Friday, February 13, 2009

Tall Box Tutorial

Good morning! Here is that box tutorial I promised you the other day! Just let me know if you have any questions!

Materials you will need: cardstock, paper trimmer, some way of scoring, such as a paper trimmer with a scoring tool, or a score pal, strong adhesive like sticky strip, scissors and optional pattern paper.

Start by scoring an 8.5 X 11 sheet of cardstock at 2.5 inches.

Flip your cardstock, so that it it longways. Score at 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10.

Holding your cardstock so that the 2.5 score is at the bottom. Cut along the score lines vertically until you come to the horizontal score line. You should have 5-2.5" flaps. Cut off the smallest one. Fold along your score lines.

If you want to stamp on your box, or cover it with pattern paper, go ahead and do that. The DP panels I used measure 5 3/4 X 2 1/4. Put some sticky strip or some other strong adhesive on the long narrow panel.

Attach the narrow panel with the sticky strip to the other side.

Fold all of the flaps down, using adhesive to keep them in place.

For the top, you will need a sheet of cardstock cut just a little over 5 by a little over 5. Haha, yeah, I know that's not very technical, but what can I say. Who wants to count all those tiny little lines. I'm guessing it's about 1/16" though.

Score your cardstock at 1 1/4. You want to do this on all four sides.

Fold your score lines, and cut along two on each side until you come to another score line.

If you want to stamp on your cardstock, or decorate it, do that now. I added DSP to mine after I already had it together, but it's easier to do it now. Put adhesive in each of the four corners.

Fold the corners in on both sides to form the top of your box.

All done! My box is looking a little boring, but I'm just not sure what I want to do with it yet, so I'll just mess with it later wink. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, this is totally off topic, but do any of you all like Japanese hibachi? Ya know the white sauce they serve with your food (I don' t know why it's called's orange)? I finally found a recipe for it! THIS website tells you how to cook everything just like they do and how to make the sauce. I tried it last night and my food was every bit as good as those expensive hibachi restaurants! I could not believe it! I mean I am just totally amazed that I can cook this at home now! I've been looking for this recipe for years, so I just wanted to share in case anyone else was looking for it too. mrgreen Off to eat some leftovers!!


Lorie said...

That is a great box Emily! Thanks for the tutorial! :o)

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Thanks so much for this!! What an easy to follow tutorial!! Thanks for this!! :)

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

AWESOME!! As usual! Thank you for your awesome inspiration. You are one of my all time favorite crafters and I appreciate you sharing your incredible talent with us all!
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe
PS I've tagged you with the new Butterfly Award. You can see it on my blog:

Cheryl said...

Great tutorial Emily! I will be back to do one later!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

AWESOME, will definitely try this sometime Emily. Thanks for sharing, great tutorial! :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

I love this box!!! Thanks for the tutorial!! I will for sure be casing this one!!