Butterfly Box

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Butterfly Box

Being from England and living in the US means I spend a LOT of time (not to mention money!!) at the post office mailing birthday cards, parcels and packages to my family and friends back home.

Being from England and living in the US means I spend a LOT of time (not to mention money!!) at the post office mailing birthday cards, parcels and packages to my family and friends back home. I have customs declaration forms, stamps, tape and envelopes to organize and desperately needed a space to store them, so when I came across the Fiskars’ Fuse Creativity System™ and used it to create the butterfly embellishment I knew I could make myself a handy storage container.

To make this parcel inspired storage box for your post office and mailing supplies, you will need one pre-made card box. Mine measures 7.5” x 7.5”.I began by laying lengths of ribbon over the lid of my box and securing them with craft adhesive. I wanted to create a ‘wrapped parcel’ effect, so I interlaced my ribbons together at the corner.

ribbon - top

I continued in the same way down the sides of the box, matching the positioning with the ribbons on the lid.

ribbon---sides

Next, I found some appropriate stamp themed paper which I used behind a piece of green cardstock. I cut ‘windows’ into the cardstock using my Fiskars square lever punch and decorated the bottom edge with my Bubbles border punch.

Squares
Border punch

I threaded the bobbin on my sewing machine with green and white baker’s twine to continue my ‘parcel’ theme and sewed the pattern paper to the cardstock before gluing the whole section to the lid of the box.

Border-close

Finally, the piece de resistance on this box is the beautiful butterfly stamp embellishment which I placed in the top right corner of the lid, just where a stamp should be.

Stamp

Being from England and living in the US means I spend a LOT of time (not to mention money!!) at the post office mailing birthday cards, parcels and packages to my family and friends back home. I have customs declaration forms, stamps, tape and envelopes to organize and desperately needed a space to store them, so when I came across the Fiskars’ Fuse Creativity System™ and used it to create the butterfly embellishment I knew I could make myself a handy storage container.

Stamp box

Supply List

Card box (mine measured 7.5”x7.5”)

Assorted scraps of paper and cardstock

Coordinating ribbon

Baker’s twine

Adhesive