One of my favourite parts of the Christmas celebrations is actually wrapping the presents, I have been making boxes for years now but a couple of years ago I saw the box below demonstrated on TV and have been making them this way ever since.
Here's the finished (and decorated) box....
The only rule is that you need two sheets of card or paper and they must be square, the bigger the card, the bigger the box. Card makes a stronger box and I used one sheet of Tim Holtz's Resist Motif paper (star pattern) for the top and plain white card for the bottom 12" x 12" cardstock results in a box of 4.1/2" square and 2.1/2" deep.
Take a ruler and place this diagonally across the wrong side of your card, corner to corner (do this on both pieces) and draw lines as shown, to find the centre.
Fold the same corner again into the centre and score well.
Now do exactly the same on the opposite side, unfold the sides and do the same on the two remaining sides, so that all four corners are folded and creased in the same way.
Open our the piece and cut between the marked arrows on two opposite sides only.
You will end up with something like the above.
Fold the sides like shown and score well.
Bring the two scored sides in as shown above.
Fold the end in on both sides and score well. You can glue the flaps inside but it is not really necessary if you have scored well.
Do the same again on the second piece and you will then have a nice strong box with a lid.
Decorate as you wish! I used Tim's Poinsettia and Holiday Greens dies and a Tidings Token to finish off. The Poinsettia has been coloured with Tim's fabulous new Distress Spray Stains.
You may remember this box from a recent post I did, it is made with 8" x 8" card and the resulting box is 2.3/4" square and about 1.1/2" deep.
I used the same Poinsettia die, so you can see the scale of the box.
As always, thanks for looking and I hope to see you again soon, I will be back on Thursday with another creation. If you do want to make a purchase from Inspiration Emporium (only) and you use my code Redanne, you will get 10% off your total order! Hugs, Anne xx
Tim Holtz Poinsettia Die
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains
Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tidings Token
Tim Holtz Resist Paper - Motif