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Issue #569 May 24th 2017
Curve-Sided Box  
New guest tutorial author Heidi Smith shares her unique and elegant gift box with arched facets.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Circle templates
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Jean asks: "I have a lot of 12" cardstock in solid colors. I'm wondering how other stampers deal with this size. I feel if I cut it to a smaller size (11" x 8 1/2" or card base size) it would be handier."
    A: I did cut down a lot of my patterned paper to 6" squares, and I'm more likely to cut into a 6" piece than a 12" piece. For solid colored cardstock, I would probably cut some to 6" and some down to card size (you could get 6 layering pieces for A2 cards from one sheet at 4" x 5 1/4"), but I'd also leave some uncut. Many of our special fold cards and box projects require larger paper, or you may need a piece for a belly band or larger card.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Rebecca has some alternate measurements for the Side Spring Card: "For a 6" x 6" card: Use 8.5" x 10.75" cardstock. First score at 4.25". Turn and make a second score at 4.25", then a third at 6". Create diagonal scores in the same manner as shown."

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