When I got my last box from Cheryl, it contained so much Halloween goodness, that I couldn't wait to play! Hope you like these wonderful papers too! Both of my items today were made with zero stamping! Papers only....woot woot!
Designer's Tip: When making a square card, start by folding an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock in half at 5.5". Cut off the opposite edge, at 5.5" as well, and it will leave this fabulous little piece that measures
3" x 5.5". This is perfect to use up your scraps, stick in a lunch box, teacher's mailbox, etc! Who knew???
Authentique 'Enchanted' Collection
Authentique 'Thrilling' Collection
Webster's Pages 'Once Upon a Halloween' Collection
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
And.....wonderful new dies that will be in the store next week!!!
Perfect Layers Rulers (see sidebar for details)
Last but not least, I promised you a box tutorial. Making boxes seems difficult, but it's really quite simple. As long as you have your beginning measurements, you can create a box for just about anything!
Here's how I make boxes for all of my 6 x 6 cards:
For this box, I began with measurements of 6 x 6 square.
- Added 1/8" all the way around, to allow card to lay nice and flat, and also be tissue wrapped, if desired.
- Now, determine your box depth.
- In this case, 1/2" is plenty, as the embellishments are not too tall.
- I added 1/2" to each of the four sides, making the box bottom 7 1/8" square.
- Score all four sides at 1/2" from each outside edge, cut flaps, and assemble.
For the box lid, you will add 1/16", giving you a box top dimension of 7 1/4" x 7 1/4". These edges will also be scored at 1/2" in from each outside edge. Voila!
|Added Scor-Tape to each flap for a secure corner.|
|Look how pretty! Add your address, and the recipient will be delighted with their lovely 'envelope'...!|
|Here you can see how perfectly last week's 6 x 6 card fits into this box bottom.|
Here is where I must claim that, even though my card fits perfectly, my fingers may have typed incorrectly! Just remember that you need a beginning measurement, plus 1/8" for card to lie flat, and then your depth!
Voila! Can't wait to see YOUR beautiful boxes!
Thanks for stopping by! Did you know that Scraptownlady charges ONLY the exact amount of shipping? How many times have you ordered a $5 item, only to find that shipping is $9.95??? Yeah, I know you have! Check out the Scraptownlady store - if there is something you don't see that you'd like, let Cheryl know - odds are that she can get it for you very quickly! Be sure to check out the Scraptownlady blog, too, for daily inspiration and product information!