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May 17, 2009

Labeled Chalkboard

Let's face it, with 3 kids and numerous teachers, I don't always have time to make detailed gifts for them. This is a really quick "chalkboard box" that I put together for one of the teachers using an MFT stamp set that will be released on May 20th at midnight. :) It is part of a new line of stamps that will change the way you gift! :)

I wanted to make this look like a standing chalkboard.

Here is how I constructed it:

  • Cut a piece of card stock to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2

  • Score at 3 3/4 and 4 3/4

  • Along each long side, score at 1"

  • Cut a 2 X 3 rectangle out of the center of the card stock strip (the rectangle will cut across both of your center score lines) *note-I used my Fiskars paper trimmer, but you could use a similar sized Nestabilities die

  • Cut a piece of acetate large enough to cover the rectangular hole (3 1/4" X 4") and score it to line up with the score lines in the box (1 1/2 and 2 1/2)

  • Snip on the two short, side score lines and assemble box by placing adhesive on the side flaps.

  • Adhere acetate to the inside of the box.

  • Embellish as desired.

I used the chalkboard stamp and very minimal stamping and embellishing. It came together super quickly. This is definitely something that can be mass-produced very easily. It is fairly small so it doesn't take a lot to fill it, either. :)

Gift cost breakdown:

1/2 sheet of card stock: $.13

cello bag: $.10

ribbon: $.10

gum balls: $.10


total gift cost: $.43


  1. Super cute Jody...Gonna have to figure out that snip on short side score line thingy, I'm thinking you mean what will be the bottom of the box...I am SO box challenged... LOL

    Have a great weekend!

  2. This looks fun...what a great box!! I am so curious about the new're killing me!! lol!!

  3. This is awesome! And I love how you break down the costs :) Thanks for sharing.

  4. Fantastic Jody! Thanks for the explaining it! You are brilliant!


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