Monday, October 26, 2020

My YouTube Tutorials on Making Custom-Sized Gift Boxes & Bags


I completed my Stampin' Up! Holiday Solutions event on Saturday and it was an interesting experience. It was the first time I had tried something like that online and I had everything planned out down to the wire. However, just because it is all planned out, does not mean it's going to go smoothly! I decided that I would introduce myself and the event using Facebook Live at the beginning of the event and sign off by Facebook Live at the end of the event, but instead of doing the demos by Facebook Live as well, all the while trying to monitor comments and posting photos and games, which would be too overwhelming, I decided it would be better to film them ahead of time and post the videos on the group page during the event.

I spent a lot of time filming and editing the videos, only to find out that most of them were too big for Facebook. I didn't realize that because I've only ever done Facebook Lives and they have been long, so I didn't think there would be a difference. Once the event was over, I was able to split a couple of the videos and then post them quickly within the hour, so most of the attendees saw them anyway, but it was stressful during the event.

Since I edited these videos, I uploaded them to YouTube, so I thought I would share them with you today:

The first one is how to make custom boxes for gift giving:


Here is the calculation to make the box:

Custom Sized Boxes

______________ + ______________ + ______________ = ______________
    Side                         Length                     Side               Total Length of paper

______________ + ______________ + ______________ = ______________
    Side                         Width                       Side                Total Width of paper


______________ + ______________ + ______________ = ______________
    Side                         Length                     Side               Total Length of paper

______________ + ______________ + ______________ = ______________
    Side                         Width                      Side                Total Width of paper

This video is the sequel to the first, actually the second half of the first video when I had to cut it in half to be able to be able to post it:


And here's the calculation you need to figure out your paper size for this one:

Custom Sized Bags

___½”_____ + ____________ + ____________ + ____________ + 

    Flap                Width                    Length                Width

____________ = ____________ 

Length                Total Length of Paper

______________ + ______________ = ______________
        Width                Height  of Item    Total  Width of Paper                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I hope these are helpful to you in wrapping up some of those awkward presents this Holiday Season!     

And in order to make those boxes and bags, you can stock up now! This is the LAST WEEK of the DSP sale with Stampin' Up!    

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