The Crafter’s Companion - Creating Boxes
by Beate Johns
Creating boxes is easy with The Crafter's Companion.
Align cardstock or paper for your box bottom on the side that says box base.
Here, the cardstock measures 7" for a box with a 4" square base and 1 1/2" high walls.
Run your score tool over the cardstock in the groove of your choice.
The grooves are spaced 1/2" apart. The score lines you make here will create the height of the sides of your box.
Turn cardstock 90 degrees and score again at the same score line.
Repeat until each side is scored.
Prefold all your score lines and cut each corner as shown to create your glue tabs.
Add Scor-Tape (or other strong adhesive) to each glue tab.
Peel off tape liner and assemble box.
Line up the cardstock/patterned paper for your box top on the edge of The Crafter's Companion that says box lid.
Score your first score line.
The box lid side in this sample will be 1" high so you can see the box base. For that, start with a 6" square and use the second score groove.
Score each side in the same groove.
Prefold your score lines and cut score lines as shown to create glue tabs.
Step 8 (Optional)
Punch the edges of the lid with a decorative border punch.
Add Scor-Tape or other strong adhesive to the glue tabs.
Remove tape liner and assemble box lid.
Place lid on box bottom to finish your box.
Fill your box and decorate.