Monday, September 19, 2005

Okie dokie...because I am basically needing to take a 'sick day' today,
I decided to have a guest host, although she doesn't know it yet, my friend Susan :) ...

Susan describes in her latest email newsletter
how you can make a box and lid using cardstock.
This should hold the artsy craftsy parts of our psyches for awhile.

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TIPS & IDEAS - BOX CARD and LID Instructions

Decide the size of box you want to make (for these instructions, I am
using a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock for a box large enough to hold a
Christmas ornament or similar gift). Start with a square of card stock
3 times the size of the finished box (i.e. if you want a box that
measures 4" across, begin with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock).

Score the cardstock at 1/3 and 2/3 the width of the cardstock (for the
12" x 12" box, you would score at 4" and 8"). Turn the cardstock 90
degrees then score at 1/3 and 2/3 again so that your score marks form a
square cross.

Cut across each corner from scoremark to scoremark (you will wind up
with 4 triangles of cardstock cut off your square).

Fold the cardstock in at each scoremark. Then fold each remaining
triangles in the corners in and pinch in the middle, so that the
cardstock forms a box.

For the lid, begin with a square of cardstock equal to one quarter the
size of your box cardstock (for the 4" box, you will use a 6" x 6"
sheet of cardstock for the lid).

Score equally in from each edge so that the center square is just
slightly larger than the size of your box (for the 4" box, you will
score the 6" x 6" piece of cardstock at 7/8" in from each edge, leaving
a 4 1/4" square in the center of the cardstock).

Once you have scored each edge, cut a slit from the edge of the
cardstock to the scoremark on one side of each corner.

Fold each scored strip down. Fold the flap created by slitting each
corner in and adhere to the back of the strip beside it. Repeat for
each corner.

The lid will hold the box closed.

These instructions may be difficult to follow if you have not seen the
box card demonstrated or seen an image of the patterns and sample.
Email me for images of the patterns and a sample.

Have a great week!!!
Susan Boswell
Independent Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!R

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