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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

July 15, 2011


Hello, my friends, it's Audrey and thanks for joining me for my DT project today! I love sharing with you, and thanks to Pam for letting me be one of the designers on her fabulous blog!!!

As some of you know, I returned home from a family reunion/vacation recently, so I had just enough time yesterday to put this little designer purse candy/gift box together for you as my DT project:

Isn't it cute?!!!  The leather-look paper I believe I purchased some time ago from Michael's but I'm not absolutely sure as I've have had it for a while. 

I'll show you how I made the box using the sample template pictures below.  I wasn't sure how this box was going to turn out, so I did mine from the first dry run (which I think came out great) but didn't do a step-by-step while I was doing it, so I've prepared this demonstration on how to complete the box.  First, I began by designing my cut.file in Design Studio and cutting out the template on my Expression:

Once the file had cut, I removed the cut template/pattern and it looked like this:

Next I flipped the template over and folded it into the box shape along the score lines.  I made broken lines on the picture below to represent the fold lines (where the folds are made) and is the inside of the box:

After folding along the fold lines, I added adhesive to the outside top side tab, aligned it evenly with the inside of the opposite side edge of the box, and adhered it in place:

I then folded up the bottom panels and glued them together in place.  To finish the box, I aligned the top flap over the rounded sides of the box:

To keep the flap of my box shut I added self-sticking magnetic snaps for the box closure (you can use velcro or whatever you like), and here's the completed box sample:

Here's a picture of the magnetic snaps, just in case you're interested in them:

You can decorate your box as a purse candy/gift box and add handles as I have, or decorate and embellish it as a pirate's box, or even as man's toolbox -- it has quite a few use-options with using just a little imagination!

The cut.file was done using the George cartridge and is available along with the Gypsy converted file at the end of today's post on my blog.  You can click on my name highlighted at the top of this post above.  It's a direct link to my blog.  If you do not have the George cart, please let me know and I'll do whatever I can to make this project available for you to use, if you'd like -- just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

Oh..., if you make this box, I'd love to see what you did with it!!!

I hope you like my candy/gift box!!!  Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next month!!!


Pocono Pam said...

This is such a cute project! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions and the offer of the cut file. I am definitely going to try this out!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

how cute and elegant is this bag! You rock... always with the coolest ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is an adorable bag. It looks so real like a great designer bag. Thanks for the step by step instructions too.

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you for stopping by and your comments! I'm so glad you liked the project!

papillon digital design said...

This is such a lovely box. You have done it yet agaon. TFS

Anonymous said...

This came out so cute!!! TFS! :-)

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Gail said...

Very nice purse Thanks for starting the blogs

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