Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tiny Tutorial

I had been checking out other blogs here and there and came across this box (can't recall where). I went searching for directions only to find out that it had been cut from some sort of online template. I'm not really into buying templates. I'm more into buying stamps. I went to work figuring out how to make it without a template and...in the spirit of saving you a little money...I've created this little tutorial.


What you'll need:
*Cardstock 6" x 8 1/2"
*Stamps and embellishments for decorating
*Adhesive (only for decorating your box)
*Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy

Directions:

Line your cardstock up against your Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy and score at 2, 4, 6, & 8.

Turn your paper a 1/4 turn lining up the short scored edge to the top and score at 1 1/2 just to the second score line, 2 & 4 all the way down, and again at 4 1/2 to the second score line. This will be the top of the box.

flip your paper over and line a bottom corner (not having extra scor lines) into the 6" line. Score corner to corner in the first square and skipping the second square score again corner to corner in the third square. Turn 1/4 turn staying at the bottom and repeate the score again lining it up at the 6" score line.

Cut the top 3 corners off as shown. Cutting all the red lines and cutting off the X'd boxes.


Fold all your score lines, folding all the corners inward.

Close the box by sliding the tabs on the top of the box into the base of the box and it will stay shut.

You're ready to decorate.  Don't forget to leave a comment letting me know what you think.  Enjoy...thanks for stopping by.

Lisa

2 comments:

  1. Cute box. looks like this will be my project for today. thanks.

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