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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Box Tutorial

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
Score Pal
Grand Calibur
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. 

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
x x x


June Nelson said...

Aw thanks Joey darlin its a brilliant box and I never thought of the nestie idea, Iw ill be trying this hunnie huggeis June xxxxxxxxxxxx

angelwhispers said...

Joey this is a fab tutorial and loving the finished box!! Hope you had a lovely bath and enjoyed your "Snicker" Love Chanelle xx

Caroline said...

Fantastic tutorial Joey will certainly be giving it a go. Love the card it's gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Carrie Robinson said...

such a great tute sweetie... am gonna give it a try lol xx

sue - bearhouse said...

a wonderful tutorial, thank you so much Joey


Anita said...

Great tutorial Joey. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Fab tutorial Joey, I always admire the fact you always make the boxes for each card when you make the card, I am very lazy and dont do that then I end up with a pile of boxes to make, and it is my least favourite job in the world!
Fab card too ;o)
Kat xx

Sue said...

Great tut Joey.I dont have the Boxer board,so have to play it by ear.
I have the ultimate pro and never use it.
Love your cute card.
Hugs Sue xx

Julie said...

Brill tutoriaL Joey!! I've just made an 8x8 box but your tutorial is so much simpler - perhaps if I'd seen it before, my box lid would be a better fit!!! Love the clear lid idea too - great tip!! Juliexxx

Denise and Louise said...

Great tutorial Joey and I love the card too.
Denise xx

Tonya said...

Joey, beautiful card and box. Great tutorial, hun!

Alyce said...

What a great tutorial Joey! I think I really need one of those scoring pad thingys :) Beautiful work!


Hi Joey
A gorgeous and card and a fabulous tutorial
Hugs Dianne xx :)

sassy said...

great tut joey ihave got one of those boards and have t just wing it...but have taken notes lol!!! the card too and as always so neat...stunning work...hugs sasyx

coops said...

fantastic tutorial joey.thanks for sharing hun.:D

xx coops xx

Arabella said...

Fab tutorial Joey! This is a great idea!


Nenny said...

Awesome tutorial Joey, thanks for taking us through your process! Fabulous xxx