Monday, April 29, 2013

Expanding Box Tutorial







 I had seen this sliding box on Pinterest, from Wenche's blog, 
but I needed to convert it to inches rather than centimeters. 

 Cut a piece of cardstock 9 1/2 x 11 1/4".  With the long side against the top fence of your Scor-Pal, score at 2 1/4",     4  1/2", 6 3/4" and 9".  Turn the paper so the short side is against the top fence and score at 1/2",         2  3/4", 6 3/4", and 9"


Cut as shown.

Score diagonally, as marked with the dotted lines.

Measure 1/2" from the bottom of the diagonally scored flaps, and mark a notch.  Use something oval shaped to trace a cutting line to shape the paper like this:

Cut the rounded edges.


Cut two pieces of cardstock, 2 1/4", x 2 1/2".  With the longer side against the top fence, score at 2 1/4", so you have a 2 1/4" square.  Add Scor-tape to the folded lip of the center flap, and attach these pieces to extend the flap.  (The 1/4" flap of the small piece of cardstock will be adhered to the bottom of the box to form a pocket to slide the rounded flaps into).

Add your designer papers before assembling the box, and decorate as desired.








Supplies:

SEI Papers: Mia Bella Collection
WorldWin Papers: Cardstock
Want2Scrap Pearls

3 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

Great tutorial with great pictures! The finished product is stunning! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Olga said...

this is fantastic, will have to give it a try, thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!

Debbie's Time Out said...

What a nice decorative box to hide a surprise inside. I like all the doilies you have used on it