Basic Supplies needed~
(optional, but very helpful) Scor-Pal
Roll on adhesive
Stamps, Ink & Accessories to decorate the box
Step 1: Cut Cardstock 9 1/2 x 5 1/2
Step 2: Score (long) 1 1/2" on both sides
Step 3: Score (short) 1 1/2, 4, 5 1/2 & 8"
(See photo below...all black lines are score lines)
Step 4: Cut into score lines on the sides, cut out 2 outer squares on one end (see left side of photo) and trim/cut-out all shaded areas (see photo)
This is what your box will look like after all the trimming and cutting has been done ~ Step 5: Flip box over so you're looking at the outside and apply adhesive to the 4 small flaps and adhere those flaps to the inside of the box (the flaps with the black squigly lines are the adhesive flaps) ~ This is what the box should look like when it's finished ~
When I first designed this box, I wanted all the flaps to fold in, so it would hold itself closed. But you can also tuck the side flaps in and use a ribbon, magnetic button or velcro to hold the front flap closed if you prefer (click HERE to see an example of the flap being left out in my Elzybells box).
Another option is to make a sleeve for the box as I did here...I just took a 2" x 10" strip of paper, decorated it, crimped it, then wrapped it around the box and adhered it together. Very, very simple : ) !
If you want to make the smaller Valentine Boxes (which hold a peppermint patty)...you just cut your cardstock 3 x 5", score (long) both sides 1/2", and score (short) 1/2, 2 1/4, 2 3/4 & 4 1/2".
Here is another example of the smaller Valentine box . Great example of how you can completely change to look of a project just by changing the cardstock and stamp set. I used the Baroque Motifs stamp set, SU Brushed Silver Cardstock and Shimmery White Cardstock. The Tiny Red rhinestone brad & polka dot sheer ribbon were the finishing touches. The ribbon was mostly for decoration, but it does help to hold the box closed.
So, there you have it. It's a very simple little box that can be made with just a few basic supplies and can be used in lot of different ways...my favorite kind of project...Easy and Versatile : ) ! Hope you enjoy the tutorial, let me know what you think!!
Supplies for the blue box ~ Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Fast Flowers Wheel Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Pink Passion Ink: Ballet Blue, Pink Passion Accessories: 1 1/4, 1 3/8 & Scallop Circle punches, Paper piercing tool, Silver brad
Supplies for the silver box ~ Stamps: Baroque Motifs Cardstock: Brushed Silver, Shimmery White, Basic Black Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Accessories: Red rhinestone brad, polkdot black ribbon
Have a great weekend : ) !!!