Sunday, January 20, 2013

Amazing What a Little Scoring Can Create!

I ran across a Youtube video by Kimberly Van Diepen that was just so cute! She is a hoot :) She showed how to make the sweetest little box that you can tuck cards in (or chocolates). It's pretty simple, but there is math involved, lol. Thank goodness she gives the dimensions/instructions on how to cut and score it. This is my version. I used Old Olive 12x12 textured card stock for my box. You need two pieces of card stock cut,  one at 4 3/8 x 11 5/8 inches and one at 6 1/2 x 6 1/2. For the first piece you score it at 1 1/4, 5 7/16, 6 11/16 and 10 7/8. For the 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch piece you score at 1 3/16 on each side and also score each corner diagonally. Hope that's not too confusing! I decorated the top of my box with a piece of a heart shaped doily that I applied Tim Holtz tea stain to and free hand some doodles. The "Love You" is a rub-on. The flower is several silk flowers that I took apart, inked and glued together with a button in the center and added leaves and a piece of lace underneath the flower. I added a piece of music printed washi tape to the bottom and top corners of the box lid. Last, I tied a piece of pink seam binding around the box to hold to lid down. I bought the seam binding from Bluebird Lane on Etsy. You may remember my blog post about it here.

What's great about this box is that it folds up so you can mail it flat if you need to. So go check out Kimberly's video!! She also did a video on how to create the flower that she put on the top of her box. It is also a must see :)
That's all from me tonight. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!


Penny L. said...

very pretty! thanks for the inspiration and info on the original youtube video....I'm going to try these out!

Darline said...

Awesome! I have been looking for small box like this to make! Thanks for sharing :)