Score the strip as indicated in the cut file and then fan fold the piece so that there is an "M" in the middle. You will want the middle pieces to be tightly together. As I've discovered in this tutorial, the DCWV cardstock is too flimsy for this. You will need some card that will keep it's shape once it's been folded.
This "V" look is not good. This means that when you insert your gift card the upright pieces will just bend over and the card will fall out. A quick fix is a bit of double stick tape on either side to stick the card in the middle. You can also try layering some additional card pieces together. I recommend glue since it will give it a bit more strength.
Here are the completed boxes that I made for this example. These are for my son's school teachers. Today is the last day of school before we start our Christmas break. It's just after 1pm here. I leave to go get my son from school at 2pm. Nothin' like putting a gift together at the last minute, huh? Proof positive that these really do come together very quickly.
As it turns out.... this box is also the perfect size for giving the small 2x3 (or is it 3x2?) school pictures in too! :) I hope the teachers like their presents.
We're on Christmas break now. Don't be surprised if you don't hear from me for a few days. Hubby has some vacation days too. The "Use 'em or Lose 'em" kind. So he's on vacation too. Wow! What will we do with ourselves for a whole week all together? I just don't know. But we'll figure something out. :)
Have a great weekend! Chat with you all again soon!
- Cricut, DesignStudio and George or Plantin Schoolbook
- CUT FILE: ** Donate button is at the top right. Please specify which file you want when you purchase.
- Cardstock and patterned paper: DCWV
Cute Sandy made a couple of these boxes and posted them on her blog. Here is the link to see them. Fantastic job Sandy. Thanks so much for sharing.