Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Box for Cards #2

Hi everyone, its my turn to post over at Pam's blog The Bug Bytes - where are the months going.  Finally, getting around to making the second gift box for the second set of cards :-)

Today I am using a Gina K Designs at Stamp TV, design. The links to the two part tutorial are as follows Memory Keeper part 1 and Memory part 2.

However, I needed to make the box a little deeper, so had to rework the measurements. The original box is 0.5" deep, mine is 1" deep to take the extra thickness of the 6 cards and envelopes.

Here is my finished box.


For my belly band front I did several layers and added some ribbon.  For the panels I used the Art Philosophy cartridge, Square 4 (page 53) cut at 4" by 3" and 3.5" by 2.5".  The font was cut at 0.75".

So, I guess you would like to know how to make it.  For my deeper box you will need to have a 12" by 10.5" piece of card stock.  Keep the piece you cut off - to use later.

Along the 10.5" side you will score at 1", 2", 8.5" and 9.5"".


Next you will score along the 12" side at 3.25", 4.25", 8.75" and 9.75".  This way you will end up with a deeper box but still have a nice size over lap at the front.


Now to cut out the following areas so that your flat box looks like this. And then cut into the 8.75" score line to form a tab.


It is best to decorate, as Gina suggests, before you assemble your box - placing your decorated panels before you do this makes it easier.

At this point you could use a corner punch to tidy up your corners - as below.


Your panels are going to measure:

     Middle panel - 6.25" by 4.25" , for the second layer I did 5.75" by 3.75".
     Top panel (the larger of the two edge panels) - 6.25" by 3", second layer 5.75" by 2.5"
     Bottom panel - 6.25" by 2", second layer 5.75" by 1.5"

I decided that as I had a deeper box I would decorate the top fold of the box, this was 6.25" by 0.75" and then the second layer was 5.75" by just 0.25" and the side folds which were 4.25" by 0.75" and 3.75" by 0.25" to keep in proportion with the rest of the panels.


Now place some tape ready to make up the box - this is where the tape is needed.


Pull up the small tabs first and secure on the inside of the box.


Bottom front piece secure to inside flaps.


That is basically the box done - all that is left is to decorate it how you wish.

You can always refer to the Stamp TV video - if there are any problems with following my photos, as other than the measurements, putting it together is the same.

To secure the box - I decided to make a belly band.  You can use the 1.5" by 12" piece that you cut off the original 12" by 12" piece of card stock.  You score this at 2.75", 3.75", 8.25" and 9.25" marks and it will wrap quite easily around the box and secure.  Then decorate the band.


My box to the side.


This box will hold 6 cards and envelopes.  These envelopes were 6.25" by 4.25".


This box is being entered in the following challenges.

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C161: Anything but a card (closes 9 Nov)

Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #39: Anything but a card (closes 12 Nov)

DL ART - Thankful Thursday Challenge: Anything goes (closes 30 Nov)

Heck of a Challenge - 50 Shades of Autumn (closes 1 Dec)

Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #83 - Anything Goes (closes 8 Nov)

Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 9 Nov)

Every Day is an Occasion - Sunday {Fun}day #3 (closes 30 Nov)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

61 comments:

  1. Your box is gorgeous, Karon!! Perfect to hold all of those beautiful cards!! And thanks for the awesome tutorial!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Oh thank you so much Lisa - I`m really pleased how it turned out.

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  2. gorgeous Karon!! this is a lovely way to package your beautiful cards!! great tutorial too!
    enjoy your day
    hugs

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  3. What a fab tutorial Karon ,and a super envelope box, thank you so much and thank you forvisiting and following me biggest Hugs Elaine

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  4. What a fabulous box Karon, thanks for the Tutorial.xxx

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  5. Hey Karon - how cute is your box! I've been coming across a lot of these box card projects - I guess everyone is getting inspired for gift giving.. And they do make great gifts for any occasion.... I will have to try yours now! Thanks for sharing on the tutorial...
    Enjoy your hump day!

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    1. Hi Shirl - thank you and can`t wait to see what you make.

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  6. Fantastic box. Thankyou for the fabulous tutorial. Caroline xxx

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  7. OK- you've won me over. I think this card set concept will just have to make it's way into some Christmas presents. Your tutorial is simple and easy to follow. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks so much Andie - let me see what you come up with :-)

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  8. Love your gift box. It really is pretty. And such a great tutorial. TFS

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  9. What a GREAT box!! LOVE the tutorial and the papers you used!!!
    What a GREAT gift idea :)
    TFS!!

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    1. Thanks Jessica - I am pleased with it too:-)

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  10. Ohhh, Karen, this is fabulous!! Thanks for the tutorial you shared! Love the brown hued papers! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  11. Wow Karon - your card box is stunning. The tutorial is wonderful too!! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy and we hope you will join us next week.

    Hugs and smiles

    Laine

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    1. Hi Laine - thank you - have a great rest of the week.

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  12. Well done...great card box!

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  13. Your card box turned out great :)
    Love the colours.

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  14. Your card boxes look fabulous, such a professional feel to them!!

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  15. Very pretty box.love the die cut with cards word.

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  16. This is so beautiful Karon. great tutorial!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES November Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow Karon!!! This is gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial too! I need to try this definitely!!!

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    1. Hi Susan - its so easy to put together:-) Thank you.

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  18. Look at you go!!!!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial Karon and what an amazing job you did!!!! Love it and love the idea and have to make one.!!!

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    1. Ni Naomi - thanks and don't forget to let me see what you make:-)

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  19. WOW Karon..........Just fabulous, thanks for the great tutorial. The box is perfect for your gift cards!

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  20. Love your card box!! TFS.
    Great tutorial with measurements.
    Gotta give this one a try.
    Congrats on your award (from Ian:)
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

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  21. Karon - I have a special surprise for you over on my blog today. Check it out! http://anewbiecrafter.blogspot.com.

    Oh, and this card box is beautiful! I need to scraplift it from you. :)

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  22. Wonderful card box! Thanks for sharing the measurements and your tutorial. I'm bookmarking this for when I might need it!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  23. wow this is so amazing reminds me of a box my grandfather had thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining the LSP Challenge this week. Karen

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  24. Wow! This is so beautiful ! Love your clear instructions. Thanks for sharing with us

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  25. What a Gorgeous and Beautiful Box!!TFS!!I HAVE to try to make one.Love it!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Migdalia

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    1. Thanks Migdalia - can't wait to see when you do:-)

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  26. Fantastic box. I really like the colours you went with. Thanks for sharing how you created it too.

    I would like to invite you to take part in our challenges over at The Lollipop Ladies- http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/ I would love to see your take on our current challenge of pineapples.

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  27. Fabulous box, and the instructions are crystal clear. Wow! Thank you for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy!

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  28. OMG! Karon this is sooo... beautiful and thank you for sharing the tutorial!! I'm off to check out your other fabulous projects!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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    1. Hi Norma - gosh - thank you! Give it a go - its so easy:-)

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  29. absolutly fab, i love it. thanks for shareing with us at heck of a challenge.xxx

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

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  30. wow. this is wonderful. and what a great tutorial!! Thanks for playing at a heck of a challenge xx

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