Monday, April 11, 2011

Tutortial: Box for 3x3 Cards with Lid

Today I'm going to show you how to make the box below. This box is the one I referred to last Thursday in the Thrifty Thursday Size Matters post about 3 x 3 cards. I found this tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers (LOVE THAT PLACE!) for a 3x3 Notecard Box. I scalloped the edge of my lid cardstock as well as the pattern paper, but then decided I liked the look of the ribbon instead, so you can't see the second scalloped layer :0)

Here is the box with some of the cards that fit inside with their envelopes.
Supplies needed:

7 1/2 x 7 1/2" cardstock color A--bottom of box

5 5/8 x 5 5/8" cardstock color B--lid for box

5 1/8 x 5 1/8" pattern A paper for accent on lid

1 3/4 x 12" and 1 3/4 x 3 1/2" pattern B for accent around base of box

Scoring instrument

Sticky Strip or strong adhesive

On cardstock A, score at 2" on all four sides.

On cardstock B score at 1" on all four sides.

On Pattern A, score at 3/4" on all four sides.

Go over all score marks with your bone folder.

To assemble the bottom on the box, cut the left most score line to the first score line on opposite sides of the paper.
You'll be left with your paper looking like this.

Apply sticky strip or strong adhesive as shown in photo above.

Secure the two small tabs to each other and then the large outside panel.

Cut cardstock B for the lid in the same way you cut the bottom of the box.

Cut the corner squares as an angel so they won't show once assembled.

If you want, you can add detail by punching the edges of the cardstock with a border punch.

Assemble by placing the sticky strip onto the corners you cut.

Repeat the same steps with the piece of pattern paper for the accent on the lid.

Apply the strips of pattern paper to the sides of the bottom of the box.

I decided to add ribbon and a bow.

And you're finished!

Here is a look of some of the cards I made for the inside of the box. I made two of each of these for a total of 8 cards and envelopes inside the box.

Little cards with lots of attitude!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Happy stamping!

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