Making Boxes!

 

Have you ever needed a box but couldn’t find the right size? Make one! You need card stock, tape, a Scor-Pal and just a little bit of time. By following a few simple rules, you can make boxes to fit just about anything!

 

This tutorial  will cover three basic types of boxes, a flat square box, a tall square box and a

rectangle box.

 

Basic Rules for Square Boxes

 

Bottom paper measurements = size of box + 2 times the height of the sides.

For example, a 3” box with 1” sides

3” + 1” + 1”= 5” square

All four sides of the paper will be scored at 1”

 

Lid paper measurements = size of box + 2 times the height of the lid + 1/8”

For example, a lid for a 3” box with 1” sides

3” + 1” + 1” + 1/8”= 5 1/8” square

All four sides of the paper will be scored at 1”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Guest Instructor is Tracy Harp

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Flat Square Boxes (the bottom and lid are the same height)

The following instructions are for a 3” box with lid where the sides are 1 1/2” tall.

Step 1:

Cut your bottom paper to 6” square  (3” + 1 1/2” + 1 1/2”= 6”)

 

Step 2:

Score all 4 sides at 1 1/2”

Step 3:

Cut along the score lines on two opposing sides, just up to the first vertical score line. See photo.

 

Step 4:

Place paper so the outside of the box is face up. Apply two strips of Scor Tape to each of the 4 corners, parallel to the cuts.

 

Step 5:

Assemble bottom with taped corners inside of box.

Step 6:

Cut the lid paper to 6 1/8” square

(3” + 1 1/2” + 1 1/2” + 1/8”= 6 1/8”)

 

Step 7:

Assemble the lid in the same manner as the bottom.

 

Step 8:

To make it easier to remove the lid, use a circle  punch  to cut 2 semi circles on opposing sides.

Flat Box Measurement Table

Tall square boxes are made in the same way as the flat boxes, adjusting your dimensions for a taller bottom.  Taller boxes may also require cutting “tabs” for assembly.  General Rule: if the sides of your box are more than half the width of your box, you will need to cut tabs before assembling your box.

 

The following instructions are for a 3” square box with 4” sides and a lid with 1 1/2” sides.

Tall Square Boxes

Step 1:

Cut the bottom paper 11” square.  (3” + 4” + 4” = 11”)

 

Step 2:

Score all 4 sides at 4”.

Step 3:

Cut the score lines on opposing sides up to the first vertical score line.

 

Step 4:

Measure for 1” tabs; cut away excess on all 4 corners.

Step 5:

Turn your paper so the outside of the box is

face up.

 

Step 6:

Trim the corners of the tabs as shown in the photo.

 

Step 7:

Apply Scor Tape to the tabs.

 

Step 8:

Assemble box with tabs on the inside.

 

Step 9:

Cut lid paper to  6 1/8” square.

(3” + 1 1/2” + 1 1/2” + 1/8”)

 

 

Tracy, her husband and 2 boys, 9 and 11 live in Ransomville, NY, a small town outside of Niagara Falls. Much of Tracy’s time is spent looking after her boys and helping her husband who is a pastor.

Stamping it her therapy and brings her great joy. Tracy is a Stampin' Up demo, an alumni of the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen team and has been a featured stamper for Whipper Snapper. 

Step 10:

Cut score lines on opposing sides up to first vertical score line.

 

Step 11:

Apply Scor-Tape and assemble lid.

Box

Box Height

Cut Bottom

Score Bottom At

Cut Lid

Score Lid At

3” Square

1 1/2”

6” by 6”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

6 1/8” by 6 1/8”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

3 1/2” Square

1 1/2”

6 1/2” by 6 1/2”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

6 5/8” by 6 5/8”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

4” Square

1 1/2”

7” by 7”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

7 1/8” by 7 1/8”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

4 1/2” Square

1 1/2”

7 1/2” by 7 1/2”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

7 5/8” by 7 5/8”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

5” Square

1 1/2”

8” by 8”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides

8 1/8” by 8 1/8”

1 1/2” on all 4 sides