Video Tutorial: Make Any Size Box Using Your Envelope Punch Board and Box Buster from The Crafty Owl

by Joanne James3. March 2014 22:26

Good evening readers! Another busy day today with my first class of the month. The ladies in today's class made some great cards using their Happenings Simply Created Card Kits - pop by my Facebook page tomorrow if you would like to see what they created as I will be uploading some photos of their work.

Meanwhile, I promised you a special second blog post today that showed you how to make a box that can be used to hold four of the notelets created from part of the Happenings Simply Created Card Kit - so here it is! I've shot a few videos previously using the Envelope Punch Board, however this is the first box video. The reason I'm excited to share this particular video with you though is that I used a new tool of mine - Box Buster from The Crafty Owl - to work out the dimensions for my box and it was SO easy!!

For any of you that have made boxes using your Envelope Punch Board previously, you will know that the trickiest thing is working out where to make your first and second punches in order to create a box of the correct dimensions. It's easy for a square-based box, as the dimensions simply need to be divisible by 3, but what about when you want to create rectangular boxes of different heights, widths and depths? Following many templates and a considerable amount of test paper, I have developed a tool that means you can input your three chosen dimensions, in either millimetres or inches, and the Box Buster will calculate the size of the paper that you require and where you need to make both your first and second punches.

Watch the video to see just how easy it is to use (you will need to make a volume adjustment for sound during the middle section of the video; the section that shows the Box Buster in action uses different recording software to my usual video recordings and the sound volume settings are not only different but I've been unable to edit post-production - I do now know for next time though!):

 

You can find Box Buster from The Crafty Owl on my website here or via the permanent link on the right hand side of my blog page. Box Buster is a free tool and will be permanently available for anyone to use - why not visit the page now and add it to your 'favourites' so that you can access it quickly and easily the next time you need to make a box using your Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board? Whilst you're there, why not also check out the Product Table Builder from The Crafty Owl - a great tool if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with an online store. And if you haven't already got an Envelope Punch Board, what are you waiting for? Click on the link at the bottom of today's post and purchase one from my online store today!

I'll be making more video tutorials this week showing you how easy it is to make boxes in a variety of different shapes and sizes, in both metric and imperial measurements, using Box Buster from The Crafty Owl and The Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board; do come back and check them out or subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

 

 

Comments (6) -

LesleyBD
LesleyBDUnited Kingdom
04/03/2014 15:59:12 #

I love the Box Buster! Thank you for making it available. I tried to work out a similar one but my Maths wasn't up to it!

Lesley

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Joanne James
Joanne James
04/03/2014 16:18:35 #

You are welcome Lesley! it took me a while, especially to work out in imperial measurements, but it was so worth it - I'm wasting much less time and paper now! I hope Box Buster does the same for you too Smile

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Chris
ChrisUnited Kingdom
06/03/2014 11:47:26 #

Thanks for doing this for us Joanne.  It makes everything so much easier.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
07/03/2014 11:16:55 #

That's the plan Chris - have fun making lots of boxes Smile

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Amanda
AmandaAustralia
31/10/2014 01:54:16 #

I just want to say a great big thank you for taking the time and effort to create the BOX BUSTER page and sharing it with the wide web.. I happened across on pinterest! and it has just saved my brain so much PAIN!! I have shared my blog, BOX BUSTER page, and You Tube Video on a Face Book Colouring Community page I am on, with nearly 5000 members, and asked that they show you a little love if they use it!! It has certainly saved me time and energy working it all out myself. so thanks once again!.. It is now permanently bookedmarked in my browser! HUGS Amanda.

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Ingrid
IngridNetherlands
09/04/2015 13:48:34 #

Thank you so much, for sharing of the Box Buster!
Greets Ingrid

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