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Homemade soap boxes

I love making soap with the cold process and, every now and then, I like to give some soap samples to friends and family .

So far, I've been always wrapping the soap slices in a brown craft paper. Now that I have the envelop punch board (EPB) I want to create nice boxes to accommodate the soap.

Yes, you got it right! I have the envelop, not the box, punch board but I've found an amazing on-line calculator that allows you to create any box you want (within certain size limits!) by using the EPB!!!

That's today's work! ;-)

First thing first, I carefully measured the soap slices, decided the box dimensions (70 x 60 x 25 mm) and run the calculator. The calculator provided me with the paper size and the exact position of the first and second punch on the first edge of the paper in order to obtain a box of the required dimensions.
(you also have the option in inches)

Then I punched and scored the paper accordingly and rounded the box corners with the reverse punch.

My personal touch: the addition of a transparent window!

For the window I've used the same kind of plastic sheet I've used in my first 'shaker card' project (HERE).

I've obtained a squared opening in the front of the box by using the Big Shot machine and the Sizzix square die set.

To fix the transparent window + frames (one in the inside and one in the outside) I've both tried the glue gun and glue dots (glue dots win!)

I've added a tag listing the soap ingredients... 

...and then some nice ribbon to keep the all thing together ;-)

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