Thursday, 12 October 2017

How cute is this!?!

I love this cute little box!
I recently saw a tutorial for this little box on a European demonstrator's website, and although her video wasn't in English, she had put the measurements on the screen, which made it really easy to follow along.
You can find her tutorial HERE.

I made a few using her measurements, then I started experimenting with other sizes. I made a small one that perfectly fits a single Merci chocolate stick - tutorial to follow in another post - and one that fits a Jarrah Hot Chocolate sachet, and several others. This one is probably my favourite, though!

It fits a small box of coffee-flavoured lollies that I found in my local supermarket.

And here is how you can make it:

You will need a piece of cardstock that measures 7 and 1/4 inches x 5 inches ( 18.3cms x 12.7cms).
With the long side at the top of your papertrimmer/scoreboard, score at 1 and 3/4 inches, and 2 and 5/8 inches (4.4cms and 6.6cms) from either end. Turn, and with the short side at the top, score at 7/8 inches (2.2cms) from either side. It should look like this:

Now you need to put in the diagonal score lines. 
Along the long sides, you have dissected your cardstock into 5 little boxes. I just used a ruler and my bone folder and scored from the score lines to the edge of the cardstock on the two boxes on either side of the middle box - here is a closeup:

You need to do that on both of the long sides. Once you have done that, fold and burnish with your bone folder on every score line really well, so that when you fold up your box, it just pops into place.

Once you have folded and burnished all  of your score lines, your cardstock should look like this:

Fold in the little diagonal scorelines, and fold up with one set of sides inside the other. If the box doesn't stay closed, unfold, then refold with the other sides of the box on the inside: 

Once your box is finished, you can move on to the bellyband and the decorating. 
The dsp measures 7inches x 3inches (18cms x 7.5cms). If you start at the bottom of the box, slowly wrap the dsp around the box, pinching the dsp into shape as you go, then secure to itself at the back. Don't attach it to the box with adhesive, as you need to be able to slide it off. I used the Coffee Break dsp that is in the Annual Catalogue, and is also on the Buy 3, Get One Free promotion this month.

Once you have finished with your bellyband, you can stamp your sentiment, and attach to the dsp with dimensionals. It didn't take very long at all to make, once I'd worked out the scoring measurements. You could make quite a few in a short time, they would make cute little gifts! Change out the coffee lollies for Werther's toffees in those similar sized boxes, a different sentiment and dsp, and you can also gift those that don't like coffee too!

If you need clarification on any part of the instructions, please don't hesitate to CONTACT me and I will be happy to help! Place an order in my ONLINE STORE and you just might find one of these little boxes in your letterbox as a thank you :)

thanks for visiting,
Kylie x

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