How to Use the Gift Box Punch Board

How to Use the Gift Box Punch Board

Do you want a fun and simple way to make gift boxes that won’t strain your brain? If
the answer is yes, then you’ll love the new Punch Board from Stampin’Up. Stay tuned to learn how to use it. This
is Sage Kimble, aka the Mad Stamper, with another
technique video for paper crafters. Here’s the new Gift Box Punch Board
that Stampin’Up released in the 2014 holiday catalog. You may
already be using the Envelope Punch Board and loving how you don’t have to do
any math to end up with envelopes the perfect
size and shape for your cards. Now the Gift box Punch Board means your
hand-made gift boxes will be just as simple. You can make
15 different sizes of boxes with this tool. Here are just a few of them. Each size
has a square base, but the height of the
sides can vary. You can use any of four measurements for
the base and sides. 1-3/4,
2-1/2, 3-1/4 and 4. So you can see you can get a variety a
sizes and shapes with this one board. On the chart, the
sizes are in decimal, meaning that 1-3/4” is written as 1.75, 2-1/2” is written as
2.5 etc. But in the US we’re used to thinking in fractions instead of decimals.
So that’s how I’ll refer to the measurements. The first thing I like to do when I’m
going to use a Punch Board is to take the Scoring Tool out so it’ll
be handy when I’m ready for it. Then if I’m going to use paper or
Card Stock larger than 9” X 9”, I need to swing this little extension out to make the scoring groove long enough. I’m going to use a
9” X 9” piece of paper so I won’t need that today. I’m going to show
you how to make this box which is 3-1/4” X 3-1/4” by 2-1/2”. You can either use
Designer Series paper or Card Stock. Designer Series Paper comes in 12” by 12”
sheets which is handy because the larger boxes take Card Stock larger than our 8-1/2” X 11” sheets of Card Stock.
But Card Stock will give you a sturdier box. So keep that in mind when you’re
choosing which material to make your box from. I’m going to use Card Stock, because it easier
to see the score lines since the paper pattern doesn’t get in
the way. According to the chart, the size box that I’m going to make requires a 9” X 9” sheet of paper or Card Stock, which I’ve already
cut. Then if you go further across the chart, you’ll see that there’s
an indication for a Start Line and for a Diagonal Line and the S M L and XL of course stand for Small Medium Large and Extra-Large. What I like to do is put
those indicators on a Post-It and have that on my workspace, because once I have this paper in place, and if I don’t remember which of the
diagonal score lines to use, I have to lift this up and try to read it
while it’s in place. So I just found it easier to write it down. So the first step is to put the left
edge of my Card Stock against the
appropriate Start Line which is the L or large, and then I’m going to punch and then score three different lines. It
does not matter what order you do this in. I like to do the horizontal line first, which is the longest line because that tells me where to stop my diagonal line. Now the scoring groove stops
there anyway, but this just helps me see where I’m
going to stop. Then I’ll come over and score the
vertical line. Easy, right? So then I turn it 90° and I repeat that process: a horizontal the diagonal and vertical. Then I’ll do it on the next 2 sides. So in case you can’t see those score lines very well, I drew over them with pencil so that you
can see the shape that you end up with. As you
can see, each corner is going to end up being a flap that’s going to meet in the center. So
you’ll notice here that the flap which is going to fold forward
has a notch punched on one side but not the other. So
the next thing I need to do is turn the Card Stock over to the other side and then I’ll punch out the notch on the other side of the flap. so after
turning the Card Stock over, I line it up on that L line and you can see it lines the punch up with the angle of your score lines. And then I’ll punch. And I’ll repeat that and the other 3
sides. Now I’m going to use the reverse punch and position the corners. This punch is going
to round the corners and then create what I
call a little smile here in each corner. And those little smiles are what will keep your box together when it’s all folded. The next thing I’m
going to do is start folding along the long lines, what were called the horizontal and vertical lines when we were using the
Punch Board. The next thing is to fold these diagonal lines in the opposite direction. And you can see how that’s going to form our box like so. Now I can take 2 of the corners and hook those little smiles together. Then I’ll do that with the other two, and there’s the box. So simple and quick, I just love it! Now when you open this
box, it’s going to flatten out like so. And if you want it to hold its box shape, then all you need to do is take and
adhere the triangular flaps to one side, and the ones on the opposite side the same thing. I like to use Fast Fuse because its a stronger adhesive
than snail. Or you could use as some Sticky Strip. You can order your Gift Box Punch Board using the link
under the video. then see how much fun you can have
making all the different sizes and filling them with surprises for your
friends and family. If you found this video helpful, be sure
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7 thoughts on “How to Use the Gift Box Punch Board

  1. You inspired me to at least consider the gift box board.  I had totally avoided even thinking about it until I saw your video.  You've inspired me and I want to encourage you to make more videos.

  2. Hi Sage.  Great video!  Like another gal said, if it were not for this video, I would not have even considered getting the Gift Box Punch Board, as it doesn't make it clear how versatile it is in the description!  Thanks for "enabling" me! (LOL!)

  3. Thank you for your clear directions. I am interested in making a box to hold several cards. Would that be a size 12 x 12?
    I am interested in purchasing this item.

  4. I'm new with stampin, I'm wanting to learn how to do gift boxes. You were very helpful, Thank You.

  5. Could you tell me which column tells me what the height of the box is? I'm trying to make taller boxes…. Any help would be great!

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