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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cute lil' box tutorial!

Good morning! :)  How are you today?!  Wonderful I hope!  I have the  tutorial that I promised to share with you!  I want to say again that this is NOT my original idea!!  If you are the brains behind this adorable box please give me a shout out because I would LOVE to give you credit for this little guy (and say thank you for sharing!)!

Ok, here we go!  Grab an 8.5 X 11 piece of card stock (and some chocolate to fill your new box with). {{You could try this with DSP, but if you plan to fill it with chocolate (the perfect gift!!) I would recommend using cardstock!}}

Turn it on it's long side and score it at 1", 2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", 9" and 10".  Phew!  That was a lot of work!  Grab and eat one of the chocolates...yum!

Now flip your paper over to it's short side and score at 2 1/2" and 6" like this:

Now cut out the four corners like this:

Now round the corners of the two stick-y out (technical term!) tabs like this:

Score the four new corners diagonally like this:
Since that was harder than it looked eat another piece of chocolate (or even two!)! Ok, NOW would be the time to do any stamping while the project is still flat!

 Your box should look like this after all of that folding:
...and like this:

 Once all of your stamping and  folding is done fold in the corners (that were scored diagonally) and lay them flat against the sides.  You will need to secure them to the sides with either a brad or with sticky strip.  I always use sticky strip for my 3D projects because snail just won't hold up to the job!

This is how it should look secured (minus my finger!).  You guessed have another chocolate. :)

Now hold the two top flaps together and using a hole punch or Crop-o-dile,  punch two holes into them side by side about an inch apart.  You are going to thread a ribbon through to tie into a bow or knot  to secure the flaps together and to be decorative! :) 

Ok, almost done!

Mine does not have the holes you, but you can figure that out!
There you easy box from one sheet of 8.5 x 11!

Here is a flashback to the two I made using this design:

Hope this was clearer than mud and that you are able to make sense of it! LOL  If you have any questions, please feel free to e mail me! :)

I will be back soonest with more to share! Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Cute box & thanks for the tutorial!