Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scor-Pal and Core'Dinations Week

This time of the year, it's easy to find great inspiration from commercial packaging, if you just keep your eyes open.  This box was inspired by a Burt's Bees gift set.  It was really easy to recreate using the Scor-Pal and Core'Dinations Cardstock.

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Hexagon dies
Spellbinder M-Bossability Mystic
Kaisercraft Sparklets
Craft store artificial glitter holly leaves

The original box was used as a template. With these measurements, you can draw off your own.
Trace the pattern onto your card stock, and cut it out. Line up on your Scor-pal to score the folds.
 If you noticed, 3 of the side panels have flaps (to connect the sides together).  Add a piece of Scor-tape to the outside of each flap, and adhere to the inside of the adjacent panel.
After your box takes shape, add a piece of Scor-tape to the top flap and fold down.  This will make your edges stronger and neater.
This is the template used for the box lid. Trace onto your card stock, and cut. Each of the "petals" will tuck into the box top, except for the one long strip, which will wrap under the box, creating the hinge.
To wrap around the box, you will need an extension strip.  Cut a piece of card stock 2 3/4" x 9".  Score at 4 1/2" and 6 3/4".
Secure the original box flap, around the base of the box.
Add the extention piece, so that the scores line up with the edge of the box.  Adhere along the front panel, and into the inside of the box.
Cut nesting hexagons using a die, and emboss with a folder.  Sand the card stock to reveal the colored core.
Decorate as desired.

1 comment:

Caroline D. said...

Wow... amazing box! I too love to take boxes that I receive or buy and deconstruct them to remake them in pretty papers. :o)