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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Should Have Been For Boxing Day!

Good Morning All and a Very Happy Thursday and New Year's Eve!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and that Santa brought you everything you wished for!

A little while ago, I was asked how to make a box for 8x8 cards if you don't have a boxmaker.  I scratched my head, got my ruler out and came up with the measurements.  It's great to make cards with beautiful embellishments but sometimes they just won't go in an envelope!
Anyway, here goes.....

For the base:
Cut a piece of card to 10 and a quarter inches square.
Measure in 1 inch on all four sides and score.

Cut up to the score line on all four corners, alternating the direction of the cuts.

Snip off the corners to make triangle shapes.
Fold along the score lines and glue together.

For the lid:
Cut the card to 10 and 6/16ths of an inch...it's just 2/16ths of an inch bigger than the base.

Repeat all of the previous steps and you'll have a lid that's a good fit!
Do use Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue, it's strong enough to hold the box.

Although in the photo the box looks flimsy, it's actually quite sturdy.  It gives a height of an inch for the embellishments and should leave enough room for tissue paper to help protect the card.

I hope that you find this useful.  I quite enjoyed working it out!  If you want to decorate the lid, do it before gluing it together.

Well, that's all for this week.  I'm home on January 4th so I'll try and get something ready for the following Thursday.

Many thanks for visiting and leaving comments...much appreciated.

Until next time, have a happy, crafty week!

3 comments:

Agnieszka Łk said...

Happy New Year 2016!!!
Graet job :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Pam the card is stunning. The box is amazing. I love making boxes and gift bags. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Hugs Jackie

A Happercrafter6 said...

Happy New Year. Forgot to look last week so late with a comment. Thank you for the box instructions.
Jan
Northampton