I received quite a few emails requesting directions for the "Cutie Pie" box (you can see it in this post here) that I decided to do a quick tutorial. I am a visual learner, so seeing pictures along with the directions has always been helpful for me...and I hope this will be helpful to you!
Materials Needed: 7 1/2" square piece of c.s. (this will be the bottom), 5 3/16" square piece of solid c.s. and another 5 3/16" piece of patterned paper (these will be the top), 2 strips of patterned paper (1 3/4" x 12" and 1 3/4" x 3 1/2"), Paper cutter, Paper cutter with a scoring blade, Bone Folder, Adhesive, & stamps and embellishments (to decorate top)
Score the 7 1/2" square piece at 2" on all four sides.
Score the 5 3/16" square c.s at 3/4" on all four sides. Repeat with the 5 3/16" piece of patterned paper.
If you want a scalloped border around the box top's edge, do that now. (There are many tutorials out there on how to make a scalloped edge using a corner rounder punch so I won't repeat that here).
Next, you'll want to trim 1/4" off of all 4 sides of the 5 3/16" piece of patterned paper. (This will allow you to see the scalloped border better). After that, adhere the 5 3/16" patterned piece on top of the 5 3/16" solid piece.
Now, fold those "flaps" in and glue down to form the box and the top.
After you have assembled the bottom and top, adhere the 13/4" x 3 1/2" strip to the the side of the bottom (see picture below). Then wrap the other strip (1 3/4" x 12") around the rest of the box.
Now you can decorate the top any way you desire!
I created this box so that it would hold the Mini Note Cards and envelopes (both from Stampin' Up!). I will post the cards that I made and put inside in another post (this one is already quite long :-)
Recipe Stamps: All Through the Year, All Holidays Paper: Confetti White, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Fall Flowers DP Ink: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi Other: Soft Sky dbl. stitched ribbon, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", & Scallop circle punches, Rhinestone brad, Corner rounder