When making my accordion album last week I got loads of little pieces of pattern paper. In todays tutorial the box is sized so the main layers of pattern paper uses up a full sheet of pattern paper. The small one uses up half a sheet. The little leaf decorations uses another two sheets. However out of those sheets you can get decorations for two big boxes or four small ones. The card stock decorations was made of some offcuts I had laying around from previous projects. The box also is perfectly sized for tea lights!
For the tutorial today I’m going back to old school, just using a trimmer, a score board and scissors. But I do have cut-files and templates for you if you want to go that route. The cut-files and template, both PNG and SVG can be found –HERE–. You can also find the schema as a PDF HERE.
Cut and score instructions:
Big box: Cut card stock to 10 1/4″ x 7 3/8″. Score on short side at, 1 3/4″, 8″, 9 3/4″. Score on long side at 1 3/4″ all the way down, 2 5/8″ only on the 1/2″ part, 3 1/2″ all the way down, 5 1/4″ all the way down, 6 1/8″ only on the 1/2″ part and 7″ all the way down. Line up the short score lines with the corner in the box below and make two diagonal score lines creating a triangle, this is the milk box corners. Cut out the bottom tabs, miter all except the middle one that doesn’t have a triangle above, this will be your front tab should just be cut straight, that should also be folded in last. Cut away the side tab from the bottom tabs and miter the corners.
Short box: Cut card stock to 7 1/4″ x 7 3/8″. Score on 7 1/4″ side at, 1 3/4″, 5, 6 3/4″. Then follow the instructions for the big box.
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Supplies:MFT Card Stock Summer Splash: MFT MFT Cotton Candy Card Stock: MFT DDD Made with Love: SSS SBC MFT Fab Foliage Die-namics: MFT SSS Large Score Board: SSS AMZ SBC Fiskars Trimmer : SSS AMZ Sookwang Tape 1/4”: SSS AMZ Tape Runner: SSS AMZ SBC MFT On-Point Precision Glue Pen: MFT