Sunday, 1 January 2017


Hello, Crafters.

I wish you all a very happy New Year and hope it will be your best year ever!

This morning, I uploaded my video called Angie's Pack Flat Box.

It was inspired by a video I saw a few years ago by ChicnScratch aka Angie Juda. 

She showed how to make this box almost to the end but could be folded flat until the box was needed. 

Then it could be finished off and decorated within no time at all. 

It really helps out with time management when you are making them for a big event ahead of you! 

I altered the sizing slightly so I could fit a 3" x 3" Post It Note Pad inside.  


I started working on these boxes on the same day I made the Rose Red Happy Birthday card when I layered the sentiment on a sheet of Melon Mambo! 

This is why it happened! The Melon Mambo was already out because of the boxes.


I remember checking the Rose Red cardstock but obviously didn't actually take it out! DOH!

The first Melon Mambo box I made, I decorated with three flowers, which I thought was too much, although I'm now thinking I rather like it!

The second box had one flower and for the third box, I decided I wanted to see what it'd be like with a butterfly. 

I love the Blushing Bride box because I prefer soft, subtle colours.

The actual box size is a generous 3" x 3" x 1" and will also hold two fun-size chocolate bars like Milky Way or Bounty Bars, or the Lidl version as shown above!

Equally, it's a good size for a small gift like a bracelet and would therefore be good for Valentine 's Day, Mother's Day and Easter, as well as birthdays of course! 

That's about it for today. Happy Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Products & Measurements

Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock #131287 – 8¾” x 3 3/8” (22.1cm x 8.5cm); 5” x 5” (12.6cm x 12.6cm); to punch ½” (1.2cm) circle
Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock #106550 – 3” x 3¼” (7.6cm x 8.3cm);  2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm); 1” x 2” (2.5cm x 5cm)
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper #142788 2 7/8” x 3 1/8” (7.3cm x 8cm)
Score square cardstock at 15/16” (2.4cm) on all four sides
Score diagonal lines on all four corners between the two score lines
On the long piece of cardstock, score at ½”, 3 5/8”, 4 5/8”, 7¾” (1.3cm, 9.3cm, 11.7cm, 19.7cm)
Flower Shop Clear Mount Stamp Set #130942
Flower Shop Wood Mount Stamp Set #130939
Petite Petals Clear Mount Stamp Set # 133155
Petite Petals Wood Mount Stamp Set # 133152
Blushing Bride Ink Pad #131172; Refill #131157
Pansy Punch (larger flower) #130698
Petite Petals Punch (smaller flower) #133322
*Lace Doilies #142793
*Available from 4th January 2017 from the Spring Catalogue


  1. Such a gorgeous little box, Jan! And the one you have done in the video is so dainty and delicate ... love the softer tones! What a super idea for making ahead as you have said ... thanks for sharing this project! What a great start for the new year!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm glad you like it, too! I'm far more into pastel colours than brights. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. such a beautiful little box,much prettier in the pastels.Happy New Year

    1. Hi, Chris. Blushing Bride is a lovely shade of pink - pale but not baby pink. Glad You like this project. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.