Today I’ve branched out and made a box which is something I very rarely do. I just really wanted to create something which really showed off the beautiful leaf stamp to its full advantage.
Firstly you need an A4 piece of cardstock, place on your scoring board lengthways and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 6cm. Score lines are shown in mint green in the photo below.
Next cut up the lines shown as purple dashes in the photo above, so that you have five flaps below your horizontal score line. Cut along the horizontal score line so that the section in red on the photo above has been removed.
Next cut into each square flap diagonally to remove a small slither from each edge, so the sections with the red diagonal line in the photo above are removed.
I then burnished all the score lines before I decorated my box. I chose to emboss some of the large leaves in silver and fill in the gaps with leaves stamped in Flirty Flamingo. Make sure not to stamp over the score lines with the leaves you are going to emboss or the embossing may crack when you fold the box together.
To make into a box place adhesive along the long thin flap and then fold into a box shape making sure the thin strip is on the inside. Carefully add adhesive to two of the alternating squares at the bottom and then fold them upwards. Make sure the last flap has adhesive on to hold all the others together.
To make the lid take a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock measuring 11.2 x 11.2cm and score on every side at 2cm, to match the solid green lines shown above. Next cut along the purple dotted lines as shown above and then burnish all remaining score lines.
Decorate lid as required, I did some more silver embossing with the large leaves stamp which I think looks stunning.
Add adhesive so each of the corner flaps on the lid and fold in the sides to create the finished lid.
The lid should now loosely sit on top of the box, so if you wanted more security with it you might want to finish off by wrapping some ribbon around the box and securing at the top.
Hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and can understand my ramblings.