Do you have a nut in your family? Is your father or husband a little bit nutty? Is he wild about nuts? Or maybe it is all three. In any case I have created an easy, inexpensive but thoughtful Father’s Day gift today and I would love to share it with you. Come take a look!
The first step to creating the box was to decide which papers to use from the beautiful Opa Boutique Collab kit. I printed off several to choose from but ended up only using the one striped paper for a band around the bottom of the box. I used a plain kraft colored cardstock for the box template. I ran the cardstock through my Silhouette Cameo and then I was ready to go!
All I had to do after that was fold on the scored lines and fold the box together. Before I taped the box together though, I added the band around it right under the cutout window. The band measured 1×10 inches.
If you’ve never used one of the hybrid templates from the shop, don’t be scared! They are so easy to make! The Silhouette Cameo does all the hard work for you. All you have to do is peel the cut-out template off the sticky mat and fold where indicated by the scored lines. Of course you don’t have to own a Cameo to use the hybrid templates. The files come in many formats so that anyone can print and cut them out by hand. I use double-sided adhesive tape by Scotch to hold my hybrid projects together.
To complete the project I created a little notecard with a variety of files from the Opa Boutique Collab kit. My father loves nuts of all kinds so I made up a double recipe of Spicy Nuts to go inside the box for him. The notecard says “Nuts About You” Of course it is corny, but then again – so is my Dad! If you would like to download the notecard to use for a gift of your own, click here to visit my website. I added a little decorative touch to the sides of the box with some washi tape. Then I tied the notecard to the gable box with some twine.
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