Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Box Tutorial


Here it is...I know you thought I forgot but I didn't! I just wanted to have the time to make another box!

For this one-I made a box to house some cookies..yummy! The stamps are from Asela Hopkins' set called Christmas Blessings, available at Gina K Designs. I used some more stickers from the I Wish Stampin' Up! collection (because they were still sitting on my desk!)

Here is a super easy tutorial on how to make this box!


Supplies needed:
Paper cutter
8 1/2 inch by 10 sheet of cardstock
Scor-Pal (or other scoring tool)
Scissors
Scor-Tape (or other double sided tape)
Stamps or embellishments to decorate



Step 1: Score cardstock at 3" and 7" on the 10" side of the paper as shown.

Step 2: Turn cardstock and score at 3" and 5 1/2 " as shown.

Step 3: Turn cardstock back and make two cuts on either side (small flaps sides)
Step 4: Fold back the center flaps on either side.

Step 5: With the center flap folded back, cut the two outside flaps on one side at the 1 1/2 inch mark. Do the same on the other side.
This is what it will look like now:

Step 6: Crease flaps and fold sides upward. *You can see the box taking shape now.

Step 7: Apply Scor-Tape to the flaps that will fold behind sides as shown. Tip: Only take off the top strip right before you are ready to adhere the flap! (See next picture for visual of adhering sides.)

Step 8: Adhere one flap and then adhere the other flap that is connected. It makes it much easier this way. (Adhere flap 1, then 2, then 3, then 4) See photo below for numbering.

This is what you end up with:

Decorate as you wish! This time I created a cookie holder. (Nope, I didn't make the cookies--I have NO culinary skills. But I like to buy good food!)
This is a simple box but it has lots of uses! Play around with it. You can add handles on the sides or even a basket top. You can use it for a treat container, an Easter basket, a gift card holder, an ornament holder, a card box, etc. Have fun! If you make a box using this tutorial, I would love to see it. Just leave a link in the comments section!
Reminder: Gina K Designs is holding a Land Cruisers Party in the forum tomorrow night (Wednesday!) from 7-10 p.m. Central time! You won't want to miss it!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

Ila said...

I love this cute little box and the fabulous way you decorated it!! Thanks for the great tutorial....I'm hoping to get a chance to make some of these!..Hugs, Ila

Dawnie said...

Love this!!! And you make it seem so easy, too. Maybe I can actually do this??? Maybe???

Anita C said...

I love the box! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I'm definitely going to have to try this out :)

Gabriela said...

Awesome tutorial - delightful box. I adore your choice of stamp set too.

Sharri said...

I love this little box! Thank you for including the tutorial!

stampmonkey said...

Your cookie treat box is absolutely adorable, Cammie! I love those funky reindeer, and the twine trim you used is great! Thanks SO much for the tutorial -- you're awesome, girl!

Niki Estes said...

I love that box, Cammie! Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What an adorable project!!! I really would like those cookies, LOL! Thanks for sharing the tutorial (:

Kimberly said...

Darling!! That is WAY too cute! Love the stamps!!

Kim said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial Cammie! I am definitely going to give this a try! Sometime this week AFTER all of my exams that I have to study for! hee hee!
Hugs~ Kim

TxScrapAddict said...

TFS this Cammie!!

milkshake007 said...

Thank you soooo much for the tutorial.....I just love your creations....thanks for sharing your talent!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Fantastic tutorial Cam!! And that box is just too, too cute!! Love those adorable deer, and your embellishments are fabulous!! WOW!

Shirley said...

What a great tutorial and that little container is such a keepsake too! How cute!

Deb said...

TFS!! This is fabulous, so beautiful!! I love these deer, haven't stamped them yet either!!

Deb said...

TFS!! This is fabulous, so beautiful!! I love these deer, haven't stamped them yet either!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Awesome tutorial!! Love your little deer too!!
hugs, Jami

Melanie said...

very nice tutorial, all those pics, wowza!!!

Theresa said...

Cammie, this is fantastic. Your cards and projects always have such a "feel" to them. When I see this, I imagine sitting in front of the fireplace, drinking hot apple cider and waiting for Santa.

Dawn Easton said...

Super cute cookie box! Love the easy box tutorial...it's perfect!

Erin... said...

Great box an dtutorial. Can't wait to try it out!! Love those reindeer too, so adorable!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

super cute! I've bookmarked your tutorial in my tutorials to do section on my computer. haha. Hopefully i'll get to it sooner than later! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your box is soooo adorable, Cammie!! Thank you for the fantastic tutorial too!!

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DEBBY said...

thanks for this tutorial looks great!!I sure hope to try it out!

Debby

Joan said...

Awesome creation. These wooden reindeer are cute. I saw one of your creations in a crafting magazine I got from Amy in the hospital. It was exciting to see a name I knew. Joan

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

What a cute stamp set by Alesha. thanks for the tutorial and for showing everything like where to tape...very important. I can't tell you haow many times I put the tape in the wrong way...lol

dpkennedy said...

Another fab project! Thanks for the tutorial! I love how your box turned out-those reindeer are so cute!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

This is just so cute!! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Can you include a few more pics? Cuz me not get it... Okay. You KNOW I'm kiddinggggggg. I understand you're creating these tutorials for people like you, and I really admire that. (So hard to type this with a straight face -- is it bad that I kinda crack myself up? Admit it -- you're smiling...) Very cute project. Can't wait for you to ELF me again this year!!! (<-- not a hint. An ORDER! hee)

Samantha said...

What a simply adorable box! You can put just about anything inside and decorate it for any season. Thanks for the great tutorial! When I make the box, I'll be sure to let you know :)

CraftyC said...

A great step by step tutorial and I just love the finished box!
Clairexx

Deb said...

I am leaving you an award on my blog! I love that you never forget us little people and I love all of your creations!! Hope you got some sleeep last night and the kids are feeling better!!

Sherri said...

That box is so cute! Thanks for a great tutorial!!

Vicki said...

This is soo stinkin' CUTE!! Thanks so much for posting the tutorial!! I still need to get one of those score-pals!! *sigh!* :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Such an adorable box & the perfect tutorial. You ROCK! :O)

Jennie said...

This box is so cute! I made one on and put it on my blog today. Thanks for the step by step directions.

Amanda Sewell said...

Too completely adorable Cammie! Awesome job!!!

Dulce said...

Great tutorial I decorated my box with Gingerbread figures. I placed fruit bars inside.