Monday, September 6, 2010

Keepsake Box

Several have asked how to make the Keepsake Box so here are the instructions. Here is a new one I made today with the step by step photos.

For this box, I used Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and the Merry Moments paper. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip 5/8 inch satin.

You will need a sheet of 12 x 12 inch card stock and an 8 1/2 x 11 inch card stock in the main color (Ruby Red), a sheet of 12 x 12 of the designer series paper (Merry Moments) and a 8 1/2 x 11 inch card stock (Chocolate Chip).

Cut one inch off one side of the 12 x 12 inch card stock to have an 11 x 12 inch piece.

Cut the 8 1/2 x 11 piece of the main color to 8 1/8 x 9 1/8.

Score the 11 x 12 inch piece at 3 inches on all 4 sides. Score the 8 1/8 x 9 1/8 piece at 1 1/2 inch on all sides. The score lines don't show up in the photo.

Cut along the score lines along one side of the piece of 11 x 12 inch card stock - cut only up to the intersecting score line. Do this along the opposite side. This will create flaps on each corner.

Turn the card stock over and place Sticky Strip on the flaps in each corner.

Turn the card stock back over so that the Sticky Strips are facing down. Fold up one side and tuck the flap inside the adjoining strip. Remove the covering and expose the sticky strip, adhere to the adjoining side of the box creating the corner. Repeat with the other three corners. Be careful to not let the Sticky Strip touch the other side before you have it lined up. Sometimes there is just a little bit that sticks out above the main box side - you can just trim that down.

Before putting the lid together, decorate the top and sides. Cut the following:

Card stock - color 2 - (Chocolate Chip)

one piece 5 x 6 inches

two pieces 5 x 1 1/4 inches

two pieces 6 x 1 1/4

Designer Series Paper

one piece 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches

two pieces 4 3/4 x 1 inch

two pieces 5 3/4 x 1 inch

Trim corners if desired - I like using the Ticket punch.

Adhere the designer series paper to the appropiriate pieces of card stock.

Adhere the 5 x 6 inch rectangle to the top of the lid. Adhere the other pieces to the side of the lid.

Using Sticky Strip, tape the lid together as you did with the box bottom.

The finished lid looks like this.

Place the lid on the box bottom. Now you can decorate the lid however you wish.

I cut out some of the snow flake designs on another sheet of the DSP and added the 5/8 inch satin ribbon to the sides of the lid. Wouldn't this be a great way to give some packets of hot cocoa, instant soup, teas, coffee, anything for a snowy winter's day?