Tuesday, March 11, 2008

2-4-6-8 Box Tutorial

Finally, as promised, here is the first in a series of tutorials on using some of the products on our website. This project uses a 6x8 clear bag, click here to see our full line of economically prices clear bags. The products and stamps used are: Stampin' Up! So Saffron & Purely Pomegranate cardstock and Ginger Blossom designer paper. I also used Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate ink and the Embrace Life stamp set. The ribbon used is Pink Hedgehog Paper Craft's Raspberry 7/8" organdy ribbon. Click here to see our organdy ribbon.

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock 8.5" x 8.5". I stamped randomly all over the cardstock using Purely Pomegranate ink.

I used my Scor Pal to score at 2", 4", 6", and 8". This leaves a 1/2" strip along one side.

Turn the cardstock 1/4 turn and score at 1.5".

Cut along the score lines just up to the 1.5" score line, making a series of tabs along the bottom of the cardstock piece.

Cut a piece of cardstock 4.5" x 2". Score at 2" and 2.5".

Use an oval cutter to cut a window in the lower center of one panel. For best results, leave the cuts towards you and cut the oval in the 2nd full 2" section. This will leave your seam on the back of the box. I used Creative Memories Cutting System to make my hole.

Cut a piece of designer paper 2" x 2". Here you can see both sides of the Ginger Blossom paper by Stampin' Up!.

Adhere paper to the small cardstock piece. It should fit perfectly onto one end of the piece. You only need one piece but I showed two here using both sides of the designer paper.

Fold on all score lines. place adhesive on the 1/2" strip along the edge of the cardstock, including down onto the cut portion. I used my ATG gun. The adhesive is plenty strong to hold the box together.

Fold the box and adhere with the 1/2" strip on the inside of the box.

Fold the ends of the box, folding the sides in, then the back, then the front.

Place a line of adhesive on the outer edge of the front flap and seal the box shut.

Adhere the smaller piece of cardstock to the back of the inside of the box, leaving the designer paper side free to fold over the top and in front of the box. Press in the top sides of the box similar to a milk carton and fold the designer paper flap over the top and to the front of the box. Use 1/2 of a velcro dot to secure the flap.

To finish the box, I filled a 4"x 6" clear bag with caramels and placed it inside the box. I tied a bow around the 1/2" fold on top of the box using 7/8" Raspberry organdy from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. I cut two ovals using my Nestabilities. The larger one is cut from Purely Pomegranate cardstock and the smaller from So Saffron. I stamped using the same flower stamp and Groovy Guava ink, the sentiment is stamped using Purely Pomegranate ink. Adhere the sentiment oval to the front of the flap.

3 comments:

Giulia said...

Thanks for share!

Attiq Ur Rehman said...

Great post. I am looking for some great post and here i found it in the shape of clear bag. Thanks for sharing this. Keep up the great work.
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Jenxo said...

oh gorgeous idea...