OK, so yesterday I said there was 2 tutorials in the picture. I really hope you know how to make hot chocolate, cause that is NOT the tutorial...BWAHAHAHAHA!
Here is a bunch more of the boxes I made. It only took about 2 hours to make them all - yes FIVE. The hardest part is cutting the oval, but I took 20+ pictures for my tutorial to make sure it is thoroughly explained for you. All pictures can be clicked on for a larger view.
You are going to have to click to read more, otherwise, with that many pictures, it would take forever to load.
It is time to get started. You will need a Coluzzle and Sticky Strip (red line tape), these are not pictured.
For the box itself, you will need a sheet of CS that is 11 X 6 5/8. You need for pieces of Designer Paper that measure 2 1/2 X 3 7/8. You will need a 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 square for the lid. Now it is time to get creating!
This is the square for the lid. You will need to score on all sides at 3 1/2. In this picture, I am doing my last score, and you can see the other lines already. You can put this aside till we are ready for it. First, we will put the box together.
Take the largest piece of CS and score at 2 5/8 down the long way. Then turn the CS, and score at 2 5/8, 5 1/4, 7 7/8, and 10 1/2. Fold all of the score lines and burnish with a bone folder to get strong crease lines.
After you have burnished the CS, cut the bottom flaps apart, and the smallest flap off, as pictures. You should be cutting on the score lines. The bottom is the 2 5/8 section, and the top is 4 inches tall. Now starts the explaining : OK, see those arrows? Can you see my score lines, that is kinda what I am pointing at there. I did draw on them with a black sharpie so you could see them, but you won't need to do that. On my Coluzzle, the red oval fits perfectly ON those score lines - it is line #5 from the center. Then put the bottom of the oval ON the botto score line. Now, cut your oval from LINE #3 from the center, on mine it is the orange one. By using the score lines to guide you , you are making sure that it is centered. Remember, you are cutting on line #3 from the center.
This is where your oval should be. I put it in one of the two middle sections, doesn't really matter which one. Now, we need to get the DP centered as well. If you see where the stars are, you notice them same red line on my Coluzzle, #5, and that they fall inside a bit. Make sure they are inside evenly on each side, but you want to be up a bit on the bottom too, about 1/8 of an inch. Since this piece of DP is smaller, than you need to make compensations to make it centered. If you do it like I say here, it will look like this, after you glue the DP on.
Put some Sticky Strip onto the small flap at the end, peel off the liner and adhere your box together!
Holding the box upside down, with the oval facing you fold in the two side flaps. Then fold down the back one, and add your sticky strip. After you peel off the liner, you can fold the front one down. The reason I say to do it in this order, is then you will NEVER see the flaps on the bottom in the front. This makes it more finished off! Time for the lid.
Holding the lid square, make ONE cut on the bottom left. Turn a quarter turn and cut on the bottom left, turning and cutting, till you are all done. It should look like the first picture. I then scalloped the edges of my lid. Add glue to these tabs, to make the lid or do the next optional step. I scalloped my edges with the Stampin' Up! scallop edge punch. you then need to cut the squares down, to be able to hide them under the scallops.
I laid my lid down on my self healing mat, and cut a wide slit on each side of what will be the top. Then, you can glue your lid together, as pictured.
Using the cut out DP oval you have on your desk, cut a circle, or punch it out with the 1 3/4 circle punch. Measuring how big it is on the Coluzzle, cut the next biggest ring around it, in this case, colored yellow.
Then you go around your circle with the corner rounder, to make a scalloped edge. Those of you that have the nesties could do it that way, as well. Then, when you glue it on to your box, the part that you cut out, should match the front of the box. How perfect is that ?!? I also added dots in my scallops with the chocolate marker.
Now, you add the ribbon around the box. Pull it through one of the slits on the lid, down the side, under the box and up through the other slit. Tie it together, and it will keep the lid on the box for you.
I hope it was easy to understand for you. Have fun and happy stamping!! If you like this tutorial, and want to share it, PLEASE link it back to here.