Tiny Triangle Box

by Deb Felts

Create a small box for tiny treats out of one square piece of cardstock.

Supplies

  • One 6" x 6"square of card stock or double-side designer paper for box
  • One 2" x 4 1/4" piece of card stock or designer paper for flap closure
  • Contrasting card stock for mat to border focal image
  • Magnets or velcro for box closure
  • Small stamp (Our Craft Lounge’s Shades of Fall stamp set used here)
  • Paper for focal image (blending paper or watercolor paper...extra if you wish to “pop up” the image or to repeat the focal image inside the box bottom)
  • Ink and coloring medium of your choice Memento ink and Copic markers were used here
  • Scor-Buddy, or other scoring tool
  • Adhesives of your choice
  • Inks, embellishments, markers to outline edge of focal image (the border of mine was actually part of the stamped image) (optional)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    With a pencil, lightly mark the 3" center point of two opposing sides on the 6" x 6" square.

  2. Step 2

    Score 2" from the edge on all four sides.

  3. Step 3

    Diagonally score the outer corners: place the scoring tool at the intersection of the two lines and gently move the paper until the tool slips into a groove. Align the corner vertically with the tool and score. Repeat for the other three outer corners.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat the same process, this time scoring from the intersecting lines to the mark you made at the center. This creates the center portions of the "W" or "M" diagonal folds that will form the box sides.

  5. Step 5

    When you're finished, your scores should look like this:

  6. From the inside, all of the diagonal folds will be "mountain" folds and the vertical and horizontal folds will be “valley” folds.

    With the diagonal scores on the sides, the unscored sections top-to-bottom and the inside of the box facing up, gently lift the sides and arrange the folds to nestle together.

  7. Step 6

    Score flap at 2 1/8". Adhere inside back of flap to outside back of box. (Distress all edges first, if desired).

  8. Attach magnets or velcro to inside of flap and outside of box front to keep box securely closed. Additional adhesive may be necessary to hold the magnets in place.

  9. Step 7

    Stamp and color focal image. Trim to 1 5/8" square; outline along edges with multiliner, distress if desired, and adhere to mat. Adhere mat to box front. Embellish as you wish.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Tiny Triangle Box. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thanks Deb,
Love your box and easy to follow instructions.
TFS!
Kris  |  Sun Nov 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM
Loved the video and the box. Thanks for sharing your expertise.
MOI  |  Sun Nov 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM
Deb, thanks for a wonderful project! Your instructions are easy to follow and that box is just too cute!
Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Sun Nov 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Love this cute little box... Made a couple and put suckers in them.. Thanks for sharing your tutorial Deb... smile
Keri Brown  |  Sun Nov 4, 2012 at 1:28 PM
Deb, this is so cute. A great little box for last minute gifts for Christmas or any occasion. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.
Annette Sullivan  |  Sun Nov 4, 2012 at 8:46 PM
Great idea Deb! Thanks for the wonderful instructions.
JodyM  |  Thu Nov 8, 2012 at 6:48 AM
Thanks, everyone! I hope you have fun with it!
Deb  |  Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Love the box, thanks for sharing.
Gloria Wyatt  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 3:44 AM

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