Sunday, October 27, 2013

Graphic 45 Step by step - Christmas Bon Bons

Welcome to my blog. Graphic 45 teamed up with Scor pal for a blog hop which has run all this week. And what an amazing week it has been. Full of wonderful, creative inspiration from both design teams. Make sure you call in to both the Graphic 45 and the Scor Pal blog to see the wonderful creations.
I have made these Bon Bons a few times before, and given them to family at Christmas, with chocolates, or a special little gift inside. I usually make them by hand, measuring, and scoring all the fold lines with my ruler. It takes quite a while to do it, so, you cant imagine how excited I was to make them using the Scor pal, they literally took no more than 2 minutes to score and assemble, as opposed to about 15 using my old method. I am in love with my Scor pal, and don’t know what I ever did without it.
Scor Pal and Scor Pal ½ inch scor tape
                                Other: Ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, foam tape, glue, Kindyglitz

Step 1: Begin with a piece of paper 12 inches x 9.5 inches. Place on Scor-Pal as shown, score at 3 inches, 6 inches, and 9 inches (this will leave a small flap for sticking together later)

Step 2: Turn paper around as shown, and score at 1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches, 9 inches, 10 inches and 11 inches. Fold ALL score lines.
Step 3: Hold paper as shown, and make a V cut from the 1 inch score line, and the 3 inch score line, meeting in the middle at the 2 inch score line. NOTE:  make sure where you meet in the middle is a little less than half way to the 3 inch score line.
Step 4: Fold the paper on the first score line, and trim another V cut, as before, this time cutting through 2 layers as shown. Again, make sure you cut a little less than half way.
Step 5: Repeat this process until your paper looks like this (above).
To add a pretty touch to the bon bon, I have used a border punch, to decorate the edges at this point.
Step 6: Place strip of ½ inch scor tape along flap.
Step 7: Assemble Bon Bon as shown
Step 8: Tie both ends of Bob Bon using coordinating ribbon, and decorate as desired using Graphic 45 ’12 days of Christmas’ papers and stickers

Thanks for calling in today, and if you decide to make use this tutorial, and make your own bon bons, please let me know, as Id love to see them. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone


  1. such a gorgeous project!! LOVE it..x

  2. This is just lovely, Karen, and your tutorial is very clear and helpful! TFS! Kris - all the way from Washington State.

  3. This is just lovely, Karen, and your tutorial is very clear and helpful! TFS! Kris - all the way from Washington State.

  4. Looks great Karen and thanks for giving us a wonderful tutorial.

  5. Hey there :). Hope you are well :). I adore this and will definite be bookmarking it for Christmas. TFS!!

  6. These are gorgeous and so easy to make