A picture heavy post, so if you want to grab a coffee, now would be a good time :-)
I thought I would share a quick tutorial with you today. I made a box card last week (see the post below), smaller than the normal box cards that you see around, that are made with 12" by 12" card stock.
I used a piece of 8.5" by 11" card stock for mine and thought I would share the measurements. Will also be a permanent record for me to refer to :-)
Start off by cutting 1" off the card stock, so that you are left with a piece that is 7.5" by 11". Keep the 1" strip to use later.
Step 1, you need to score along the long edge at 1/2", 3 1/8", 5 3/4", 8 3/8". I have penned in the score lines just to show you.
Step 2, score on the short edge at 4 1/2".
Step 3, make a tab on the 1/2" score line, and then cut down the other three score lines to the 4 1/2" score line. I have placed a ruler in between to show what I mean :-)
Step 4, fold all the vertical score lines. But only fold three of the horizontal score lines, as shown.
Step 5, put some tape on the small tab and line it up with the opposite edge to form your box.
And finally, using the 1" strip that you kept from earlier. You did keep it, didn't you?! :-)
Cut two pieces that are 3 5/8" each. And then score at 1/2" in from both sides.
Finally, add some tape to both 1/2" sides and insert them into the box at the top. These will be your anchors for your decorations etc.
I will show you the finished box and the panels, hopefully tomorrow. Not sure how long I am kiddie minding today :-)
You know, I am also wondering if I could go even smaller - I think these box cards would make fabulous table place cards - what do you think. I will share the measurements, another time ;-)
I also wanted to share with you some new storage I was able to lay my hands on. A friend was getting rid of this fabulous storage unit and I just had to have it :-)
Meet my new colouring station :-)
I am so pleased with this unit. The bottom of it actually swings out to the right, to more storage and makes it into a desk.
Oh and I wanted to share a recent purchase with you! I am investing in Copic markers. I can only get so many every now and again and am buying both Ciao and Sketch to stretch the budget a bit. I have a grand total of 41 at the moment, LOL! I made the storage, that you see all over the internet at the moment, it's perfect. I have also put my Stampin' Up and CTMH markers in there for now.
I now have all my pens, pencils and inks in one place.
It has a light above the desk area - Andy said he will replace this with LED lights and also add some lighting in the top area of the unit too - where I have my inks.
The CD racks on the left - holds my newly organised dies and the one on the right is full of See D's stamps. Also have some CTMH stamps in the box on the right too.
So, if your still with me, I hope you have a fabulous rest of the week. Hopefully be back tomorrow with another box card finished. Did you spy the colouring? :-)
Thanks for stopping by today.