Here is my submission for this weeks challenge on the Spoonfull of Sugar challenge blog - thanks for the sketch, i really enjoyed it! :) The birdhouse stamp, buttons, twine - Papertrey Ink. Bazzill swiss dot cardstock. Stampin Up ribbon and coloured cardstock.
ok so maybe not every Thursday but im going to try! LOL
Today i will run through how to make a simple little notelet holder, as you will see from the final picture, it is ideal for little gift cards, presents, memo notes - everything!!
Take one sheet of A4 cardstock. (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 ) Score using the Crafters Companion on the first and second score line from the handle.
Turn the cardstock around, butt it up against the handle again and then score on the half fold A5 line and the gatefold A4 line.
Turn now to work on one of the longer sides. Score again on the first and second lines nearest the handle. Turn and do the same on the opposite side.
For those without the Crafters Companion you need to score at the marks shown below. click to make the picture bigger.
At the end with the 2 score lines you first did you need to punch out a half circle (which makes it easier to lift out the notelets etc)
Snip the extra bits away so that when they are folded over they wont show through the half circle.
Using the same end you now need to start and cut away some of the card. The first 2 pieces to go are the sections either side of your half circle.....follow picture below.
Take the slightest triangle out of the next scored sections (the triangles make it easier when it comes to folding the sides in on themselves)
The last section needs to be cut with wider triangles as this is going to be folded around the side and back of the box. Repeat for the opposite side.
Using double sided tape (DST) stick down the 2 sides of your half circle section.
Then place dst on the OUTSIDE of all 4 smaller side strips - these are to be folded in in a second) The dst can then be placed on the scored outer sections of the side and bottom strips - as in the photo below.
Peel and raise the sides up and in to the middle thus reinforcing the side section which is then pulled up against these 2 pieces.
The top section can now be folded over which finishes off the side. Repeat or the other side.
The bottom section is then folded up and over the sides...
...tucking and securing the sections on the back of the box. You may need to pop your hand in the box to press it flat onto a surface.
Voila box is now finished and ready for decorating.
After you have done one box you can experiment with different looks........i scalloped the edge on the end of this one....
Instead of using a circle punch i used a scallop circle for the teachers apple one so it looked like a bite mark.....
Be warned though, they are addictive :D
Hope you enjoyed making the notelet box and please remember to link back if you use it so i can see what youve made! Thats the fun bit! :)