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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Pizza box style card holder

So here's my pizza box - for note cards and envelopes

So easy to make from an A4 sheet of cardstock. I'll attempt to give you basic instructions so that you can make your own version . I've used the leaf and flower from the Botanical Blooms set being one of the FREE sets during Sale-a-Bration. Just let me know if you would like to own one of these super sets.
Cut cardstock to 6" x 11".
With card portrait, score at 1" and 5".
Turn card 90 degrees so that card is landscape.
Score at 1" 5" 6" and 10".
If you want to decorate the box, it is easier to do that now, before cutting tabs and folding and sticking.
With card landscape, make 1" cuts along each score line, up to the horizontal score line but no further. There should be cuts at 1" 5" 6" and 10".
Turn the card 180 degrees and make the same cuts along the other side of the card.
Now fold all the score lines.
With sticky strip or a wet glue, stick the tabs to form a box base at one end of the card.
Where you have decorated the lid, stick the tabs to form a lid, and fold the hinged lid over the base to close.
I hope this makes sense but if you think how a pizza box works, it will help - I think!!
Before sticking or folding, use a scallop edged punch along the sides of the lid.
Before sticking or folding, use a small circle punch to cut a semi-circle on the edge of the lid to make opening the box easier.
Stick ribbon around the edge of the lid.
Put a brad on the edge of the lid, centrally , to make opening the box easier.
If you find this useful and decide to play with this idea,I'd love to see your creations. Just leave a comment so that I can view it on your blog.
Thanks for popping by today!

1 comment:

Steph said...

What a cute little box. I shall be having a go at this one.


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