Creative Friday: let's make a box!

TGIF - Thank goodness it is Friday! 

Today I am back with my good crafty friend Michelle, bringing you a cute treat box (scroll to the end for an link to the original tutorial). I took some pictures along the way, and will do my best to recapture the steps...honestly as I was crafting along, I forgot to stop and take photos.

I am pairing this box with the January Stamp of the Month: Everyday Magic!

The box is 4x4, however it sits inside a 6x6 platform. 

You'll need the following cut pieces. 
All measurements are in Inches

  • (2) 6 x 9 
  • (1) 10 x 10
  • (2) 6 x 3
  • (4) 6 x 6
  • (1) 4 x 4 
  • (8) 4 x 3 - I found I had to trim these by 1/8 of an inch on two sides to get a nice fit. 

You will want to score each 9 x 6 on the long end at 3 inches. Then adhere the two together marrying the ends of the 3 inch score lines. This should give one 6 x 15 piece. 
Next add your (4) 6x6 pieces and your two 3 x 6 pieces to the front and back. 

You will want to score your 10 x 10 piece at 3 and 7 on two sides. Leaving you with (4) 3 x 3 corners, a 4 x 4 center, and (4) 4 x 3 sides. Cut at scoreline of each side at a 3x3 corner. Then cut a diagonal piece out, as shown in the picture. When you're done it will resemble an odd flat pinwheel (if you will). Add your center 4 x 4 piece now, and embellish if you wish. I added 2  additional layers, a 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 lagoon cardstock and a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 saffron card stock. My stamped image is on a 3 x 3 piece. 

Flip your 10 x 10 over, decorate 4 of your 3 x 4 pieces and adhere. These peices will be visible, so you could save yourself some time and use pattern paper. 

Fold your angled pieces inside the 3 x 4 to create a box, add adhesive. Use the remaining 4 pieces of 3 x 4 card stock to the inside.  Adhere your box to the base of 6x6 section, of the 6 x 15 piece. 

For my top and bottom I added ribbon to the middle so the box would close. This would be better suited to do before you add your 6x6 base pieces, as you can see I forgot... however it worked out just fine. 
To hide the ribbon invaded a 5 x 5 piece of cardstock to the bottom and top. 

Additional layers are 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 bluebird cardstock,  4 1/4 x 4 1/4 lagoon, and a 4 x 4 white daisy, stamped with "you are all kinds of amazing" from the January stamp of the Month set. Add a little bling with the Juelp glitter gems.

I will fill this with candy for an easy gift this February to my scout leaders! 

Hop on over to Michelle's blog to see her twist on this box. 

A full list of supplies and links to order them, are below along with the original tutorial. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies Used: Click on and item for a link to shop

This box followed this tutorial found on split coast stampers. 

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