Monday, March 4, 2013

Oh Whale Box Tutorial using Fancy Favor Die

A few of my friends and I were chatting at leadership and we decided to have a combined downline meeting.  This meeting was AWESOME, I am so lucky to have such a fun group of friends!  It was so fun to meet some of the new demonstrators in our group, I love meeting new stamping friends, it is one of my favorite things about being a demonstrator. 
All 4 of us created a class for everyone to make at the meeting.  I was able to make a few cards and a box to hold them with the Sunshine and Sprinkles Suite.  Don't you just love the Oh Whale stamp set?  It is definitely a favorite of mine and combined with the Clearlit to cut out the whales it is just awesome.
So enough chatting... you want to see the box I made right?  I actually made 2 boxes and let my friends choose which one we should make that night, I will share the other box with you soon.  So here it is!  I was so proud of myself that I came up with this box on my own! 
Don't you just love the scallops on the top?  It reminds me of the waves in the ocean.  Would you like to make your own?  I have included a tutorial for you!  Yea! 

Box Directions:
1. Cut out 2 Fancy Favor Boxes, cut it down to size making sure to have 2 "sides" and 1 "front".  It should make a M shape.  You will then cut off a portion of the tabs so they are only 1 inch wide.

2. DONT FOLD ON ALL THE LINES!!!  Make sure when you fold it you have the scored lines facing "in" so you won't see them on the finished box.  Fold on the score lines for the tabs on the bottom and only the 2 lines on the left.  After folding on the 2 scored lines on the left, cut out the notch on the bottom left.

3. Add Sticky Strip on both sides of both pieces as seen below.

4. Start putting the box together, remove the red part on the sticky strip and put together as shown.

5. Attach the other tab with sticky strip to create the box shape.

6. Remove the backing to the sticky strip on the square and rectangle tabs.  Fold in the squares on the ends first, then fold in the rectangle part and glue together making right angles in the corners.

7.  Adhere the other tabs.

8.  Place the 1 1/6 x 5 3/16 inch strip of Basic Gray Cardstock inside the box to cover the sticky strip and add some stability to the box. 

9.  Congrats your box is complete!  Now you get to decorate it!

To see the cards I made to fit inside the box come visit my blog soon!

If you make a box, I would love to see it!  Leave me a link in the comments section :)
Happy Stamping!

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