Guess what's on my list now?!

Mel Sharp said...

They are all gorgeous Kerry! I haven't had much of a chance to play with my EPB yet but I can't wait! TFS xx

Lynda said...

So love these Kez. One Q......ur 12 x 12 and 9 x 9 boxes....is the DSP like a belly band???? I am a MASSIVE Pootles fan. Fun to follow ur links and then realise you already have them bookmarked....der to me!!! Great projects oh talented one. ooxx

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Lynda the dsp is attached. The lid opens at the top and tucks in like on an envelope.

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Cami, I have added links to the ones that have tutorials available. Thanks for asking.

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