I am happy to say that I sat down with a ruler and scrap paper, on the weekend, and came up with a gift card box to hold your 6″ x 6″ cards.Â The directions might look scary, but once you draw out your template, you will find that it is indeed an easy tutorial when you take one step at a time.Â Please don’t be scared away with my directions.Â I tried to play in Photoshop to make a nice sketch of the template, but I couldn’t figure it out.Â Instead, I have a well-marked hand drawing for you.Â Well, shall we get started?
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Supplies:Â Bristol Board or Poster Board (it is larger than 12 x 12 cardstock), Ruler, Pencil, Scor-Pal (or towel and bone folder)
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Lay your bristol board so the widest part is on the horizontal.Â Cut bristol/poster board in half.Â Now you have two pieces of cardstock to create two separate 6 x 6 boxes.
- Draw a rectangle 14 3/16″ (36.5 cm) x 10 1/8″ (26 cm)
- Along the long sides of the rectangle, draw a 2″ margin
- Create a triangle house shape on the narrow part of the bristol/poster board.
- House shape will have 4″ sides (10 cm)
- Find the middle point of the house shape which is 3 1/16″ (8 cm) and place a dot along the score line that is the closest to the top of the house
- From that dot,Â measure out 5 3/4″ (15 cm).Â Place a second dot.
- Create the roof of the house by running a line from the dot you just placed to the sides of the house
- Score the dotted lines and cut the solid lines
- If you do not have a score pal, score your template with a bone folder and ruler, on top of a folded towel
6″ x 6″ BasicGrey decorative paper fits nicely onto the front and back portion.Â Use a coordinating 6″ x 6″ sheet and trace the top of your box onto the backside.Â Cut out and trim the long end of the paper so it fits nicely on the flap, with the white bristol/poster board showing.Â The decorative top and end pieces are cut 1 1/2″ x 6″.
Punch two holes on the flap.Â This is for the ribbon that holds the box closed.
Fold template into a box shape, and mark two holes on the front, using the two holes as a guide on the flap.Â You want these holes to align so ribbon can hold the box closed.
With a sharp point, create two holes on the front of the box.Â Hold the point in the hole and move the pointed punch in a circle to create larger hole openings.
Thread ribbon through the backside of the front of the box.Â Once your box is ready to be closed up tight, you can then thread the front flap through the wrong side to the front and tie.
Punch a half circle on the front of the box for easy access to your cards.
Fold template into box shape and securely tape sides of box together.Â Double sided tape or Mono adhesive works best.
You now have a box for your 6″ x 6″ cards.
6″ x 6″ BasicGrey Sultry is available at Sunflower and Dragonflies Creative Designs on-line store.
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