Friday, November 9, 2018

Mini Magazine Storage Box

At this time of the year, it seems that a lot of places are looking for donations to raise money for one thing or the other.  I want to make a box with a set of cards to donate.  There are lots of wonderful boxes on Pinterest but most of them use 12 x 12 cardstock.  I have a lot more 8-1/2” x 11” cardstock so I came up with my own pattern; at least I have never seen any made from only one sheet of 8-1/2” x 11” cardstock.

First, gather the 10 cards that you are going to put in the box.  This helps you decide what color cardstock and trim you will use. I'm using the alternatives I made with the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit called One in a Melon.

With the 8-1/2” across the top of the Stampin’ Trimmer, score the Emerald Envy cardstock at 1-3/4” and at 6-3/4” – I have used a pen to mark the score lines, so you can see them better.

Rotate 90* (with the 11” across the top of the Stampin’ Trimmer), score at 3” and 5-3/4”.  Pencil mark at 8-1/2” or make a tick with the score blade on both 11” edges.

Line the pencil/score tick and the top score line in the cutting channel of the Stampin’ Trimmer.

Cut away.  Repeat for the other side.

Cut on the score lines at the 3” and 5-3/4” mark up to the intersection.

Miter these flaps to reduce bulk.  Repeat for the other side.

Your box should look like the above picture.

Most people cover their boxes with DSP which is totally Jim dandy.  I decided to stamp mine.  I covered the middle panel with a scrap of paper – there is no need to stamp the middle panel as it is the bottom of the box. 

I chose to use the Stampin’ Around ‘See You Around’ wheel (retired long ago) with Emerald Envy ink.

Repeat the stamping for the top panel. Fold on all the score lines using a bone folder to give crisp folds.

Add your signature to the middle panel.

Flip the box over and add your signature to the center.

On the stamped side, add Tear and Tape Adhesive as shown in the above picture.

Flip it over and add Tear and Tape Adhesive as shown in the picture.

Remove the tape from the middle panel flaps only.  Fold in the top wings and adhere to the middle panel flaps. 

Remove the rest of the tapeFold up the front and adhere to the sides. 

A belly band adds extra stability to the box.  Cut Melon Mambo DSP 1” wide.  Tape two pieces together to make 16-1/2”. Wrap around the box, pinching at the corners, remove and use the bone folder to give crisp folds.  Adhere about 1” from bottom of the box.

Add some ribbon using glue dots if desired. 

Decorate the front.

Because I am donating these, I did a little advertising and tied it to the side of my box!

10 cards and 10 envelopes fit very nicely in the Mini Magazine Storage box.

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