It's time for a new monthly challenge at Scor-Pal!
This month, the challenge was to create something with a holiday theme, and of course, more than one fold!
Christmas is sneaking up on us, so, I thought I'd make a box to hold a pretty scarf I'd purchased for someone special.
Here is the completed project:
Did you know that you can make your own boxes for nearly any of your small gifts?
Here's how I did this:
I began with a sheet of cardstock that measured 8.5" x 11", and scored it at 2" on all four sides.
Burnish all score lines. On the box bottom, on two opposite sides, snip in to the fold line, creating 4 tabs. Trim the tabs inward a bit, to create a better fit, and add Scor-Tape.
Begin removing tape liners, and assembling box.
Here is what your box bottom looks like now.
The box dimensions are 4 5/8" x 7 1/8".
Now you need a lid!
You will need to begin with your box dimensions. Your box width is 4 5/8". Since the lid needs to be a bit bigger, you need to add about 1/8" to that measurement. Next, you will need to add your 'wall' height. I chose to make my 'walls' 3/4" tall, so I added 3/4" to each side.
4 5/8" + 1/8" + 3/4" + 3/4" = 6 1/4"
7 1/8" + 1/8" + 3/4" + 3/4" = 8 3/4"
My box lid fit just a tad loosely, so if I were to duplicate this lid, I'd cut it just a smidge smaller.
Score at 3/4" on all four sides, burnish fold lines, and assemble lid, just like you did the box.
I cut a piece of white cardstock and glued into the top, for a sturdier box lid.
Here's the finished lid:
Here's the pretty scarf that I found at a Cracker Barrel nearby.
All snugged in tissue paper and boxed up, ready to give away!
Embellish your box top as desired, and you're finished!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope that you'll make something fun this month, and enter it in the 'More than one fold' 'Holiday' challenge at Scor-Pal.
If we have 10 or more entries, a winner is chosen randomly, and that winner gets to shop in the Scor-Pal online store! It could be YOU!!!
Have a great December!!!