Friday, 20 February 2009

Easter box ....

Well it could be used for any occasion but i thought the top kind of lended itself to a suprise opening instead of just the normal box/lid combo :)

I worked it out using an A4 sheet as some readers required something smaller than the 12x12 sheets scrapbookers use :)

First of all cut down a sheet of A4 paper to 10.5/8 inches.You need to measure the following and mark at both ends so that they line up on the scoreboard ready for scoring all sections.
Score all sections vertically and horizontally.
Cut out the pieces that are not needed - follow pic below for which ones to get rid of.
You can now use this as a template for use on either patterened paper or card to save doing all the measuring etc next time. Trace template onto you required paper/card.
Cut and score all folding pieces.
Use DST to secure the side reinforcements. Because this box is top opening both of the reinforcements fold into the same middle section thus making the whole box really sturdy.
Decorate as you like....i popped a little double sided velcro dot onto the lid lip which means its easily closed and opened. The stickers were found in a £1 shop and the colours are ideal for a little special pressie instead of the normal easter egg :)
Enjoy :)

11 comments:

  1. Fabulous projects and template. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Have a fabulous day!


    Tonya

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  2. Cute, cute, cute!!!!

    Sheryl

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  3. This is adorable, thanks for the inspiration x

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  4. This is too darn cute... I am going to put a link on my blog under things I want to make!!!

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  5. That is so sweet! The little chick is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I just love your box project. Hope I have a chance to make it one day. Thanks for sharing.

    Jenny

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  8. Hi!

    I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    Would you let me know if that's OK?

    Thanks,

    Nancy Ward
    http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

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  9. Debbie - Great tutorial! I really like your blog. I found your link on PCP and just signed up to follow your work! Would love for you to stalk me as well if you have time! (www.cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com) Have a great evening!

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  10. Debbie - Great tutorial! I really like your blog. I found your link on PCP and just signed up to follow your work! Would love for you to stalk me as well if you have time! (www.cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com) Have a great evening!

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