I want to wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas, or a happy time whatever festival you are celebrating. I'll be back after the fuss dies down, in the meantime here's a little project for anyone with time on their hands - ooh, I can hear your hollow laughter......
What can you do with a single sheet of double sided cardstock and a bar of soap?
How about a really cute little wrap...........
that opens to show a little box inside......note the position of the little magnet
which is the perfect size for a bar of soap............
start by cutting your cardstock to 8" x 6 3/4"
score across the short side at 3/4", 3", 4 1/2" and 6 3/4" - I have drawn the lines to show up in the photos
turn your paper, and score lengthways at 1 3/4" on both sides
this is the only complicated bit, so I have taken a series of photos, showing where you need to cut to form your box.........
1. starting from the top of your paper, cut away as shown......
you will end up with your cardstock looking like this. Sharpen all the folds with a bone folder
use a circle punch to punch a little half circle as shown......
put double sided tape as shown and assemble your box. Set aside while you make the wrapFor the wrap, cut a piece of the remaining cardstock to 9 1/4" x 4"
Score along the long edge at 2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4" and 7 1/4"
Sharpen folds with a bone folder.
If you like, punch a decorative border along one of the end flaps at this stage
apply double sided tape to the center of the piece as shown, and carefully center your completed box onto this
with strong glue, attach a small magnet to the inside of one of the end folds (I covered this with a little piece of the remaining pattern paper. Put a corresponding magnet onto the other end, so that the wrap stays shut
decorate your box, I just used a couple of Prima flowers and a tiny sentiment