Friday, August 07, 2009

Tutorial - Sevens Box

This is the little treat box that my Launch party guests got to take home. I filled it with some yummy Coconut Ice (colour-co-ordinated, of course!)

It's been ages since I've done a tutorial on here, so thought I would show you how to make the box. They are really easy, and all you need is 1 A4 sheet of cardstock.

I've called this a Sevens Box, because you need to know your seven times table to make one!
First put your A4 cardstock in your trimmer Portrait Orientation, and use a Scoring blade or Bone Folder to score at 7 and 14 cm:

Then turn it to landscape orientation and score at 7cm intervals: 7, 14, 21 and 28cm (that's where your seven times table comes in handy!):

Now you need to cut off 2 squares and 2 small rectangles from one end, leaving just the centre square and small rectangle:
And use a Bone Folder to fold in at all the score lines:

You should have something that looks like this:

Now you need to cut along the score lines on both sides:

Now is a good time to decorate it:
(now, before you email me with stamping advice, I'm not holding my stamp upside's a double-mounted stamp)

If you like, you can punch a peek-a-boo window in the front or the top flap:

This is what it looks like after stamping and punching:
(you only need to stamp in a "T" shape, as they will be the only exposed sides)

Apply adhesive to one of the middle flaps (I used Tombow glue because I had to make 50 of these boxes, and it was quick, cheap and easy! ...but you could use Sticky Strip if you like)

Adhere the front panel to the glue on the middle panel, and then apply more glue to the back panel:
and adhere that to the middle panel, forming one side of the box:

Repeat for the other side and Voila!

It looks cute with a Curly Label window too:

Don't forget to stamp the Cello Bag with White Stazon to match!

I think I'll be doing more of these at Christmas Time!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Soft Summer, Elegant Thank You (mini catalogue)
ink: Pink Pirouette, White Stazon (mini catalogue)
card: Pink Pirouette
other: So Saffron Striped ribbon, Curly Label punch, Wide Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Crop-a-dile, Dimensionals
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  1. Morning Marelle!

    Thanks so much for tanking the time to do a tutorial on that gorgeous little box - I know how time consuming tutes are!

    Having said that - that is just beautiful and what a perfect little packaging for treats!

    Luv Karen

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. It looks great. I can't wait to have a go!
    Have a good day,

  3. Thank you, Marelle, this is gorgeous and I am off to try it myself!

  4. WOW, I will be making this latter today (just abit early at the moment, can't sleep). Thanks for such a great tutorial. Love your blog to bits, Marls

  5. Hi Marelle - thanks so much for this great tutorial for these gorgeous boxes :-)

  6. Thanks so much for the tutorial Marelle! This is such a cute box, and I love the idea of stamping the cello bag with white staz-on, I hadn't thought of doing that!

  7. This is so cute Marelle - thank you for show us. Love the idea of stamping the Cello bag too. Chantell

  8. Back again Marelle. Just wanted to say thanks for the brill tutorial on this fab little box. Sooo have to try it. Inky wishes, Di :)

  9. Great tutorial and very easy to make. I even tried it with DSP 9"x12" and used the off cuts to reinforce the lid and make a flap - it was only slightly bigger than using the A4 card.

    Thanks for sharing



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