Today is the tutorial for the notecard box I made in this post on Saturday. As per usual I have made a couple of different versions of this to show the flexibility of this die and the box.
The only die used for this one is the corner from Spellbinders Gold Elements one. This has got to be one of the most flexible dies I have although I have used it a lot in the past there are a few more examples waiting in the wings!
Firstly this box is made using two sheets of A4 paper I have used PMD Kraft card in this tutorial however it can be made separately in contrasting card (this is helpful if your machine will not take an A4 sheet of paper).
Measure out your A4 card to 18cm x 18cm and score down at 2cm then 16cm and across the bottom at 2cm and 4cm. Next on the front lightly mark a square at 4cm from each side and the top and 6cm from the bottom. It is this square that is to be cut, carefully place the die in the first corner of the square and run through you die cutting machine to cut. Next match the die up to complete the square.
If you have this right your piece should look like this picture. Cut up to the square surrounding the die cut square and remove the square at the bottom. Again the piece should look like the picture.
Next cut a piece 18cm wide and 12cm deep and score across 2cm in from each side. Place the die so that the centre point touches the end and each side touches where the fold is. Again use the picture as a guide!
Take the cut flap and trim around the die cut shape, then score at the top then 2cm down. Cut a further piece that is 18cm x 14 cm and score 2cm in from each side. Lay the pieces out as I have done in the picture this will show you how to attach the box together.
Attach the flap to the plain back piece then simply stick the side flaps together ( you will find that there are 2 on each side this is to strengthen the box)
fold up and glue the bottom, there is a piece that folds in at the back which again strengthens the bottom. This next picture should help!
Below are the new examples I have made for this tutorial. The first example has been made to the same measurements however I have cut out a square in the middle that is 10cm x 10cm and inserted a separate piece in a contrasting card. The flap is left plain on this one.
The second was simply made using a sheet of embossed card which I studded with Pearls and made the same, die cut, flap which I backed with the dark chocolate card.
Wendy has a flower tutorial today based on the class we both attended last week. If your feeling flowery then pop over.