by Valerie Stangle
This divided box was inspired by one in the SU! catalog and is perfect for tags or other small goodlies.
- Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
- Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive
- Scor-Mat™, or paper trimmer
- Ruler and Exacto Knife, or paper trimmer
- One 8" x 8" piece of cardstock for box base
- One 3" x 3 15//16" piece of cardstock for box divider
- Two 17/8" x 5 7/8" pieces of cardstock for box divider
- One 4 1/16" x 11" piece of Acetate for box cover
- Ink and stamps (Our Craft Lounge Jolly Ornaments used here)
- Additional cardstock and embellishments for tags and to embellish your box
Align the 8" x 8" square to the top fence of your Scor-Pal, left side, and score at 1", 2", 6" and 7".
Rotate 1/4 turn and repeat, scoring at 1”, 2”, 6” and 7”.
For illustration purposes, I've used plain cardstock with pencil lines indicating the score lines.
Using a craft knife, metal edged ruler, and your Scor-Mat, cut as shown on the orange lines.
Now, cut as shown on the blue lines.
After cutting, this is what you will end up with.
Notch 4 small tabs, then take a sliver off each side of the 4" flap; 8 cuts total, from the edge of the paper to the first score line.
This will ensure the box folds together nicely without binding in the corners.
Attach a small piece of Scor-Tape to each tab.
Turn cardstock over and attach 4 strips of Scor-Tape to outside edge of flaps.
Pre-fold all scores.
Adhere tabs to inside to create box form.
Adhere flaps to inside to create box, burnish sides with your Scor-Tool to create crisp sides.
Align the 3" x 3 15/16" piece of cardstock to the top fence, left side, and score at 1/2", 1 1/2", and 2 1/2".
Pre-fold all scores and attach a piece of Scor-Tape, as shown.
Align one of the 1 7/8" x 5 7/8" pieces of cardstock at top fence, on the 1/16th (midway between the 0" and 1/8") at the left side, and score at 2", 3", and 4".
Repeat with second piece of cardstock.
Pre-fold both pieces and attach a piece of Scor-Tape, as shown.
On the longest of the 3 inserts, place 2 pieces of Scor-Tape as shown.
Remove Scor-Tape liner and attach the 2 smaller inserts to larger insert.
Attach to one end and then the other, finally to the middle, this ensures all edges line up; burnish with the Scor-Tool.
Align the transparency sheet to the top fence, left side, and score at 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 7-1/2", and 8-1/2".
Even after scoring, transparency sheets can be hard to fold. I line up a metal edged ruler to the scored lines and fold over the ruler, and then burnish with the Scor-Tool to get a hard edge.
Attach a piece of Scor-Tape™ to one edge and wrap scored transparency around the box.
Slide clear cover off, insert stamped tags, replace clear cover and tie a ribbon around the box.