Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Long time no post

It feels good to be back to blogging. The Christmas break was just what our family needed. Time away from Oklahoma. Time together. Time..... How precious it is. Just as DH was going back to work and I was ready to start on some of those tutorials I promissed, BAM!! I got very sick. If you have had any part of that bug going around you know what I mean. Ruthless little bugger. Hits you like a ton of bricks. I landed in the hospitol after my first full day with it. When you can't even keep down water for more than 15 minutes you need help. A few drugs and some IV's later and I was feeling better. Then DH got hit with it, BAM!! Luckily the kids didn't have near anything what we had. They basically slept for 3 days and were good to go.
So a week more has passed since break, I got some new toys and I have been stamping all day. So lets get to it. This tutorial is for my Aunt. She asked weeks ago how to make some of the boxes pictured in the catalog. Many of you have probably already done these before, but it never hurts to review.
It is called a 2,4,6,8 box and is similar to the box pictured on page 17. The one in the catalog is scored to have the front wider than the side. I am guessing they turned the paper horizontal and scored at 2,5,7,10. With a bottom score of 1.75.
Materials: 8.5"x11" sheet of cardstock, sissors, sticky strip, paper trimmer with scoring blade -black blade (optional--additional materials or stamps to decorate box)
Step 1: Turn the paper vertical in your paper trimmer. With the scoring blade -black blade- score the paper at 2", 4", 6", & 8".
Step 2: Turn the paper horizontal. Score the cardstock at 1.75". This will form the bottom. I like to score mine at 1/4" less than the smallest side width.
I have drawn over all the score lines so you can see them easier.
Step 3: Cut from the bottom edge to the bottom score line on each vertical score line. Also cut the small piece of cardstock at the bottom corner. I like to trim a little from the edge of each bottom flap so the box will close nicely and not show the bottom cardstock over the edges.
(OPTIONAL) If you wish to stamp directly on the box, now is the time to do that.
Step 4: Attach sticky strip as shown in the picture.
Step 5: Determine how tall you want the box and either cut or tear the top edge.
Step 6: Fold on all score lines. Peel the side red tape and close box. Peel the bottom pieces and close box.
Step 6: Finish box as desired with ribbon, tags, etc. Fill and give away.
These are perfect for party favors or little trinkets for a special friend.

1 comment :

mom said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick toots. I was wondering where you were. Love you bunches - mom

p.s. - plan to copy & print this one. Was it Aunt Lois that asked for the design. If so, what has she been up to lately.