Thursday, 1 July 2010

Card box

I'm having fun making boxes at the mo. This is one made to fit 5 5" sqr cards.

I've used co'rdinations white card to make the box (not great card as it's quite thin) with SU snowflakes stamped in brocade blue (I'm seriously gutted that this colour will no longer be available after Sep 30th) with matching card stock punched with a MS around the page punch set before having a snowflake stamped and embossed with white SU EP.

The lid has some brocade blue ribbon threaded through a white cardstock buckle cut on my cricut with scal before being stickied with a zig 2 way glue pen then dipped into a pot of dazzling diamonds. A few sticky gems have been added.

Here's a very basic guide to making the box. It's suprisingly quick and easy to make and can be made from 1 sheet of 12*12 card. I'm assuming everyone knows how to make a box so I'm not going to waffle, just show the scores and where to stick.

This is the size and scoring lines for the lid. If you're using a decent weight cardstock I'd add an extra 1/8th inch to allow extra room for the base to fit. Because of the irregular size it's easiest to score at 1.5" on a hougie/ms board or normal trimmer with scoring blade before rotating 90 degrees, score again at 1.5" and repeat until the 4 sides are scored otherwise you'd have to score at odd measurements and not all boards are capable of scoring at 2 5/8ths.

Under normal circumstances I'd use my fabby tombow glue to stick the sides together but rather than showing a dozen boring pics showing each flap being glued I've just used some dst and photoed it in place.

For the box it's far easier to decorate before assembling. Don't forget the lid is going to hide the top 1.5" so make allowances while placing any central panels. When assembling tuck the small inner panel in first.

I've added a black & white jpg for the buckle, SCAL users please feel free to copy and use scal to auto trace.

If you're a novice at making boxes or my loose instructions don't make sense please feel free to email me. Please note the folding template is not to scale.

1 comment:

Blogger In Training said...

Beautiful box, Sue. Looking forward to attempting this round at your's.