Writing Set Tutorial

To Make the following, Original Post Here
Step One - Make the box
Cut three pieces of very thick chipboard or similar (I used the covers off old hard backed books) to the following sizes, 2 x 17 by 13.5cm 1 x 13.5 by 5 cm.  Cut one strip, you may have to join the paper, in the patterned paper you wish to cover to 50 by 18 cm (this allows for the seams).  I Neatened up the seam between sheets with contrasting ribbon on my box.

Step 2

using Anita´s Tacky Glue, or similar, spread a THIN layer of glue on one side of each piece of card.  Allowing for a 2 cm seam at the end and sides glue down your pieces leaving 1/2 cm between them, as in the following picture

Step 3

Cut up to the card in all 4 places where the card edges the 1/2cm allowance between the pieces, see picture.  Glue these pieces in. 

Next using a thin layer of glue fold in the corners (this will give a neat finishing point).  Following this glue and fold in each side.

Step 4

Cut a piece of coordinating paper 13 cm wide and at least 52 cm long (again use 2 pieces stuck together if needed.  Glue this to the first piece of card as shown however it is important to stick this piece into the crease use a bone folder lightly to make sure it follows the contours.

Step 5

Fold the pieces where you left the gap, this creates the base, back and lid.

Step 6 - Inside

Take a piece of thick card and cut to 19 cm by 24cm, score each side 5cm in from the edge and cut as shown

Step 7
Glue the flaps created with a wet glue (double sided tape won´t work on this and clip the sides to dry.

Step 8

Decorate / cover the box with matching paper.  then stick to the base leaving a gap around three sides but on the edge of the side with the back ´flap´ stick down the base and the back, this creates the box and lid.  Embellish as you wish

For the inserts click here

Notebook Tutorial
Envelope Box Tutorial



  1. Hi John this is a fantastic tutorial, you could get a job as a guest on C.C. stunning

  2. Not sure if it just me but the links dont work to your inserts and notebook and envelope tutorials in the above post