Hiya Everyone, Hope you all ok, back again today with a tutorial on how I make my boxes, I didnt have time to do the envelope box yet, but will do soon for you :) I am in no way connected to any of the tools I use in this, just one very happy customer, and as I have had so many questions and requests on how I do them, I thought I would share, Hope it all make sense :)
Tools I used
Usual everyday, trimmer, glue, scissors, acetate
The best thing about this Crafters Companion board is it comes with a colour booklet full of instructions, could I find mine NOPE, BUT, Thats a good thing it shows you, if like me you cant find it, you can still make boxes its just that easy!!! Wouldnt be able to make them without this nifty gadget!
I start with two pieces of card exactly the same size, as my finished card will be 6x6 I start with the two pieces cut at 8x8 I always go up 2 extra inches, so if it was a 7x7 card I would use two pieces of card 9x9 etc etc...
The board has cm's on one side and inches on the other I use Inches, I always butt my board up against the edge of my scor pal, one day I will get the dazzling ultimate pro but for now this works. I score all sides at 1 inch, to the left side is the box lid and to the right the box base it is marked on the board for you :) I always make my lid with a little L to remind me lol
On the above pic you can just see in the bottom right corner where it tells you box base, again I score the base at 1 Inch
Just to show you it says Box Lid to the left
You will end up with 2 8x8 pieces of card Scored at 1 inch all round, one using the right side (lid) of the board and the other using the left side (base) of the board
I cut a diagonal line in each corner and take of a little triangle, bin those
I then score along each of the lines
To make the acetate window, I use a nestie, I lay it out on my box and tape it down, I then lay a 3rd piece of card over the whole lot, this is so the nestie cuts a window in a spare piece of card to keep the inside of the box neat
Run through your calibur
So you will end up with 2 pieces which look like this
Line up and mark the spare card, cut the excess of each side
Stick your acetate window to the inside of your box
Stick the spare piece of card over the top so it hides all the messy tape of the acetate
I then glue the corners, I use wet glue and paperclips to hold it in place till dry
I then decorate the lid, as whilst I make the card this will all be drying
Here is my finished card using a sassy cheryl image, coloured with markers, the papers are basic grey, some pearls, some ribbon and the sentiment from the comp, flowers are wild orchid.
Card in the box
It is even easier if you dont add acetate, and just keep the lid plain, when I do that I usually decorate the top of the lid to match the card inside.
PLEASE EXCUSE ANY WET GLUE!!!!!!!!!
I had to take as I did else I would have forgotton lol
Talking of which hope I havent forgotton any important points lol
Thanks for Stopping By
Off for a loverly bubble bath then back for a nice cuppa, snickers and blog hop
Have A GREAT Evening
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