Wednesday, January 28, 2009

4x4 Box Tutorial

This 4x4 Box can be used for my "Valentine Bird Feeders" or it can hold 4 personal note cards that are 4x4 in size. It would also be a great size to add little candy goodies...the possibilities are endless! First you need one piece of Cardstock that is 8.5x11. Next score at 1", 5", 6" & 10"; rotate clockwise and score again at 1", 5", 6" & 7". (This picture is just to give you an idea of what the score lines will look like)

Rotate the Cardstock back to the original position (which is shown in the picture); you are going to use a good paper scissors and snip the scored lines at the bottom along the 1", 5", 6" & 10" score lines up to the bottom of the horizontal score lines.

Next you are going to trim the top of the Cardstock along the top horizontal line. Then go down two more horizontal lines (2 inches), trim up to the 6" score line. (You are making the flap that will close the box) Then starting from the right, trim the two 1" squares. (You should have two 1" score lines, that are your flap.)

Now it is time to stamp your box and add decorative paper, if you wish. I kept things simple and only added a saying...again, the possibilities are endless! After it is all decorated (and dried) you can assemble the box. The only tape I like to use with boxes is sticky strip...holds up better then anything I have tried.

Finished 4x4 Box

1 comment:

renee said...

aww this is too cute!! TFS! Blessings. Renee

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