Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Notecard boxes

Here are the boxes I showed you yesterday made from supplies in the June "Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit.  They hold notecards which finish at 3 1/2 x 5.

Here's the box open.  It closes with magnets - so the ribbon is really to make it pretty.

The main box (that holds the cards) is 8 x 8 1/2 (the lid is a separate piece).  On the 8 1/2 side, score at 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 on the 8 side score at 1, 2, 6, 7.  

See the photo so you can see where to cut.  

Make sure to round the corners - I used the envelope punch board but there's a corner rounder punch too.  You'll need to round the part of the box that comes up (which will be covered by designer paper).

Do you see the small "tabs"?  These are adhered inside the box.  Now bring up the bottom flap (with the rounded corners and adhere to the front flaps.  Decorate the front with a piece 3 1/2 x 1 1/2.

Now made the lid, cut 7 x 4 scored on the long side 4 and 5". Burnish the folds. Round the corners.

Slip this inside your box and adhere the back flap down.

For the magnets, make sure they "stick" together, put a glue dot on the side that "sticks" and put it under the side flap.  

Do this on both sides.  Now let the 2 magnets just naturally stick (mine are a bit out of line but don't worry they'll be covered up.  Put glue dots on top of these magnets. In the photo above I have magnets inside and then the ones you can see. Close the lid and press the magnets into the lid.  Now adhere the designer paper on the inside covering up the magnets.  The photo below show the magnets adhered and so now I need to add the designer paper.

Decorate the front and add ribbon.

The matching colors for this paper Pumpkin were Petal Pink and Pool Party - so I selected matching ribbon in these 2 colors.  

A big thank you to Sam Donald in the UK - she made a similar box, I just rearranged the dimensions, decoration, ribbon to suite the Hugs paper pumpkin kit!

Happy box making, MaryKate

No comments:

Post a Comment