Saturday, 18 August 2018

Petal Promenade EPB Box

Hello, Crafters. 

Yesterday was a very successful day, and I achieved
 a lot. My first task was to finish prepping for tomorrow's video, 
which is No. 410 - Christmas Catalogue Pre-order Sneak Peek. 
 After recording the video, I left it to download onto You Tube
 while I "filed" my new products in their appropriate 
places along side my other current products.This is 
quite time-consuming, and includes updating my two reference
 files, clearing room for more stamp sets as well as 
labelling and re-labelling!

It's well worth the effort because I work so much better 
when I'm organised. Once everything was in it's place, I was 
ready to decorate the inside of the cards I shared with you 
yesterday, as well as making a box to hold them.
While I had been working during the day, I'd been planning
 how I was going to make the box. I'd decided to make an 
Envelope Punch Board (EPB) Box, so my first job was to 
decide what height, width, and depth I needed my box 
to be to hold five cards and five envelopes. 
Once I'd established that, I went to the The Crafty Owl Box Buster 
website where Joanne James has posted her EPB Box
 Buster. All I needed to do was enter my three measurements
 in inches or centimetres, one click of the button, 
and I had all the info I needed! 
I knew the size of my cardstock, where I needed to make 
my first score line and where I needed to put my second score 
line. I used Sahara Sand Cardstock (CS), and made my box. 
 When I make a box of cards to sell, I like to put a copy of 
the front of my card on the outside of the box, in order that potential
 customers know what's inside without taking the product out of the cello bag.
Part of the reason for choosing to make the box with the EPB is
 because I could decorate the front and the back with the outside
 and the inside of the card. The challenge was, how was I 
going to deal with one of these on the front which was where
 the box opening was - I used a small magnet under
 the flap for the closure mechanism!

I worked out what I needed to do, and went ahead, but once I'd
 finished that part of the box, I realised there was an easier,
 "cleaner" way of doing it. If I'd been working on this project for
 a video, I'd be able to make a "prototype" and then go back and
 make the real deal with the hiccups ironed out! LOL!
Although I'm pleased with my finished box, there is room for
 improvement! I'm not pointing out what I could do to improve 
on because it's just a bit of fine tuning, and it probably won't
 be noticed by anybody anyway! 

I hope you enjoy this project, as much as I've enjoyed working on it.
 I hope you have a super relaxing weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Wow! Wow! and Wow! again. Not only are your cards simply gorgeous ... this box is just the perfectly beautiful presentation/keepsake box ever! Just stunning! You have done such an exquisite job of this Jan ... like you, I too find fussy-cutting quite relaxing, so long as my hands are cooperating nicely. What a beautiful project this is. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all! and do have a super weekend!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper was just made for this kind of project. Hubby said it was the prettiest project I've ever made which surprised me in a really lovely way. ☺ Have a blessed Sunday. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. I agree this is a Wow. Your cards and tutorials are fabulous and your attention to detail is great. Looking forward to the video. Thank you.

    1. Hi, Alison. So pleased you like this project. The video should be available on Wednesday! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. I knew that you would do an amazing box for your cards Jan. I would love to know who Joanne James is and is she on YouTube please? xx :O) xxx

    1. Hi, Lorraine. If you click on the link above -
      The Crafty Owl Box Buster - it will take you straight to Joanne's website. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  4. Your hubby has a very discerning eye and excellent taste, furthermore; and he's probably right in this case ... my vote's with him!! Lol