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Lucy please can you get in touch and give me your postal address so that I can post your prize!! Thank you to all the ladies who took part and left a comment, I really appreciate it. BUT please don't stop leaving comments as I love them 🙂
And for all of you requesting the box template, here goes –
(Bear with me as this is my first tutorial)
Start off with a piece of A4 cardstock in the colour of your choice. This will form the main box and cut to a size of 25cm x 14cm as shown in the photo below
If you would like to stamp a background on your cardstock now is the time. I left mine blank but you could stamp a small pattern as a background or you could use patterned paper to start with but you will only see one side of the card so no need to do both sides and if you foul up one side just turn it over and use the other side - up to you (decisions, decisions!!)
Then turn your cardstock so that the shortest edge (14cm) is at the top and score at 3cm as per the photo
Then turn your cardstock so that the longest edge (25cm) is at the top and score at –
8.5cm, 11.5cm, 20cm and23cm (see below)
Its difficult to see the score lines on this photo but if you click on the image you will be able to see the image larger but you can also look at the next image to get a better idea.
Fold all your creases and cut the small folds which will form the underside of your box. You also need to cut away the small rectangle which would be at the bottom right of the cardstock in the photo shown above. I also trimmed away a little of the edge of the flaps to make folding in a little easier (see below)
Now you need to decide if you would like to add a little window in the front of the box. I thought the window was really sweet and gave a little hint of what was inside. The scallop circle or oval worked best for the window and I made two boxes using both loved both. If you are going to use the Scallop circle punch from Stampin Up (£12.50) you will need a circle punch, I used the 1 3/8" also from Stampin Up (£12.50) and if you would like to use the brand new (launched today in the mini catalogue) scallop oval punch (£12.50) you will need the oval punch also from Stampin Up (£12.50) that fits perfectly inside.
Decide which side of the cardstock will be on the outside of your box and tuck the base flap of one of the large rectangles (8.5cm x 11cm which will be the front of your box) so that it is folded inside the box and slide your circle punch or oval punch (NOT SCALLOP PUNCH) and push it all the way until the card cannot push in anymore and make sure it is straight and central in the rectangle. See the photo below as it makes it much clearer.
Please note that I am punching through the flap and the front of the box at the same time so I will have a little piece of oval or circle missing from my bottom flap (sounds painful!!!)
I used a piece of ccellophane (the type used to wrap flowers) and glued it in place on the inside of the box to cover the punched hole. Don't forget and try and add it once you have assembled the box as I did – it's much more tricky.
Next, in a contrasting piece of cardstock you will need to punch your scallop that will be glued on the outside of the window to make it look super cute. Firstly punch the shape you used for the window (circle or oval) on a spare piece of contrasting cardstock making sure to leave enough around the outside to punch the scallop.
Once you have punched your hole take the coordinating scallop punch and position is evenly around the outer of your circle or oval and punch. You will be left with a piece of scalloped that will glue nicely to the front of your box and highlight the window.
Next on to the lid – You can make a straight edged lid and add a piece of contrasting coloured scalloped edged card or you can scallop the edge of the lid which is what I have done and will give measurements and instructions for. If you decide to add your scallop edge in another colour you will need to reduce the measurement of the edge of your lid.
You will need a piece of coordinating cardstock in a size of 9.8cm x 15.2cm.
Take the shortest edge and place it at the top (9.8cm) and score at the following measurements –
3.3cm and 6.5cm
then turn your cardstock so that the long edge is along the top (15.2cm) and score at the following measurements –
3.3cm and 11.9cm
see the photo to the right
Then cut the flaps as per the photo and you are now ready to scallop the edge. For this you will need a border punch, I used the Scallop border punch from Stampin Up (£10.95) scallop the two longest flaps and the centre squares of the two shortest flaps (see photo below) and trim off the extra crdstock on the flaps that will be tucked inside the box.
Now tuck your flaps inside and assemble the lid and also assemble your box and put on your lid and check it fits. Mark in pencil where your lid comes down to on the outside of your box and remove the lid. Now take your crop-o-dile or hole punch and punch a hold centrally below the pencil mark, this is where you will insert your ribbon. Don't forget to rub out your pencil mark. Choose a coordinating piece of ribbon (approx 14" long depending how long you want the handle to be) and pass it through the hole to the inside of the box and tie a knot do the same with the other end and you will have a handle! If you don't put anything too heavy inside the holes will hold just fine but if you are adding heavy items then use an eyelet for added strength.
Lastly tie a ribbon around the lid and add a little tag or embellishment of your choice to finish of you box.
Phew!! I hope you are successful in making lots of lovely boxes, they would be great for Easter and if you have any questions or any of the instructions are not clear (highly likely) then please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
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