Left Over Designer Series Paper Gift Box. We are getting to that time of the year when if I plan my projects too far ahead I could find that the products that I plan to use are no longer available. This project is a case in point. My plan had been to make a masculine Gift Box, using the Come Sail Away Memories & More cards as the ‘feature’ image on the top. Well, by the time I came to film the video, they had gone!
Quick change of plan, and with my fingers firmly crossed, the version I make on today’s video uses the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper and Memories & More cards. At the point I am writing this post, they are still available, so if you want either, please make sure you order them NOW so you don’t miss out. You will need two sheets of card to make this box, so if you buy the Colour Family Cardstock packs, you will have the perfect amount!
In today’s video, I show you how I make sure that the lid and base of these type of box have a snug fit. I always start with the dimensions that would be right to make the base exactly the same size as the lid. If you do this, you will probably find that the lid will be very difficult to get onto the base, without the base buckling at the sides. There are a few ways around this, a popular one being to use a ‘shim’ along the side of your Simply Scored to push the card out from the side. This can work, but is a bit of a fiddle. All I do is trim 1/16″ from two adjoining sides of card (not from all sides, just a long and a short). The measurements below show the size AFTER trimming!!!!
I hope you can see how snug the fit is in the picture above. Making your box the ‘Catherine Wheel’ way, also helps with the fit of the lid. To understand what I mean by this, please look at the video. I have tried to explain a lot of the basics for box making in today’s video, as it has been a while since I did that.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will give this box a go. When I am making 3D items, I am still amazed that you can take flat card and paper and turn it into a ridged 3D project. Changing the products that you use also means that you can start with a monochrome masculine project, change the products and end up with a bright and fun version.
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Lid – Card cut at 7″ x 6″, scored at 1″ on each side
DSP – One piece cut at 3-3/4 x 4-3/4″, two each cut at 3/4 x 3-3/4″ and 3/4 x 4-3/4″
Base – 7-15/16 x 8-15/16″, scored at 2 ” on each side
DSP – two each cut at 1-3/4 x 3-3/4″ and 1-3/4 x 4-3/4″
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