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5 Project So You Never Miss and Opportunity to Give Handmade. Stashed and Dashed!



Paper, so much paper!! Do you hoard it? Have a hard time coming up with ideas to use up those leftovers?? Today we start our Stash Buster Series. Maymay has four easy projects to start us off! 

So put a prep in your step! Gather up that paper stash and  let's bust it! 




--Cut your choice of pattern cardstock to 12" x 8.5" then score on 12" side at 1/2" ~~ 5" ~~ 7"~~ 11.5"  WARNING: be mindful of the orientation of the pattern on the paper 

--Then turn and score on the 8.5 "  side at  2"  and 6 1/2" 

--Fold and burnish all scores

--Fold 1/2 inch tops out and glue down

--Make angle folds at center of the bag --see the video on how to make those folds 

--Glue down sides

--Stand up and glue angled sections

--Cut two handles  3/4" x 11"  pick your choice of coordinating pattern paper 

--Add handles and decorate the bag you you desire 


Lay Flat Box

12x12 size 

--Start with a 12" x 12" piece of pattern cardstock 

--Score at 1.5" ~~ 5.25" ~~ 6.75" ~~ and  10.5" WARNING: be mindful of the orientation of the pattern on the paper  Then turn paper and score at 1.5" and 10.5" 

8.5x11 size

Score on the 11" side at 1" ~~ 5" ~~ 6" ~~ and at 10"  then turn to the 8.5" side and score at 1" and at 7.5" 

See the video for assembly 

Videos to reference: 

Santa Box Tutorial 12x12

Slider Gift Card 

Slider piece: cut pattern paper to 3" x 4.5"  you will need 3 of these. Then score at

1/2" very lightly ( this is will be for glueing reference) and 4"  

Box (card pocket) section:  cut pattern paper to 7.5" x 4" and score on the 7.5" side at 3.75" 

Lid Section ( pull top): cut pattern paper to 4.5" x 2" and then score on the 2" side at 1" 


Ribbon: cut 2 pieces of pattern paper to 1" x 12"  See the video for the trimming and assembly 


Cricut Cut

Self explanatory

Self Closing Box

Start with a piece of pattern cardstock and cut to 8.5" x 5.5" 

On the 8.5" side score at 4" and 8"  turn and on the  5.5" side score at 5" and then turn it around and score at 4.5"  ( see video) 

On the bottom, line up the 4 inch score on the 4 inch mark and score @ 2 and 6 up to the 1 inch score line (see video) 

See the video for assembly 

Videos to reference: 

Bunny Self Closing Treat Box

Self Closing Carrot Treat Box for Easter


~~Products Featured~~ 

Your stash of pattern cardstock

Action Stamp Set

Art Glitter Glue

Cutter Bee Scissors

Cricut 13” Trimmer

Dress My Craft Bone Folder

Dress My Craft Ergo Bone Folder

Fiskars Stamp Blocks

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

MISTI  we use the foam pad, a mouse pad will work 

Tim Holtz Ruler


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