Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Pinspired- Inspiration from our Pinterest Board with Dawn


Hi, everyone! At the beginning of the month, I showed my Christmas Slimline Box card, for the Scor-Pal More Than One Score Challenge - Any Winter Holiday. I'm back today with the detailed instructions.

To make the box, you will need:
one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock

Decorations and embellishments that you wish to use.

I drew a template to show where you cut(solid lines) and score(dotted lines) your piece of cardstock. Sections marked with an X are cut off and not used.

To start, cut two 3/4" wide strips from the short end of your cardstock. Trim 1/4" off one end, and score at 5/8" from each end of each piece. Crease along the score lines and add Scor-Tape to the end flaps.

You now have an 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" piece. With the 9 1/2" side at the top of your Scor-Pal, score at 7" and 9". Rotate the piece a quarter turn to the right, score at 6", and score at 2" from the 7" score line to the bottom (9 1/2"). You can also score at 4" and 8" if you are going to cut with scissors. I used a paper cutter, so I could measure with that.

Cut at the 4" and 8" marks. This will leave you with two pieces. The one with the score line all the way through will be the front piece, and the other one will be the back. That's the reason we didn't score that part - it doesn't get folded down. On each of the pieces, cut off the top right rectangle, and cut down the 7" score line to the score line in the middle.

Crease all the score lines and add Scor-Tape to the two tabs on the right. Your pieces should look like this.

Attach the tab of one of the large pieces to the side of the other large piece. 

Fold the right hand piece over and attach to make the box. 

Attach the strips to the inside, butting the flaps against the back edge for one, and the front edge for the other. This gives fairly even spacing.

Now comes the fun part - decorating your box! I used my Kadomaru Corner Rounder to round the corners of the flaps. There are a few to choose from on the Scor-Pal site.

The patterned paper is from the DCWV Holiday Collection - The Christmas Stack.
I used the following pieces: 
Light patterned paper: two 1 7/8" squares
                                    one 1 7/8" x 6 7/8"
                                    one 3 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Green patterned paper: two 1 7/8" squares
                                      one 1 7/8" x 6 7/8"

I rounded the corners on the flaps, to match the base. The Stacker helped me add the Scor-Tape to all the patterned paper pieces. It's like having an extra hand!

The figures were cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine. I can't find where I got the file, but there are a few that are similar in the Silhouette Design store. I added all the figures, rearranging them until I was happy with the placement. Then I attached them with Scor-Tape. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the star to add a bit of sparkle.

The box folds down to fit in a standard business envelope.

We would love to see your creations. You still have 2 weeks to enter, and all you have to do is have more than one score, and tell us where you used your Scor-Pal on your project. You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Scor-Pal store!

1 comment:

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing the tutorial, hugs, Lori m