This is the fabulous project I demonstrated on In The Zone with Cyn Gagen and Robi Cohen on Monday, February 21st. Here is the link to watch that episode
You will need 3 12x12 sheets of cardstock to form the 'box' portion, and you will need a fourth piece of cardstock to form the lid.(6 1/4" square)
|Use Paper-trimmer to cut your cardstock|
scoring tool - like ScorPal or Martha Stewart
Paper clips - they help hold the corners of the lid together while they are drying, so YOU don't have to:)
Inkpad for edges of the card and papers
Step 1. You are going to take the 3 sheets for the box and using your trimmer, cut:
one sheet to 9 x 9 inches - SHEET A
one sheet to 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches - SHEET B
|Scoring your paper|
Step 2. Now take your cut sheets and you are going to SCORE them as follows:
Sheet A - 3 inches in from each side
Sheet B - 2 7/8 inches in from each side
Sheet C - 2 3/4 inches in from each side
For each sheet you will cut out all the corner squares so you are left with a cross, or small letter 't'.
(This is a good time to round your edges and/or ink your edges.)
|Your sheet of cardstock after you have cut out all corner squares|
It is now time to make The Lid
The lid needs to be slightly larger than the box, so following the above dimensions, the lid needs to be a piece of cardstock cut to 6 1/4 inches square.
Take your 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 piece and SCORE it 1 1/2 inches in from each side. Gently fold the creases.
Now turn the paper over because we will now make a contrasting crease which will allow us to fold in the edges and form our lid.
|Pinch the corners inwards and then glue|
Pinch the corners, fold them inwards and glue them to the inside. I like to use a paperclip to hold the paper in place while it dries.
I like using Scotch Quicky-Dry Adhesive.
Once it's dry your box is done; and all that's left is the decorating!! --- which really is the FUN part, isn't it?
|Secure the freshly glued corners with paperclips until dry|
There is room for up to 20 photos.
Have fun with the theme! Here's a few suggestions:
Engagement box with photos of the couple and anecdotes
Happy Birthday -- and don't forget it IS a box and can hold a small present, too!
Use ribbons and pretty embellishments!