Since tomorrow, Thursday, is the BIG day when Lindsey will announce her new design team members, we decided to do our weekly (well, at least when life doesn't get in the way and interrupt our stamping schedule!!) challenge today!!! We used our Basic Grey ~ Archaic Collection. Can I tell you how cool this paper is!?!? I am actually working on a couple of scrapbook pages from our trip to the Museum of Natural History in DC way back in 2006!! My sons second grade class went and now I have my daughters trip (2007) to scrapbook too!! LOL!! I need to get with it! Anyway, it is National Scrapbook Day on Saturday so hopefully I can get them done to post sometime this weekend. Here is my box and gift card holder for todays challenge!
The little gift card holder fits inside the dino box! I wanted to be really creative and make an Origami Spider out of money but I NOW realize that Origami is not my thing!! LOL!! I don't think you are doing it right if you have to use glue dots in order to keep the thing together!!! I gave up on that and just did a little gift card holder because there were no other creative ideas running through my mind.... Here is a picture of the box ~
Before I give you the directions on the box, I have a tip for you!!! The dino is a sticker from the sticker sheet that is included in the 12x12 Archaic Collection. When you have a sticker that you don't want to actually stick on something (I wanted to mount him on the box with dimensionals), rub Corn Starch or I have heard that Baby Powder will work too, on the back of the sticker and then there won't be any more sticky! I did the same thing for the chipboard bones that are on the gift card holder. OK, now on to the directions....
Base of the box (finished size 3x3) ~
Step 1: For the bottom of the box, cut a 9x9 square and score at 3" and 6" (after you do it one way, turn your paper 1 time to the right and score at 3" and 6" again to make a box!).
Step 2: You can start at any end on your scored 9x9 piece of paper/cardstock for this step. You are going to cut the center square on one end, just down each side of the center square to the scored mark running vertical. Here is a picture of how it should look ~
Step 3: Fold your box and put it together! I used Red Line or Sticky strip tape because I do find that it holds better. The way I fold my box is for the center flap to be on the inside so it is folded up first and then fold the sides in and I try to fold the sides so the closed, scored, nice end is my front. This will make sense once you start folding. If not, let me know!
Step 4: Decorate!!! I did put a strip along the bottom of my box which I cut using my Creative Memories Wavy Cutter. Since the paper was 12" long, I cut my strip and then scored it at 3", 6" and 9". I used regular adhesive to hold this on but I do notice it isn't sticking that great so I will probably go back and add Sticky strip.
Step 5: Your lid.... You will need a 5" square for this. I used the striped pattern from the Archaic ~ 6x6 pack because the patterns are smaller and I thought it would look nicer. After you cut your 5"x5" square, score this at 1 1/16" (Lindsey and I scored at 1" and the lid is just a little too tight so the tiny extra will make the lid fit perfectly!). Score 1 time and then rotate your square until all 4 sides are scored.
Step 6: After you have scored your lid, you need to cut just one side of the scored square on each end and then fold them in and adhere them (I used Sticky strip) on the inside flap of your lid. Here is a picture of that ~
Quite professional looking isn't it?!?!? LOL!! I didn't take pictures while doing the box because I NEVER know if it will turn out right so this is my template!
This is SUPER easy! All you need is a strip of paper/cardstock (I used the orange paper from the Archaic Collection) cut 6" long and 4" wide. Score this at 2" and 4 1/2". To keep with the box, I didn't use the Wavy Cutter but just cut one of the waves from the paper freehand (don't be scared, you CAN do this!!! LOL!!). I just used some adhesive to adhere it to the front flap. The bones are from the Coordinating Chipboard pack which I rubbed Corn Starch on the back and then used some Elmer's Glue to glue it on the flap. Here is a picture of how the inside was done ~
I cut 2 small pieces from a white Velcro dot and adhered them under the bones to keep the flap closed.
See what I mean, SUPER easy! I am working on a Mother's Day gift set using this same idea and hopefully will have it done by Friday to show you! Be sure to go to Lindsey's blog and check out her awesome box and matching card! She used the Archaic Stamps on hers and they are SO cute!!! I need to get those stamps!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!