boxy, but good.6
These little boxes found in Fancy Packaging. I also own The Packaging and Design Templates which has prettier examples, but I like Fancy Packaging's boxes better. As a bonus, Fancy Packaging is still easy to find. Both books come with a CD of templates that you can print out or play with in graphics software to design your own packaging including boxes, cards, decorations and serious food trays. Since we have a crappy black and white laser printer, I opted for scrapbook paper. It's a nice weight for small gift boxes.
It takes a lot of work to hand cut and score these boxes. I used my quilting hera marker to score the folds. You can buy dies for making boxes, but at $60-80 a pop, they aren't in my budget. I saw one set at Lincraft for $140. Serious, who has $140 for box cutting dies? The books were reasonable at around $25 each. I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out.
I've explained to Craig that the boxes are small. Apparently he'll be getting an Amazon gift card with some bonbons, a pair of cufflinks and some random candy in a dispenser. I'm letting packaging dictate his gifts. That's fair, right?
He just shrugged. I think he's still bitter about the unfulfilled quilted robe request. Are you a paper nut? I love making these, but my exacto knife is a wee bit uncomfortable. Do you have an ergonomic one that you'd suggest?