Sorry I'm posting so late - everything seems to be conspiring against me as far as an early evening... I'm starting this post while the batteries for my camera recharge so I can get the pics off of it to add here (last in a long litany of oh-woe-is-me stuff for the day - week, actually, but that's another story). I'm going to go ahead and keep typing, so when it's ready, I can just add the pics and they wil actually be here when you read this!
Remember "Thrifty Thursday" when I recommended that you separate your Hershey's Kisses into a Valentine group and a Saint Patrick's Day group (red + white in one, green in the other), and said that I'd show you what to do with them on Tricky Tuesday? Well, I'm keeping that promise! We're gonna make a cute little slider box to put them into!
All you'll need for this project are a 5" x 11" strip of cardstock, a 3" x 8" strip of heavy patterned paper, a scoring tool and adhesive. First, score the cardstock lengthwise at 1", 2 1/4", and 4 3/8".
Turn the cardstock and score the width at 2 1/8", 5 1/8", 7 1/4", and 10 1/4".
Trim along solid lines as shown below, cutting away areas with an "x" in them:
Here's what it looks like all trimmed up. You'll notice that I rounded the corners of my flaps. In order to round the corners where there was an adjacent piece that prevented the corner from fitting into the punch, I just folded it back and put the folded corner in - the punch didn't reach far enough to punch anything but the flap, so no worries...
Fold along all of your score lines and add adhesive ONLY to the little flap at the end of the long strip, and stick it to the inside of the other end to create the sides of the box:
then fold the bottom flaps in and tuck in the other flap - this creates the box bottom.
Now take your patterned paper and score the short side at 1 1/4", 3 1/2", 4 3/4", and 7". Fold along all score lines and adhere the 1" flap to the inside of the other end, making sure that you only overlap enough to make the end even with the fold on the flap. This creates your box cover:
Now, fill your little box with the treat of your choice (I used my kisses, but Greg had already raided them, so it's not full...), slide the cover on, and embellish!
I'm still deciding if I like my embellishment, but I'm gonna leave it for now - just seems a bit foofy for me, ya know? Ah well - it is what it is! And that's it for "Tricky Tuesday", and another post for today! If you missed the earlier one, just scroll on down... Good night, all!
Paper: KI Memories Wild Thing Multi Stripe; Accessories: Prima flowers, Making Memories bling brad, JoAnn Holiday Inspirations ribbon
This is FABULOUS!! I need to get a score pal so I can make one!!! (Or just pull out my trimmer and use the scoring blade)
Posted by: Erin G | January 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM
What a great tutorial. I love the box. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
Posted by: Betty M | January 14, 2009 at 01:30 PM
Hithere. It's sure a gorgeous box, But I couldn'd make it. The inside was perfect. I don't know what did I make wrong. Thanks if you can help me.
Posted by: Dulce DeLeon | March 08, 2009 at 04:14 PM