For me, one of the best parts about working with paper is that moment when you create something bespoke for a friend.
I adore creating, and going through the motions of writing out measurements and sums (who knew that maths, fractions and algebra would actually be useful!), then creating templates are all baby steps along the way to creating something beautiful that you know will be appreciated.
Sandie who owns Candle-Scents.co.uk is a remarkably talented chandler, she creates amazing blends and fragrances and encases them in soy wax (smoke free!) and then selects the perfect holder for the candle she’s envisioning.
And while she does have boxes and jars for many of her candles, she asked me to create a box for a specific candle, and this is what I came up with.
For me, candles are about giving light and giving fragrance. I liked the ‘carton’ shape of my original prototype, but wanted to make a way that her customers would be able to see inside. Often this means wielding out the Big Shot and using small framelit dies, but in this case, I wanted Sandie to be able to make lots of boxes quickly, and that meant a trusty punch needed to be used.
The video will show you far better than my fingers can type, just how to create a window in all 4 sides, but without having to use framelits!
These are the dimensions I used in the video, in inches
Cardstock measures – 9 ¼ by 7 ¾
Score along the 9 ¼ side at
Score along the 7 ¾ side at
DSP measures 2 x2 and 2 x 2&5/8
And for the metrics among us….
Cardstock measures 235mm by 197mm
Score along the 235mm side at
Score along the 197mm side at
DSP measures 51mm by 51mm and 51mm by 67mm
Please do let me know what you think, and as ever, please leave a comment, I do love to hear from you.
Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator