The Belly Band is 12″ x 1″. Fit it around the box so that it’s loose enough to slide on and off. I closed mine with a mini glue dot.
Cut card stock to 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″. Punch and score at 3-1/2″ and 5″ on one side.
Turn card stock to the opposite side (180 degrees) and punch and score at 3-1/2″ and 5″.
Turn card stock 90 degrees. Line the top score up with the “pointer” at the punch. Punch and score.
Line pointer up with bottom score. Punch and score.
Corner round top flap.
For the bottom flap (that folds up), place bottom end in paper trimmer with the first score line at 2-1/2″. Cut off point.
Cut small rounded pieces off at the top of the box. On the bottom, just cut on the score line from bottom to next score line. (See image below.) If you want to stamp on the box, now is a good time, before you start gluing it together.
Fold on all score lines. Use a bone folder to sharpen creases. Add sticky strip or other strong adhesive to outside snipped flaps and diagonal bottom edge (see diagram below; do not apply adhesive to straight edge of bottom or your cards will stick to the box).
Fill with cards and wrap belly band around the box. Holds approx. 6-8 cards, depending on how many layers and embellishments you use.