Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pop Up a Box - Club Project #2

This was our second project at club this week.  I took inspiration from Monica Vale and she so graciously tried to share her measurements with me but they were all in cm's and even with my wonderful math-skills(!) they didn't convert the same...did you know that UK cardstock is even a different size than here?!  So I include my measurements below and many thanks to Monica for the inspiration:)

Rough dimensions & meaurements (in inches):
- start with a full piece of cardstock (baked brown sugar)...score (landscape) at 2 5/8, 5 1/4, 7 7/8 and 10 1/2
- turn (portrait orientation) and score at 2 5/8 and then cut at 5 1/4 piece (*keep the piece you cut off...will use later!)
- you now have the base of your box...cut up each of the tabs as you would for assembling any other box (the little 1/2" x 2 5/8" tab next to the tabs you've cut gets cut off)
- cut a piece of white card stock to 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 (this is for the back of the box that stands straight up)
- cut 4 pieces of dsp (patterned paper) at 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 and 3 more different ones at the same size (these are for decorating your box)
- now take the baked brown sugar piece you cut off and cut it down to 3 5/8 (by the 2 3/8 it already is in width)...then turn it and cut it in half (that will be at 1 5/ will end up scored on both ends at half an inch...these are your 2 inserts for in the box to hold the snowflakes:)
We decorated our pop up snowflake cards above with the Season of Style dsp.  The snowflakes are from the Festive Flurry bundle (with framelits!) and the other two stamped images come from That's the Ticket and Tags 4 You. 
It's a fun project and does fold flat so you could mail it in a 6 x 6 envelop.  Here's a link to one Monica did using flowers so you can see how this idea can be used beyond Christmas.

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Wow!! That's fun! :)