Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Daisy Flip Top Gift Box Video

Hello, Crafters.

The idea I told you about yesterday that I had in my mind for my Thailand swaps, worked out beautifully yesterday.

It's a real JanB card in as much as it's clean and simple i.e. less is more! 

I've prepared all the card bases, the two layers, and completed the stamping. 

All that I have left to do is to adhere the cards together, and make a video. 

It'll be quite a short video, but it will show which step you take first!

I decided to make a video showing how I make a flip top box, and went back through all the PDF's I've made for my classes because I knew there was one.

I found it, and had forgotten that my deisgn had the seams at either side of the top flap rather than on the bottom of the box which is the "normal" way to make boxes! 

There are two advantages of this style of box. 

Firstly, the sides of the box are stronger than normal because they have two layers of cardstock supporting them. 

Secondly, the base of the box is more secure as there aren't any seams there!

I always practice making my projects before making videos. 

The idea is it'll help me keep the amount of mistakes to a minimum! LOL! 

When I started on this box, I did get somewhat carried away with them!

I found I had so many options with the Designer Series Papers (DSP) that were available for me to choose from, I wanted one in every design!

I stopped making them when I had five of them! 

The finished size of the box is 3.5" x 3.75" x 1.5", which is a really decent size and lends itself to so many possibilities!

I took a piece of 3" x 3" cardstock to check that cards that size would fit into the box.
They fit beautifully, but I don't have any 3" x 3" envelopes to check them, but I'm 99% certain that cards and envelopes that size will fit in.

I've added a footnote under the video to amend something I'd said during the introduction! 

(Oh, how I miss not being able to put messages on the screen!). 

I didn't notice it at the time, but I said the box would be ideal for a new baby! 

Obviously I meant a new baby gift! Hehe!!  

I'm waiting for my delivery from UPS at lunchtime today, so I can get my customers' Thank You gifts wrapped and posted before I fly off on Saturday!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. What a gorgeous little box, Jan! And you're so very right about the Crushed Curry centre on the daisy ... stunning! What a lovely swap to be on the receiving end of! I'm sure the recipients will be so delighted!! Great video again, and thanks so much!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It's amazing how much difference little things can make. So pleased you enjoyed this. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.