A few of you asked for this via comments on my blog and emails. I LOVE that I can share some quick easy steps with you so you can make your own!!! If you have other questions or suggestions on how I can do these better PLEASE let me know!
-- 4 pieces of double sided card stock. 3 must be 12x12 and one has to be 7 1/2x 7 1/2 or larger.
I highly recommend at least two pieces of "stronger" paper for the outsides. I use Bazzil basics.
-- Paper Trimmer
-- Something to score the papers
Then you will want embellishments and other papers to dress up the "pages" in your box.
Cutting the layers
1. Set aside the piece you want to be the bottom outside of your box.
2. Cut one sheet to 11x11
3. Cut one sheet to 10x10
4. Cut one sheet to 7 1/2x 7 1/2 (this will be your box cover)
You should now have 4 sheets cut at different sizes.
Scoring the layers
1. Score the 12x12 sheet on all four sides at 4".
Be sure not to go all the way through the page. That may seem like common sense, however, I manage to do it EVERY time. IN fact, I just did it trying to prepare the one I am doing for these instructions!
What you end up with looks like a tic-tac-toe grid.
2. Score the 11x11 sheet on all four sides at 3 3/4" on each side.
3. Score the 10x10 sheet at 3 1/2 " on each side.
1. On each of the 3 papers you have scored you are going to cut the four corners off. I use my paper trimmer for this because I can't cut a straight line even if it has been scored.
1. Take your 7 1/2x 7 1/2sheet and score it at 1 3/4" inches all the way around.
Put your lid aside again. If you used glue you can put some paper clips on it to make it all stick well.
1. Take your smallest one and flip it upside down. Apply adhesive to the center square only.
2. Stick that layer onto the center layer.
3. Apply adhesive to the back side of your 11x11 piece, center only.
4. Stick that middle layer to your outer layer.
All you need to do now is decorate!
I save all those squares I cut off. I may reapply them in places while decorating. Because I used all solids for my box layers this time I am using patterned paper for decoration.
1. Cut a bunch of squares to put on the box layers. I cut at 3 3/4 (4 of them), 3 1/4 (8 of them), and 2 3/4 (8 of them)
This step is when I realize that despite my best efforts nothing is straight. I cure this issue with a chilled glass of Moscato.
After all this I put a tag in the middle and stamped it. This is a thank you gift for someone who helps me out in my classroom. I put a square on the panels and I am going to have my kids sign on the blank squares.
Color challenge, at least yellow, lavender, pale green, and rose at Claudia and Company
Thank you with tag Celebrate the Occasion