Are you all ready for the ghosts, goblins, zombies, pirates, princesses, and fairies (or, heaven forbid, Miley Cyruses)? We are, and I very wisely waited until yesterday to buy the candy. The fewer temptations in the house, for both me and my honey, the better! It was a struggle to decide if I wanted to get the "just okay" candy, or the good stuff, just in case there are leftovers. If it's the "just okay" candy, then I have no problem sending leftovers to work with my husband to get it out of the house. On the other hand, if it's the super-high-quality-primo-nectar-of-the-gods-chocolate stuff......
Okay, enough about my sweet tooth, let's get to the card box tutorial that I promised. You're not going to believe how easy this is, and you'll be kicking yourself if you don't already own this fabulous tool! (Pssst, I can help you with that!)
You'll need to start with 12" x 12" cardstock. I recommend using regular cardstock, textured cardstock, or Core'dinations, rather than Designer Series Paper because it makes a sturdier box. You can always decorate it with DSP if you want.
- Start with a 9" x 9" sheet of cardstock.
- Slide paper in to the 3 ½" mark, punch and score. Note: You won't be able to score all the way to the end of the paper, but don't worry. Be happy. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
- Slide over to the 4 ½" mark, punch and score.
- Rotate cardstock 180 degrees and
repeat on the opposite side. This is what it should look like:
- Turn cardstock 90 degrees. Align
pointer with score lines, punch and score on both lines.
- Repeat on the opposite side. It should now look like this:
- Determine which will be the top flap and round the corner of the flap with corner rounder built in to the board.
- Trim off excess corners from top flap.
- From the bottom, cut up to
the second score line (these become flaps to tuck in).
- Form box and fasten with Sticky Strip.
I like to trim the point off the bottom flap. I just think it makes the box look neater. Use the Stampin' Trimmer, and place the point of the bottom flap at the 3/4" mark, making sure score lines are parallel to the lines of the trimmer (they don't have to be right ON the lines). Then just trim off that little triangle!