Oh! And I also made my first video to show you the box in action...
Supplies to construct the box:
4 pieces 12x12 good quality cardstock (I use DCWV)
Paper trimmer (I use Fiskars rotary trimmer)
Scoring board (I use Martha Stewart's)
Strong tape adhesive (I use Scotch ATG gun)
Glossy Accents or other strong liquid adhesive
|step 1. trim your cardstock|
|step 2 - score the cardstock|
- Score the 9" square piece at 3" on each side
- Score the 8 5/8" square at 2 7/8" on each side
- Score the 8 1/4" square at 2 3/4" on each side
|step 3 - cut off all corner squares|
Step 3: Cut the corner squares off of each cardstock. Follow the scored lines to cut off the corners. I used my trimmer (very carefully) for this step, but if you're confident in your straight-line-cutting-skills you can use scissors.
Optional step - Next I rounded all of my corners, but that is up to your personal style preference.
|step 4 - glue middle squares together to create layers|
|step 5 - fold flaps along score lines. Fold all flaps toward center piece|
And your main box is finished! Now we'll make the lid...
|Lid - cut 5 3/4" square and score along 1 1/4" on each side|
Step 2 for lid: Score all sides at 1 1/4" and fold inward at score lines.
Step 3 for lid: Cut a slit along one side on each corner (don't cut both slits or you will remove the corner. We still want to keep the corners to glue the lid together).
|glue the folded flaps to the inside to create lid|
OK! Now the fun part! Decorating your box!
Cut 21 squares of coordinating pattern paper (this makes a mat for each flap) in the following measurements:
9 squares at 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
8 squares at 2 6/8" x 2 6/8" (otherwise known as 2 3/4")
4 squares at 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
I used 5 different patterns of paper and alternated the patterns inside the box
For embellishments, I cut out a lot of little banners and sayings from various cardstock stacks. A lot of your paper stacks will have one pattern that is dedicated only to phrases or tags. Use your scissors and cut em all out!
Start embellishing and adding photos. I put together each square (a photo, a banner, and a rhinestone or brad) before it was finally adhered to the flap inside the box.
Happy crafting! If you have further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below and I'll get back to you. To see the original post for more photos, click here
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