Monday, January 21, 2008

Tutorial for Deep Card Box & Valentine's Day Chip Board

After seeing the card box in the new catty on page 120, I was dying to make it, but there's no pattern for it on the Stampin' up demo site, so I made my own. I've written a wee tutorial in case you'd like to make one too. :0) The box is 3" deep, so you need to use two pieces; sounds tricksy, but it's actually easy & precious. Honest!

Here's what you'll need:

Cardstock or designer paper (12 x 12 or 2 standard sheets)
A scoring tool (I used the one from the S.U. Cutter Kkit)
Ruler (I like the Stampin' Around wheel guide, cuz it has no-slip grips)
Cutting Mat (or a scorepal)
Optional: more cardstock to line it, ink to distress edges, ribbon, chipboard pieces & Mod Podge to glue d.p onto chipboard.

Here's how:

1) Cut two pieces of cardstock (or hefty designer paper) so that they measure 5 1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide. You'll only need to score 3 lines.

2) Lay your piece on the vertical--the way the white piece is below:

3) Score at 3 inches (on the vertical)

4) Then turn the same piece on the horizontal--the way the coloured piece is above. Note: you should always score on the white (or on what will be the inside of your box.)

5) Score it at these 2 increments: 1/2 inch and 3 1/2 inch.

5) Cut the smallest section on the left out. (Marked in red stripes on the drawing below)

6) Cut a slit in the middle of the bottom pieces. (Marked in red on the drawing below)

note this template is not to scale (but measurement figures are correct)

7) Repeat the scoring & cutting on the second piece.

8) Crease your score-marks well & do a dry fit.

9) Put double-sided tape on the smallest two (1/2") sections (on the coloured side.) Then attach the two pieces together and close the bottom with more double-sided tape.

10) Embellish as desired.

Here's a close up of the details I added and a list of what I used:

Other Materials:

--On Board Accents
--Basic Grey paper (Pheobe line: Ashbury Street phe 755 & Angel Island phe 757 )
--S.U. Cardstock: Rose Red, Certian Celery, & Chocolate Chip.
--Hand-dyed ribbon: S.U.Very Vanilla 5/8 inch & dollar store flower (Tutorial here.)
--S.U. sab Rub-ons & Basic Grey Rub-ons,
--Crystal Effects to adhere gems & flower ribbon
--White Signo gel pen
--Sakura glitter pen

Thanks for reading! Have a spectacular day,


Gwen said...

so, so Beautiful!! like everything you do!!

Anonymous said...

I love all of your valentines and what a great box ... adorable.

Alhambra Club said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I love the paper you used, fantastic.,

Debby Winters said...

What a beautiful creation...and a great addition to a desk or a wonderful gift! Thanks for the Tutorial and for sharing your creativity.

Kim Etherington said...

I like your box! Nice patterned paper on the heart!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!! Love them all. You're just too talented!

kathleenh said...

Your box of cards is beautiful! I'd like to give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial!