Fabricate Friday – Pen Box

Hiya everyone.  TGIF! I hope you had a great week.  Today’s project looks way more difficult than it is.  I did a lot of math and engineering to make it easy to put together.  I have been sitting on this project for a while I may add…so finally today I am going to share it with you.

Honeycomb Hello Stampin' Up!

So, watch the video and tell me what you think.  Of course the details are below and also a list of the supplies I used to create this project too.  Enjoy the show.


Outter box

  • card stock: 5 7/8 by 8 3/8
  • Long side: 5/8, 7 3/4
  • short side: 5/8, 2 5/8, 3 1/4, 5 1/4
  • DSP for the lid is sized at 1 3/4 by 6 3/4

Pen Holder inner bit

  • scoring short side first: 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 4 1/4, 4 3/4
  • long side: score between the 2 1/4 and 4 1/4 score marks you made at 1/2 inch on both sides (this is the line you cut with your craft knife).
  • turn back to the short side and score from the partial score to the partial score you just made.  This is the valley fold that the pen sits in.

Securing edge parts

  • card stock 2 by 1 7/8
  • score on the long side at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2


Product List

4 thoughts on “Fabricate Friday – Pen Box

  1. Karen S

    Morning (well it is for me anyway), and before I start my day, I thought I’d catch up with you whilst eating my breakfast (I will try not to speak with my mouth full!) I love this project, and it is another one to add to my ‘To Do’ list, I really enjoyed the video; your tutorial and calm explanation was wonderful, as usual! Though I can see me being all ‘fingers & thumbs’ with the interior part of the box, and having difficulty with the brad closure – I don’t have SU Candy Dot Brad Bases yet, and I think the Mini Brads I have are a little too big for the hole punch I have – but if it doesn’t work, I will use magnets! I have been looking at the Blog of a US SU Demonstrator and she has been showing some of the items coming up in the Holiday Catalogue – oh my goodness! my ‘Wish List’ is growing by the day and I haven’t even seen the catalogue yet!!! I am trying to save my pennies for SU (by not buying every new die or stamp that I see elsewhere). It is a shame I am half a world away and you can’t be my Demonstrator 😦 After seeing the video you posted on Facebook my Dad said he’d love to visit Kelowna (it really made an impression on him! Actually we all fell in love with the place! Well if I ever win the lottery… I can dream!?! Hope you have a good weekend, I am off to face the day now! Bye for now, Karen x

    1. Susanne Post author

      Yes my pocket book feels it. Lol. The new products are lovely and I received my pre-order last week. I filmed the box opening, so if you would like to see what I got early check out the video. These items were just a little of what I wanted of course. I am working on something for my blog/youtube channel for the holidays so I am trying to work fast but efficiently! The new products are making it easy to create. I’ll include all the carry overs too…there are quite a few of them as well. Sadly, Endless Christmas Wishes will not be 😦 One of my favorite sets. So versatile. In my yearly newsletter I sent out to my customers this month I had a few of my top picks and things that may be overlooked but are totally awesome. Perhaps I should share that online as well. As for being your Demonstrator…I think I would like that too. 🙂 As for Kelowna…yes it’s great here but just like any place there are the not so great things about it too. Like the population swells so much in the summer and traffic is so bad and it really is hot. Like sometimes so hot that everyone is grumpy. More often than not our City spends money stupidly on things that are frivolous and overlook where we really need some improvement. Also right now there are so many forest fires that the air quality is pretty bad. Do a google search on forest fires in BC Canada and you’ll see a map of the province. Every year it gets like this. But aside from that I do still love it here! Have a great weekend my friend.


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