Canvas Corp has some exciting new screen printed cardboard pieces in the shop. These pieces of cardboard are 12×12 and they have a variety of designs that are screenprinted on. This cardboard allows you to use your pieces for crafting, mixed media, scrapbooking, and more! The screen printing on the front acts as a resist to our Tattered Angels sprays and many other mediums you may want to use.
Today, we have two of our Crew members, Marie Nicole and Linda Israel, here to share a tutorial they were able to do together! Marie had a few of these new cardboard pieces and Linda had the know-how, so together they were able to video how to make a pizza box. These pizza boxes are so easy, able to be embellished and decorated, and can even be given as gifts or used in swaps!
For this pizza box, Marie and Linda used our Swirls Printed Cardstock. One 12×12 piece will make two pizza boxes, so you can keep one and give one away! After cutting the pieces down to size, Marie sprayed them liberally with some Amethyst Glimmer Mist. You can see in the video how the cardboard just soaks up the mist while the screen printing resists it to leave the swirls showing boldly.
After spraying the cardboard pieces, Linda went ahead and showed Marie where to score, fold, and cut on the pieces in order to fold them into a box. The name, “pizza box” comes from how the box is folded and glued together, giving it a mini pizza box look. After folding, the pieces were glued together using some hot glue.
With the box assembled, the only thing left to do was embellish! Linda cut out some butterflies using her Vagabond Die Cutting Machine. The butterflies were cut from some regular cardboard and one piece was cut using some Printed Canvas from Canvas Corp. Marie used some Black Orchid Glimmer Mist and some Chandelier Glimmer Glam to color these butterflies. Then, the “thanks” die cut was colored with Violet Rose Chalkboard Mist and adhered to the butterflies.
A few charms and a rolled flower later, the embellishing was finished. Canvas Corp’s Jute Cord was used to close and tie shut the box. You can stop after embellishing, or, if you want a more finished look, go ahead and decorate the inside, as well! Linda gives us a look at another pizza box she created for a swap, in which she filled the pizza box with goodies and decorated the inside, as well.
These sweet little boxes would be perfect for small gifts, such as jewelry or party favors. Or, make a few and start your own pizza box swap! How fun would it be to give and receive these boxes from your crafty friends and see their different styles through how they decorate them!
We hope you are inspired to watch the tutorial video below and maybe even try to create a pizza box of your own. Also, don’t forget to check out the new Printed Cardboards in the shop! There are so many prints that we’re sure one will speak to your individual style!
March 10, 2017 @ 10:11 am Linda Simpson
This looks fabulous and loving the rich colours.