Embossed Vellum Fancy Favor box

Posted by on November 10, 2009 in Misc Projects | 0 comments

This little gift box was inspired by Tami White whose original can be seen here:

I changed mine a little by using Vellum cardstock which turns white when you emboss it.
Cut your Vellum cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 11″ and die cut it with the Fancy Favors die. Normally you would use 12″ cardstock but it still works with the 11″, the little tab on the end is just shorter (I think the shorter tab works better anyway :-).
After the cardstock is die cut, I embossed it with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. You want to position the die cut piece so the edges of the box line up with the images on the embossing folder:
The bottom tabs will poke out but everything will still go through the Big Shot just fine.
When you’re embossing the part that has the tab, you need to fold the tab in so that the back and side of the box will fit inside the embossing folder. This way, all sides of the box are embossed :-) (You can click on the pictures to enlarge for more detail)
Something to keep in mind: When embossing the Vellum cardstock, you may need to use the Multi-Purpose Platform without the tabs. I found it I used Tab #2, then parts of the embossed images actually cut through, especially when folding on the edges to put the box together. So I used the Multi-Purpose platform without the tabs but added a sheet of copy paper as a shim and it worked great :-)

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