Hi friends! Its Katie here to welcome you to another Tuesday. I hope your day is treating you well :)
Today's tutorial is a box that is a card or whatever else you might want to use it for. I've made many of these over the years and they are super cute. Another project where the sky's the limit.
The two stamp sets that I am using for this project are Words of Gratitude and Art Deco Medallions. This project also has some fun random stamping as well as some fun designer paper. I pretty much went from my designer paper to pick my ink colors.
So let's get started.
You will need 2 main pieces of cardstock. The actual box measures 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and the lid measures 4 3/8" x 4 3/8".
I decided to random stamp before creating the score marks. If you want a bit more detail about the process of random stamping, CLICK HERE.
I started with my largest image first and picked the medium shade.
Next I picked the middle size stamp and picked the lightest shade of ink for this image.
And finally picked the smallest stamp and picked my darkest ink for that one.
Now its time to score. Easy... just score 2 1/2" all the way around.
Flip your cardstock over to create creases for your corners. I flipped the cardstock because these creases are going in the opposite direction of the main box.
Just make sure that when you are scoring your corners that the corners are aligned. Do all 4 corners.
Next, I cut the corners off and this just creates a nice fold for inside the box. You don't have to make a pencil line, just cut from score mark to score mark.
Now just fold up on those corners.
And there is your box.
Now its time to make your pockets on the inside. The pocket base needs to measure at least 2 1/8" wide by 12" before your use the edge punch.
Of course I had to make my measurements a little small so I thought I'd show you exactly where it is on my Fiskars cutter.
So cut your scalloped cardstock in 2 5/16" sections.
Then cut your designer paper (Marakech - Basic Grey) to 1 3/8" x 2 3/16"
I used the 1/8" scor tape and placed it on 3 sides of the designer paper. Make sure it is flush with the very edge, but the pieces don't have to cover all of it.
Remember to place the non tape side up (this is the opening of your pocket)
Grab whatever sentiment you want to use and stamp on a piece of cardstock measuring 2" x 2". The mat for this stamped piece is going to measure 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" ( in this case I used the blue).
Once its all put together, I used pop dots and then attached to the center of the box.
Here is the box with the pockets and the center attached.
The tags that I created were made with a 1 1/4" circle punch and the scallop border is a 1 1/2" punch.
Just glue together and then use a hole punch to create the holes.
I left these blank, but you could hand write whatever sentiment, stamp an image, whatever you want.
Now its time to create the lid. Remember... 4 3/8" x 4 3/8".
Score at 7/8" on all 4 sides. I love my scor-pal but there are times that a stylus and the Fiskars works perfectly!
Cut on dashed lines.
I used more scor tape and added it to 3 sides of my lid. I did this to keep my ribbon in place.
I cut 24" of ribbon, found the center and matched that up to what is going to be the back of my lid.
Then tie in a bow on the front.
Here is the outside of the box.
And when its open.
There you go! I hope you enjoyed it and I certainly hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday and as always, thanks for joining me!
Katie signing off for Clearly iStamp.
Products you can find at Clear Dollar Stamps:
- Art Deco Medallions
- Words of Gratitude
- Scor-Pal products
- Acrylic Blocks
- Basic Grey (Marrakech)
- Ribbon (for this project - Blue/Light Blue reversible satin)
Other products used: CTMH cardstock and ink, EK Success punches, SU! punch, paper cutter, embossing stylus