Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bath and Body

ED: the girls got their B an B soap and the boxes. They loved them.

Well, I bought all these and more at the huge sale in the fall thinking ahead to Christmas and all the female members of the family that I usually gift some thing home made. Now that I am paper crafting they get paper crafts. Makes sense.

Little did I know that my little 'point and shoot' would catch one of the bottles with some used. Maybe I'll just keep the pesty thing that uses so many AA batteries!
Are you ready? Here's what I came up with after many tries using all sorts of paper! Keep in mind that I did not want them to be decorated for the Holiday! The girls will get them on Christmas and may want to use them for something else. Two of my dear friends will get these this Saturday so this will post on that day.

So easy! I used 12 x 12 paper, but 8 1/2 x 11 will work. Score at  2 1/5, 5, 7 1/2, 10. Turn one quarter and score at 2 1/2. the sample below is an 8 1/2 x 11 and this box will be 6 inches tall. 12 x 12 will give you a box that's 9 1/2 inches tall, or you can it it down. I cut mine to be 8 inches tall. This sample is an 8 1/2 x 11.

I used Club Scrap paper from a kit, 'Steppin' Out' from long ago. The dark blue sheet had the same pics as the lighter one, but no writing on it, so I used the coordinating stamp and stamped in SU silver. I sponged the edges of both boxes to give it a little extra dimension. both boxes got border punched, one with the slits to weave ribbon through from Fiskars and the other with a flowery edge (Fiskar,s too). The names escape me, but you get the drift. Use whatever border floats your boat. The lavender ribbon is wired and the silver is not both are from Jo's. I found a hat pin in the BOTD and finished off the white/silver bow by punching two small round holes at an angel to each other. the hat pin actually holds the bow on to the box.
If you wanted to put a top on your box, it's easy.
1. Your box measures 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.
          the math add 1/8 inch to your box top 2 5/8 x 2 5/8
2. How tall/deep do you want your lid
           let's say you want the lid to be 1 inch deep
          the math-the size of your lid plus one inch each side
          2 5/8 plus one, plus one
3. Cut your box top paper 4 5/8 x 4 5/8
4. Score your piece of paper one inch on all four sides.
5. Cut once on each fold from edge to next fold/score line-corners only. Pic below.
      Alternate: score on the diagonal the small corner pieces and fold them in and tape. (second pic)

The score and cut pic above shows folds in the corners, cuz I used the same sheet to do both. I took separate pics, but the card wasn't in the camera so I had to shoot over again, and the folds were there the second time. Clear as mud, right?
Some times a thicker stronger lid is needed:
1.  Add 2 inches to your lid
         2 5/8 plus one, plus one, plus one plus one
         6 5/8 square and score at one and two inches on each side. Pic below
2.  Fold in twice for sturdier lid if needed

In the pic above the black lines are cut, then I cut them out so you could see better. Still mud?
I prefer my four tucked in edges cut a particular way so that each pair is on the same side, easier to handle, fold, tuck. Fold all your lines and make the box, then come back and tape then fold again. That way if any adjustments need to be made they can be done before the tape takes you to the land of no return. My tape is not "forgiving" and once down it's done!!!
After you make a box and lid or two you'll "get" it and be off on your own making envies, boxes, etc. All you will need is the card or item that you want to "box."
I will not post an RX today as I explained as I went.
This was so much fun, even if it did take a while with all the retakes, etc.
For some of you this is very elementary. I do have some blogger friends that are new to this and ask for beginner tutorials. So, you advanced peeps, check out the goods and just skip over the easy peasy.
I'll be making more and I'll take one pic of them all next week.
I was just over at SCS and Val had done a box. Go look at that and think lid using the measurements I gave you. I like that she says--cut a sliver off. That's perfect advice. Check it out here.

Thanks for coming by!


Kim Marie said...

Hi Joanne :)
I would like you to email me about the SBS group post, if you can so I can update you on the group; sorry for posting here, but I don't have your email!
Kim Marie

Tracy said...

Love those boxes!! Great idea!!!

Anonymous said...

These are great boxes.

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