Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another Box and a Tutorial

A while back I posted a circle box that I made and some of you asked for a tutorial, so here goes! If you're in my club and you don't want a preview of what we'll be doing on Monday then you need to walk away from the computer... you've been warned, lol.

You'll have to ignore the horrible pictures, my stamping area is not the best place for photos but it'll give you the idea.

For the top and bottom I used the cardboard that comes with Stampin' Up! designer paper packs, it's perfect for these kind of projects! You could even use cereal boxes or anything similar.

Cut your cardboard into two 4"x4" squares, you'll also want to cut four squares of the same size in the cardstock of your choice, you will be covering both sides of the cardboard. Glue the cardstock to the cardboard on both sides, I use SU! glue sticks, it seems to work really well at covering the entire piece and it's not so wet.

Now take a scallop circle die, I used the Scallop Circle Die #2 out of our catalogue on page 207. I tried it with a nestability and it did not cut through all the layers, you could first cut the cardboard, then cut the cardstock and glue the pieces together, it's not as quick and easy but it works.

Now take your sponge and ink and lightly sponge the edges.

For the sides of the box you want two strips of Designer paper. One piece is 1 1/2" x 9 1/4" and the other piece is 1" x 9". Take your scoring tool and score all the way down the long side at 1/2". You want to make short little cuts close together on the 1/2" just up to the score line, see picture.

Fold over the score line and glue the sides together forming a circle.

Cut two circles, one slightly bigger than the other, they should fit nicely inside the box. I used my nestabilities for this but any circle cutter will work. Put glue on the outer edge of the circles and adhere this to the inside of your box, making sure to center everything. In the photo you'll see what the box looks like from the bottom.

The rest is super simple! Run glue all the way around the bottom of your box and lid, turn it over and adhere it to the scallop circle.

Now decorate it any way you want! Easy peasy!

11 comments:

Helen said...

This is great! I just bought a bunch of tin can from Joann Fabric. Now I can make more with your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny Young said...

Wow! So cute and simple! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

Laura said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. It was so clear and easy to follow. I can't wait to make a few of these.

Allison said...

Super cute! Your instructions made it seem so much easier than I was expecting!

Laura said...

I finally had time to make this cute box. I created a link from my blog to this tutorial that you wrote. It was so easy to follow, and I posted a picture of the ones I created on my blog.

Kristin Moore said...

Awesome tutorial! I am in the process of making a set of these right now! I'm diving in head first and making one of each size of the scallop dies. We'll see how it works out. I'll let you know when I post them! Thanks so much!

Kristin Moore said...

Got them done and posted today. Thanks again! I've linked back to this post for your awesome tutorial.

Belz said...

This looks ace! I might give this a try at the weekend xxx

Kim Score said...

beautiful project! this will be on my inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Beautiful box Tina!! Thanks so much for all the instructions and measurments!! Gotta' make one of these now!!

Anonymous said...

love this tutorial! thank you!