by Beate Johns
Take the lid off of this box and the bottom folds flat like a card.
- Paper cutter with scoring blade
- One 7 1/2" square of cardstock or patterned paper for box bottom
- One 4 1/4" square of cardstock or patterned paper for box lid
- Sticky Strip™
- Additional cardstock for inside message and embellishment for lid (optional)
Take the 7 1/2" piece of cardstock and score at 2 1/2" and 5" on one side.
Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2" and 5". There will be nine 2 1/2" squares scored on your cardstock.
Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square.
Stamp the box bottom.
Prefold all scores. Fold the diagonal scores in towards the middle of the box.
Step 6 (Optional)
Add a message or saying to the box center.
Take the 4 1/4" piece of cardstock or patterned paper and score it at 7/8" on each side.>
On two opposing sides, cut the vertical score lines until they intersect with the horizontal ones. That will make the glue tabs.
Optional: Cut the glue tabs down a bit to make sure they won't show when the tabs are taped to the sides of the lid.
With the right side of the lid facing up, add Sticky Strip™ to the glue tabs.
Prefold all scores and adhere glue tabs to the sides of the lid.
Decorate the top of the lid with cut out image or tag, add a little ribbon, and your box is done.
Change the size of the box
Make it bigger or smaller. The size of the bottom cardstock has to be able to be divided by 3. A 9" square would be scored at 3" and 6", a 12" square by 4" and 8".
For the lid the box with a the 9" square bottom would have to have a 5" square, scored 1" all the way around.
The box with the 12" square would have to have a 6 1/2" square, scored 1 1/4" all the way around.