Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SSSD/February Try a Different Card

This month we are making an explosion box. I have never done this one. It was very easy and quick to do.  Fill it with lots of sparkle for whoever opens it.  Here we go. The very first most important thing is this: Because the lid is 3D you will need a padded envelope to mail to your partner. The card itself can be mailed flat.

                First step is to take a 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 square of double sided designer paper or card stock.

                                                    score at 2 1/2" and 5". black lines

turn a quarter round and score again at 2 1/2" and 5".  Red lines

                   Now you are going to score each corner square right down the middle. Blue line

Look at mine for folding. Corners are mountain folds. The other lines are valley folds. You will fold it towards the center forming a box. No securing is needed.

                                              These two scraps are for your center sentiment.

Box part of the card is finished. On to the lid. You will need a 4 1/4 " piece of double sided paper or card stock. Score at 7/8" on each side.

                                             See where I have cut. This forms you gluing tabs.

Look closely at the white template . Do you see where I trimmed these tabs down just a tiny wee bit at the edge.

 Here is my lid all 4 tabs have been trimmed and I have attached my scor -tape. You can use red line tape.

     Remove the tape backing and putting the tape to the inside form your lid by bringing up your sides                
towards the center..

               Now decorate your lid. Here is mine with the box. The lid holds the box part together.

          Ok now remember a padded envelope is needed to hold your lid. The box/card can go flat.
                                        Your partner can fold it and put the 2 pieces together.

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