Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tutorial - Fantasy/Friendship Box

Well, here is my tutorial as promised.
Supplies used: pattern paper, chipboard, adhesive, coordinating cardstock, stamps, embellishments, inks, whatever!!

I chose my exterior paper and stamped using Fancy Curls and Moonlight White Brilliance ink. It measures 8 1/2" x 11". I also cut 4 strips of thin chipboard to 7 1/2" x 2 1/2".

I adhered the chipboard to the back of the exterior paper. I used a piece of scrap chipboard to space between the 4 pieces. I did a horrible job of centering these 4 pieces but it did work out in the end. I mitered the corners and adhered the edges over the chipboard. I also scored between each piece of chipboard to help with the bending of the box.

Here I cut another piece of pattern paper (Sands of Time SWIC) to fit over the chipboard side. Please measure the chipboard section and cut yours to fit. Score this side between the chipboard pieces to aid in folding.

Here I attached the 4 boxes (and I will post a tutorial showing how to make them) by spacing them evening on each panel and adjusting the height of each.

The lid and bottom are made from 2 squares (4 5/8" x 4 5/8"). I scored 1" on each side, cut slots and adhered. From this point you can embellish to your heart's desire!! If you have any questions, please contact me. Have fun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love making these boxes, they have such a wonderful "presence". Have you tried putting little lids on each of the boxes? I take a piece of coordinating patterned paper and lay over the top, scoring at the back and front edges (the back would be glued to the back of the chipboard section). Then I use one of those pointy tags and brads to create a flap closure. Also, you can add a little decorative bead to your top lid and as "feet" on the bottom box to give it a little extra diva touch. Sands of Time is one of my favorite patterns and it looks GOOD with this box.