Ever since I saw the window sheets in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, I have wanted to create a box with a clear lid.
This box is 4 x 4 and made from a sheet of 12 x 12 designer series paper. I had to put on my thinking cap and do some math (Math is NOT my subject!), but it actually turned out to be very simple.
Start with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper or cardstock. Score both sides at 11″, 9.5″, 8″, 4″, 2.5″, and 1″.
Next, trim out the corner so that you have a flap, like this:
Do that to all four corners.
Now, fold the score lines.
After this, the box should come together nicely, with no glue needed. If the score lines are off, though, the box will not be easy to put together. If you have trouble, it helps to trim a tiny bit off the four square flaps.
I added a piece of 3 and 15/16″ x 3 and 15/16″ card stock to the inside to make it look prettier and more finished.
The measurements for the lid are not as straight forward and I practiced on a sheet of computer paper first, since the window sheets only come two to a pack.
The measurements for the lid are 6 and 13/16″ x 6 and 13/16″.
After you have your square cut, score each side at 1 and 7/16″. (Can you tell I never get a manicure? Yikes!)
Cut out all four squares from the corners.
Fold the score lines- it’s a little tough, but not too bad.
And voila! A cute little box ready for whatever suits your fancy! Embellish, add a cute tag, the possibilities are endless!
It will hold four notecards and envelopes. If you do decide to make notecards, remember to make them smaller than 4 x 4, so they, along with the envelopes, will fit in the box. I made my notecards 3 and 3/4″ x 3 and 3/4″ and my envelopes where 3 and 15/16″ x 3 and 15/16″.
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Send me a photo if you make one- I love to see other people’s creativity and who knows, I might just feature you on my blog!
Happy stampin’ friends!