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Paonia, CO, United States
I have discovered that life is a roller coaster and I'm learning to enjoy the ride! I am a married mom of 4. I work part-time outside of the home and, of course, more that full time as a wife and mother! I do classes from my craft room in the basement...which is why we call it the "Craft Cave."

Friday, January 30, 2009

Stacked Boxes in a Box

Hello my friends out in blogger-land! I know, you must think I fell off the planet by now. Sorry about the L O N G haitus... I do have several excuses....
There's been a lot going on in my personal life full of all the details I normally avoid here.
Our hard drive at home took a nose dive.
My mojo has been a no show for quite some time.

Anyway...to make it up to you I have a tutorial ready to go! I will be doing this as a class at the Scrappy Moose in Delta on Saturday.

12” cutter (not shown)
2 - 12” coordinating sheets of Designer Paper (DP)
1 – 12” sheet of coordinating cardstock
4 – 2¼” x 5” medium weight chipboard
1 – 1” x 5“ medium weight chipboard
Tim Holtz Screw Knob
Adhesives: Dot n’ Roller, Mounting Tape, Zip Dry glue, Ruler, Scissors, Pencil, Bone Folder, Spacer (created from 3 pieces of med. weight chipboard)

Cut DP to required sizes.
A: Outside of box: cut selected DP to 6” x 12”
B: Inside of box & lid: From second piece of DP, cut a piece 4⅞ “ x 12” and then from the remainder, cut a 7¼” square.
(You can use the remainder of your DP for cardmaking, photo backgrounds or other crafting projects!)
Cut 12” cardstock into four 6” squares.

1. On the WRONG side of A, start with your 1” x 5” piece of chipboard and glue down to the left side of your paper with a ½” border on the left, top, and bottom. (I used ZipDry because it’s aggressive, will provide adequate coverage, won’t wrinkle, and dries quickly.)
2. Then put your spacer along the edge of your piece of chipboard and glue down a 2¼“ x 5”. Be careful and align the top and bottom with your first piece ½” from the top & bottom.

3. Repeat step 2 three more times. Your project will look like this:

4. Crease edges all the way around. (A Bone Folder is very helpful to get nice creases.)

5. Trim corners with a scissor. Be careful not to trim too closely to the chipboard!! Leave approximately ⅛” from corner of chipboard.)

6. Adhere the edges to the chipboard using the Dot n’ Roller.

7. Crease the ½” edge between the chipboard pieces and then carefully fold each section. Use your bone folder to crease the outside edges.

8. Lay the 4⅞” x 12” piece of DP (B) over your prepared piece and hold it down with a ⅛” border on the left, top, and bottom. Use your bone folder to create a crease between the pieces of chipboard all the way across. On the right side ⅛” from edge, mark your DP where you need to trim. (I cut approximately 1¼” off the end.) Optional: Ink the edges of this paper .

9. Glue down each section one at a time with ZipDry. (I used my bone folder to help smooth the paper and keep the creases in place while I glued.) This completes the box frame.

10. With your ruler and pencil, mark the center of the four 6” pieces of cardstock and the 7¼” square of DP instead of folding to find the center.
Create origami boxes from all the squares. (Box instructions here)

11. Apply mounting tape to one side of the four cardstock boxes. Adhere boxes to the inside of the box frame. The first box center side to side on the last 2¼” panel aligning the bottom along the edge of the inside DP (B). The second box center in the next panel 1¼” from the bottom.
The third box center in the next panel 2½” from the bottom. The
fourth box center in the panel and align the top edge of the box with the top edge of the inside DP (B).

12. Poke or punch a hole in the center of the DP origami box and screw in the knob.
Use your box to hold jewelry or give as a gift filled with candy!


StampinCarol said...

It's great to see you back! Hope everything gets back to an even keel. Great tutorial. I've been wanting to try this little goodie for quite some time. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Nice box. I've seen these around and have always wanted to make one. Thanks for the inspiration. rita w.

Lisadwb said...

Your box is so pretty, thanks for the tutorial.

Heather said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Barb - this box is just absolutely awesome!!! I cannot beleive you sent me one of my very own!!! I have seen these before and i was never impresse with the stability of them box - well you have out done yourself. Very nice tutorial and just an amazing project! I hope I can get a picture of mine and post a link to you on my blog - if you do not mind!

Thanks for spoiling me - I wish you were my angel baby - but we are sisters right?

Thank you from the bottom of my heart 0 i will treasure it!

Barb said...

Great tutorial, Barb! And I am so loving all of the pink :)

Seleise said...

wowza - fabulous! and great tutorial!

Patti J said...

This is amazing! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks so much for the tutorial. You rock!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

OMG...welcome back! What a fabulous project to shout to us your here once again. I will definately have to try this one! It's fabulous.

Stampin' Meg said...

Wow this incredible Barb- wayyy too complicated for me but I can sit back and ohhh and ahhh at it!

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Neato! The box is beautiful PLUS a tutorial. Thanks!

Angela K said...

Great project TFS! So glad to see you 'back'! I hope things are going smoother for you!

Laurie Unger said...

This turned out perfect! I'm green with envy - I'd have to do this five times before I even got it to look somewhat like this! Very cool!!!