Box Tutorial

Hiya and welcome,
A little while ago i said that i would make a box tutorial and Tina mailed me to kindly say that she had already made one for the same style of box…. so I decided that i wouldn’t need to make one.. and instead left a link on one of my posts to Tina’s blog..  but Although Tina has created a fantastic tutorial over on her blog that is similar to how i make my boxes they are still different.. and i am still getting mails asking about my boxes… soooooo i have gone ahead and made the tutorial anyway, so you can have a choice now of Tina’s fabby tutorial (hers by the way are far more professional than my own) or mine. Smile  …. Right then…
First thing.. i get asked about card, type and where i get mine from.. I usually buy Textured and wove card.. and go for the  Laid Card (Finely Ridged) - 300gsm (500 mic)… I say usually because i have gone for a different card… (advocate smooth 330gsm brilliant white card un-creased…) I thought that it would be even thicker.. but because it is smooth it doesn’t feel as thick as the laid card.. if you get what i mean.. anyway..

for 6” x 6” card..
I use for the base.. 9 3/16 “ x 9 3/16” (nine and three sixteenths of an inch)
for the lid….. 9 5/16” x 9 5/16” (nine and five sixteenths of an inch)
breaking it down.. 6” for the card size.. 1.5” for the sides.. (3/4” for the side and 3/4 inch for the bit that folds inside.. (double this for both sides)..  the extra bit is for the fold over and the space so that the card isn’t squished on the base and on the lid so it fits nicely over the base..
you could adapt this for any size card you wanted.. even alter the depth.. which is what  i do if i have a card where the embellishments are higher..
remember also if you have things hanging over the sides of your cards.. you will need to accommodate for this in the box, (i am only saying this as i have done it.. made a box for a 6x6 card and then wondered why it wouldn’t fit my card with extra’s doh!!!)
Items needed for box
items needed.  card, score board, scissors and tape
Score @ 3/4” & again @ 1 1/2”. turn the cardstock and do this on all four sides.
where to cut
after scoring. cut on the lines in the order shown above.. hope that this makes sense. i have enlarge one of the corners  to explain better..
add tape and crease
once cut you should have a shape like this.. mine is rotated… lol… just to confuse..  add tape as shown and fold along the score lines.
fold in triangles
1 fold in the little triangles. on the one side.
like so..  and fold over flap 2
like so… I run my bone folder along just to make it nice and flat..
do this to the opposite side, so you should look like this so far..
to finish, just fold over the two remaining flaps, run the bone folder along the inside just to make sure all is flat and tidy..
Do the same to the lid and voila, you have your very own handmade box…
hope that you have found this useful..
hugs Rach.