The first thing you will notice below, is the measurements for the cardstock are a little odd!! so I will explain how I came up with these. The box measurements are based around the diameter of the circle you use to make your scallops. In this case, I have used the second largest die from the petite scalloped circles large nesties set, the diameter of which is 8.6 cms. My constructed lid will have a depth of 2 cms so my cardstock needs to measure: 2 cms + 8.6 cms + 2 cms = 12.6 cms, so my cardstock for the lid needs to be 12.6 x 12.6 cms. As my base is going to fit inside the lid, I have adjusted by taking off 3 mm, but the sides of the base will have a depth of 5 cms so my cardstock needs to measure 5 cms + 8.3 cms + 5 cms = 18.3 cms, so my cardstock for the base needs to be 18.3 x 18.3 cms. Hopefully this will become more clear as we go along.....
You will need:
1 x cardstock measuring 12.6 x 12.6 cms (lid)
1 x cardstock measuring 18.3 x 18.3 cms (base)
Co-ordinating DPs and/or cardstock
Nesties or circle cutter - I have used the 2nd largest die from the nestie set petite scalloped circles large (the circle has a diameter of 8.6 cms)
Double sided tape
Stamp and/or embellishments of your choice to decorate.
First, we will make the base of the box. Take your largest piece of cardstock and score at 5cms in from the left edge. Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and score again at 5cms in from the left edge. Repeat until all four sides are scored then fold along each of your score lines.
From the picture on the left you can also see the base measurements a little more clearly. The centre square measure 8.3 x 8.3 cms and the sides are each 5 cms.
Next, cut along each score line as directed in the picture on the right - this is quite hard to explain in words, I thought the picture would show it better!
Turn your card over and glue each small flap, as shown in the picture
Fold up each of the corners, as shown and stick.
The base of your box is now complete!
For the lid of your box, repeat steps 2 - 5, but score and fold at 2 cms in from each edge.
Your main box is now complete.
Now for the scallops! Using your cuttlebug and nestie (8.6 cm diameter) or circle cutter, cut out 4 circles - 2 from your cardstock and 2 from your co-ordinating DP.
In this case, I have used white cardstock and yellow gingham DP and I have sponged with spiced marmalade distress ink around the DP circles. Obviously the choice is yours, you could use two different DPs if you wish or two co-ordinating cardstocks.
Fold each of your circles in half and cut along the fold.
Take your cardstock half circles and apply glue along the cut edge of each one. Stick each half circle along the edge of the lid of your box.
When you have applied all of your half circles, your box will look like this.
Take your remaining half circles and fold them in half again - so they are quarter circles.
Glue the cut edges and apply them to the corners of your box lid.
When you have applied all of your half circles, your box lid will look like this.
To hide all of your cuts and joins, you need to put some ribbon around the top. Apply double sided tape to the top edge of the lid, but leave a space so you can tie your bow. Apply your ribbon, tie it in a bow or knot and finally, decorate and embellish as you like.
I have used my WOJ mouse under party hat stamp which I have coloured with distress inks and I have finished it off with primas, a pearl brad and a small jewel.
If you are still here, thanks for bearing with me! I would appreciate any comments - good or bad - that you may have! You can make this little box in any size that you like to suit whatever gift you put inside, just remember to adjust your sizes as per the diameter of the circle you are going to use for your scallops. Thanks for looking x