This is a tutorial on how to make a 'secret box' like the one I made in a previous posting here.
I needed a taller box to put larger images (of my fave Magnolia stamps) and taller trays for the larger Lindt Easter eggs (yum yum). So I have hightened the box 1 1/2 times to 4 1/2 inches high.
What you need for the box are 5 pieces of cardstock:
one - 6 inches x 10 1/2 inches (15.2 cm x 26.6 cm)
one - 7 inches x 10 1/2 inches (17.7 cm x 26.6 cm)
three - 5 5/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches (14.3 cm x 14.3 cm)
right side of the box
left side of the box
If you have a knack at interpreting templates, then you can ignore the rest of the posting. However if you need step by step instructions, then keep on going...LOL. Warning--there are LOTS of pictures!
Step 1 - Place the 6" x 10 1/2" cardstock on your scoreboard with the short side along the top and score at 3".
Step 2 - Rotate the cardstock so the long side is along the top and score at 3" and 7 1/2".
Step 3 - At one corner of the cardstock, score diagonally by lining up the corners (indicated by black arrows below) along one of the inch grid line on your scoreboard.
Step 4 - Score also at 1" away from the first scoreline. Do the same scorelines on the other corner of the cardstock at the same long side of the paper (indicated by the black arrows below).
Step 5 - Trim off the small corner triangle. Both corners.
Step 6 - Cut along the horizontal scoreline from the left vertical scoreline to the left side of the paper, and from the right vertical scoreline to the right side of the paper. (Refer to template.)
Step 7 - Cut diagonally at the corners that are unscored as show below.
Step 8 - Your cardstock should look like this now.
Step 9 - Valley fold along the scorelines.
Step 10 - Apply glue all over the corner piece that has the flap as show below.
Step 11 - Tuck the opposite triangle in to form a corner.
Step 12 - Fold the flap up and over.
Step 13 - Do the same to the other end. You now have one side of a box.
Step 14 - Place the 7" x 10 1/2" cardstock on your scoreboard with the short side along the top and score at 3" and 6". That extra 1" of paper is for the connecting flap.
Step 15 - With this piece of cardstock do the same Step 2 to Step 7 above.
Step 16 - An extra cut line is required with this cardstock to trim off the corner to form the connecting flap.
Step 17 - This cardstock should look like this now.
Step 18 - Glue the same way as above --Step 10 to Step 12. Now you have the other side of the box.
Step 19 - Apply glue on the connecting flap as show below.
Step 20 - Attach the two side together
And there you have your box!
Step 21 - Take your 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" cardstock and place the left edge of the paper along the 3/4" scoreline on the Scor-Pal scoreboard. Score at 2 1/8" and 5".
Step 22 - Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees and do the same scoring lines.
Step 23 - Refer to template and cut along solid lines.
Step 24 - Fold along scorelines and apply glue as shown below.
Step 25 - Attach the sides together to form your tray.
Step 26 - For placement of the bottom tray inside the box, apply glue as shown below--to 2 sides of the tray and to the bottom of one side of the box.
Step 27 - For placement of the top and middle trays, apply glue to 2 sides of each tray as shown below
And there you have your completed secret box.
And then you can decorate your box any way you want. I am not quite finished with mine...LOL. It'll take me another day to do that. I'll edit and show the finished product when I'm done.
Here's the finished project!
Hope this tutorial will be of some use to some of you. Happy crafting!!!