Monday, 26 November 2007

Designer Series Box Tutorial

I apologize for posting late. Where does the time go? This weeks idea, well I guess last week now, is to create a box. There are so many templates out there for small boxes but I was happy to get a template for something that could hold something a little larger. This box is a fair size and a standard size card fits in very nicely. You could probably fit in a couple dozen finished cards and envelopes in this box easily!!

Two sheets of designer series paper in the same pattern cut to 8-1/2"x11"
Cardstock to coordinate - cut to 5-3/4"x7-1/2"
Scoring blade for paper cutter or other scoring tool
Sticky Strip
Bone Folder

  1. Score designer series paper (DSP) at 4-3/4" (from the long side).
  2. Rotate 1/4 turn and score at 5-3/4" and 9-1/2" (from the short side).
  3. Cut out the small end (piece is 1-1/2"x3-3/4") and snip to score line along the other 3-3/4" mark.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the other sheet of DSP.
  5. Attach sticky strip to narrow flap (1-1/2"x4-3/4") and attache this to the opposite end (5-3/4"x 4-3/4") of the other piece of DSP.
  6. Attach sticky strip to other narrow flap and attach to the opposite end of the initial piece of DSP to create a box (see photo).
  7. Fold in bottom flaps and use sticky strip to adhere.
  8. Take piece of coordinating cardstock and run it through your crimper.
  9. Attach to the back of the box using sticky strip.
  10. Use a velcro tab for closure.
  11. Decorate as desired.
This box was demonstrated at our last group meeting which I missed. However, one of my team members brought me back the instructions. I'm not sure if it was Winona Semler or Susan Paterson that demo'd it but will mention both their names to ensure the right person gets credit.
I've included here a couple other options. Both these ideas were created using the same box bottom. The purse uses DSP as the straps and pieces of hodge podge hardware for the buckles. And the second project uses DSP as a lid.
I hope the instructions are clear, if not, please email me and I will do my best to explain.

Until next time,


Supplies: All Stampin' Up! product.

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