Saturday, October 15, 2011

Inspiration from the Blogosphere!

There is so much amazing inspiration out there in the blogosphere that sometimes I just wish I could share it all!

I hope you enjoy today's project!

Apple Box Tutorial

What you will need (what I used in parenthesis):

Patterned paper of your choice (Little Yellow Bicycle "Head of the Class")
Scoring device (Scor-Pal)
Double sided tape (Scor-Tape)
foam tape (Scotch)
scissors (Tim Holtz)

Accessories to decorate it. (SRM stickers, Cricut cartridge-Plantin Schoolbook, Twinery ribbon-Cappuccino)

Step 1: Start with a piece of patterned paper that is 6" by 6" and score at the 2" and 4" marks. Turn paper once and score again at same measurements.

Your paper should look like this:

Step 2: Cut the flaps on opposite sides like shown.
Note- You should be making four cuts, that's it!

Step 3: Apply double sided tape to the flaps as shown.

Step 4: Remove adhesive liner and fold up one side to adhere over the middle section and press.

Step 5: Do the same with the other side.

Step 6: Repeat on the other side so that you end up with this.

Step 7: Cut a strip for the handle whatever thickness you would like. I made mine .5".

Step 8: Apply double stick tape to the ends of the handle and adhere to the inside of box.

The box is finished. Decorate as you wish! I am including the directions to decorate it with the same design I posted on Monday for those who asked for it.

Using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge (Cricut), I cut two apple designs (3") and one shadow for the apple. I used the red for the top part on this example, stitching it over the blue base. I used a chipboard pencil (Little Yellow Bicycle) and added an SRM sticker "thanks" over it.

I tied the pencil to the apple using some Twinery ribbon (Cappuccino).

I used some foam mounting tape to attach the apple to the front of the box and then I used some dimensional stickers (Little Yellow Bicycle) to place over the handle edges.

Here is the finished product:

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