Happy Sunday Guys!
Sorry this post is not at my usual time unfortunately my day job and evening job ran together Friday and Saturday so in the last 48 hours I have worked 31 hours! I have set Tuesday for the Tutorial on the Decorations I made for Christine at Hope and Chances so I thought I should share the box from yesterday today. As usual the prototypes I make are usually messy so I have made a neater version for the tutorial and decorated it slightly differently. Once you have viewed the tut I am sure you will be able to alter the box as I have in these pictures.
Method 1 - Cut four of the bracket borders on strips of card then measure from the tip of the die cut edge back 6cm. On each piece score and cut a 2cm flap, with 2 of these pieces cut from the end loops to the die cut edge at the 6cm point. The other two pieces need to be scored along the end loop and 6cm line. I know this sounds confusing but hopefully this picture will show what I mean.
Using the side flaps stick the four decorative flaps to make a box lid.
Step one measure out a piece of plain A4 cardstock to the following 6cm , 11.2cm, 6cm then using one of the cutting dies from A2 Bracket Borders place this against the first line ( by measuring each piece at 6cm and placing the die against this line cuts the edge slightly less than 6cm however if each side is cut the same way they will line up. Run the sheet through your die cutting machine and emboss.
Next repeat the above for the other side then, using a craft knife, cut between the edges of each die on the sides. This picture shows the sheet of card before cutting between the lines.
There you have a lid! For the base you will need another 2 sheets of A4 card (again I used PMD 240gsm card)
Measure the first piece to 24cm x 13cm and score down across the piece at 2cm, 11cm, 11cm next score along the long side at 2cm from each edge. Cut the small squares out where the corners would overlap.
Cut one piece at 11cm x 11cm and one further piece at 24cm x 11cm on this piece score at 2cm and 11cm and fold.
Glue each of the 2cm flaps and stick box together, I've tried to describe how to do this however it´s probably best to follow the pictures...
Honestly this seems a very complicated system but I promise once you have got it it is easy and quick! I would suggest using method one as this is an easier version even if it does use more cardstock!
If you have any questions please email me using the button above and I will reply (time permitting!!)