G'day everyone. Sooooo, who's up for another tutorial???? Lol after last weeks efforts I wouldn't blame you, if you all turned tail and ran for the hills. This week I am sharing my Mad About Scrappin Monday project. My design kit this month was jam packed with some awesome goodies that included two Graphic 45 pads. Now I am not really a halloween type person and it isn't a holiday we Aussies generally celebrate, but the "An Eerie Tale" collection are so gorgeous and the prints are very versatile. I decided to try my hand at creating a small trinket type box.
This was my inspiration...
and this is what I created.
Now mine is much smaller than the original, but really quite simple to make and here is how I did it.
I have used some light to medium weight chipboard. Actually guys it was the back off an old 12x12 paper pad. I have cut it to measure 4¼ inches wide.
Each of my box sections measure:-
- base:- 4 ¼ by 3 ¼
- back/spine:- 4¼ by 2 inches
- Lid top 4¼ by 2¾ inches
- small little flap for closure:- 4¼" x 1"
inner box pieces measure:-
- sides:- 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 ...cut two of these
- front panel:- 4" x 1 7/8
I then cut some black card stock pieces to hinge my box pieces together.
They measured 1¼inch wide by 4¼ long. I scored these at ½ inch and 5/8. I inked up all my raw edges with some Stazon - Jet Black and then adhered my hinges to my chipboard pieces - making sure I was just under the score line.
This gives enough space to fold the box pieces without tearing or ripping the card stock.
After hinging all my pieces together I them mat both sides of the raw chipboard and created a small hole to house my magnet.
With these outer sections done, I moved onto creating the inner box sections.
I cut some more black card stock to cover my inner box pieces. It measures
4" x 11¾".
I have used my Tim holtz ruler as a guide for the placement of these pieces. I have left 1/8th of an inch gap between each piece and have pre- cut some mats to cover the inside panels with.
Once the glue has dried I have very scored my edges and very gently worked these folds so that I could wrap my panels with out my cardstock ripping.
I have also cut away some of my cardstock so that when I fold my panels these pieces will be less bulky when it comes to gluing to the base of my box.
I then gently worked the folds between each panel.
I have folded and glued the top down.
Once I had glued my tabs in place and formed the sides of my box.
I then used white glue to adhere them to that out base and spine of the box.
I have also attached my other magnet piece for the closure.
Once all the glue is dry the box is ready for covering and decorating.
I love how this cute little box turned out :) As you can see by the photo's below it is quite small.
.....and as usual, here are her glamour shots....
Doesn't she look so cute!!!
These gorgeous paper flowers that I have used on the lid can be found here.
I want send Leanne a big THANK YOU for adding these gorgeous papers in my kit. I have just loved working with them. I have a few leftover to create a little mini album. I am thinking a cute little pocket and tag style mini would be just the thing. Come back next week guys to see how it turned out!!
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Well everyone, that is it from me for this week. It was another long post this week, hope you all made it to the end :) and that these instructions were a little easier to follow. If you would rather video tutorials...could you leave a comment below?
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