As I was preparing for Stamp Club for June I kept coming up with one box reject after another. Not rejects in the sense of not good or didn’t assemble correctly. But rejects in that they didn’t fit my concept for Club this month. I kept trying this idea and that to find the perfect box. By the time I did, I had 3 boxes that didn’t meet all my criteria. They are still pretty cool boxes and fun to make. So you get the benefit of my trial and error.
Box Reject #1 – Flip Flop Triangle Box
Preparing the Pieces
- First cut your cardstock to 6×6″
- Next score on side one at 1″,and 5″
- Then score on side two at 1¾”, 3½”, 5¼″
- Next MARK one side two at ⅞”, 2⅝”, and 4⅜″ . Now flip over the cardstock & repeat your marks (make sure the ¾” panel is on the right as make your tick marks)
Assembling the Box
- First burnish all the score lines with a bone folder.
- With a metal ruler, score from each tick mark to the vertical score line and to the edge of the the cardstock (in wide column). This creates a triangle on two edges.
- Next pinch fold at each score of the triangle. Then trim away the flap on the right & left of the top row to make a flap. Round the corners of the flap.
- Now put a strong adhesive like fast fuse on the inside of the full triangles in the middle and pinch closed.
- Finally wrap a piece of wide ribbon around the center of the box and tie together with a piece of twine. I used the Burlap Ribbon and tied it with solid black Bakers twine.
For the embellishment I stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. After that I die cut the banner and then sponged the edges with Cajun Craze ink. Next I glued the banner to the Pretty label (Tranquil Tide cardstock) with tape runner. Finally I used dimensionals to adhere the art piece to the ribbon on the front of the box.
Box Reject #2
This box didn’t make the cut because it was too bulky and the construction was awkward. This box is a modified version of Pootles Large triangular box. I took her box and shrunk it down to the size I wanted. I really liked that the box opened and closed without anything extra. But the closure became an issue when made it only 2″ wide. Now the box top was bulky and the no longer had a crisp edge. I went ahead and decorated it with a strip of Color Theory DSP and a Powder Pink ribbon banner under a clothes pin wrapped with bakers twine from the Crafting Forever Stamp set. This box did not make me happy. I like the look and the concept but I will be resizing and tweaking it some more. When I am satisfied you will all the details.
Box Reject #3 2 by 2 Easy box
This one is closest to my final club box. It is a very simple 2-4-6 box, tied with a ribbon. When I showed it off to some stampin friends without the embellishments on yet, I received the response that it looked like a wedding to them. But to me it looks like Halloween. So despite that fact that it is only the beginning of June – I decorated for Halloween. First I tied the ribbon around the center with a knot on the top . After that I popped up a moon from the Wood Crate Framelits (cut from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock) onto the flap. Finally I added the word Boo with my white marker.
For the Details on this box see my next post coming June 8th where I will show what we did in Stamp Club.