Today was Tauntons turn to host the Sincerely Yours papercraft show and I've been looking forward to it for months. It's probably my favourite of the shows I go to, small enough I can do a quick in & out but being only papercraft I can also spend hours there. It's also good to go with my friends & meet up with other friends & stall holders I've known for years.
Now I've got a bit of a running joke with Tracey & Martine from Oysterstamps ever since my other mate Tracy mentioned lemon curd and I ended up taking a jar for Tracey & Graham. Martine likes Cadburys buttons though. Roll on a couple of years and we'd found out Tracey likes the grub but Martine likes the box so I've started making pretty boxes to take her goodies in.
This was todays box and it's based on an old sewing/quilting pattern. Not quite how I intended it to be, it was supposed to be handmade white roses but I couldnt find the right sized punch, but it's made using white stardream card, a spellbinders fancy circle die cut into a frame, embossing folder and shedloads of glitter which isnt showing in the pic. The butterfly die came free with a magazine next year, Memory Box make some nice ones though.
I promised Martine I would do instructions for it, there's probably better ones out there than mine but I've never seen this box made with card before, only material.
2 ways to make it but they're basically the same, just different boards used to get the same scored diamond within a square.
First seeing as Martine loves her WRMK envelope punch board we'll use that one.
Cut 2 identical sized squares, size isnt overly important but it does help to round them to full or half measure rather than cutting say 7 & 7/8"ths or 7.7cm. It's also better to use inches on this rather than cutting at metric.
Line your first edge on the punch board so it's meeting the measurement of half of your square, so if you've cut a 6" square line the edge to the 3" mark, if you've cut a 5" square line up at the 2 1/2" mark and so on. Punch down and score along the groove (scores the blue line on diagram) as you would if you were making a normal envelope. Quarter turn your card, line up to the same point (or use the guide) punch and score. Do the same for the other 2 sides and repeat with the 2nd piece of card. Use a ruler and score down the long red lines to create the flaps then snip away the 4 corners as per the grey area on the diagram on ONE of the pieces. Fold and burnish all fold lines.
On the second piece of card cut along those red lines to leave a diamond within a square and no flaps. Fold & burnish all scores.