Monday, October 27, 2008

The Promised Tutorial Finally!

Happy Monday everyone!

Oh it feels so good to be blogging and stamping again. I haven't been able to all weekend!!

So I was finally able to assemble another box today so I could post the tutorial. I really am sorry this has taken me so long to post, it has just been insane around here. I am also a little embarrassed since this is such an easy box to create that it has taken me so long to get it together.

Well here it is! I went ahead and scanned a template for everyone so they can just print it off. I am also posting step by step instructions for those people like me who need more than just a drawing to follow.

This is the template:

Step 1: You are first going to need a sturdy piece of card stock cut to 7" X 11.5". Layout the piece of card stock lengthwise (landscape style). Score at 1/2",4", 6" and 9 1/2". See below.

Step 2: Turn your piece of card stock width wise (portrait style) and score at 1 1/2" and 5 1/2". You now have the folds for your box. See, easy peasy!

Step 3: To create the door, choose one of the 3 1/2 by 4" panels. Make sure your paper is lengthwise again (landscape style), and score vertically at 1" and 3". Score horizontally at 3/4" and 3 1/2". Now cut out your door. NOTE: Do Not cut out all four sides. Only three sides. Otherwise you have to figure out how to reattach it with some single sided tape that you have buried in the bottom of some random drawer and then you have to figure out how to cover up where you tried to fix it with more card stock and then you have to make a separate door, while it takes you twenty extra minutes and your daughter is pulling on your pant leg because she wants lunch and you are telling her to wait just one more minute because Mommy is almost done. Not that I would know anything about this, since I of course did not cut out all four sides. lol.

Step 4: Now your door is cut out and you need to attach your acetate. Cut a piece of acetate 2 1/2" by 3 3/4" and attach to the inside of the box to cover the window created by the door.

Step 5: Cut out the tabs for your box. I like to cut mine at a slight angle so that I don't have any overlap but you can cut them straight if you prefer. See below for guidance.

Step 6: Assemble your box. I like to prefold all the score lines so that the box assembles easier. I attach the 1/2" flap to the opposite 2" flap. I then adhere the bottom of the box.

Here is a picture of the assembled box.

The last step is to decorate however you see fit.

For this version of the box, I used the stamp set Kooky Kostumes by SUInk and More again but used the candy corn girl and the dog. I colored her in with my stampin' write markers and my copics. I then covered the box with siding I made out of Halloween DP and my Martha Stewart edge punch. I then added some trim and a door with green card stock that I went over with a green marker to age it. I added to different sizes of orange brads to create a door knob and hook. I punched out a bat using my Martha Stewart punch and added it to the door with some black thread. I then stamped the light pole from The Witching Hour by SUInk and more and popped it along with the little girl and dog off the front of the box. I finished the box by filling it with chocolate and tied it close with a Halloween bow.

I hope this tutorial was helpful. If anybody has any questions please feel free to e-mail me and I will be happy to answer them!

So this weekend was our party. I think it was a smashing success! Everybody had a really great time and the food was really good. I am so glad we did it but I am really glad it is over. We also went to Boo at the Zoo this weekend. Kids get all dressed up and go Trick or Treating at the Zoo. I was so excited because I finished Izzy's costume and here is a picture!!!

Okay so there is no picture. Want to know why? The little stinker is scared of it. Every time I try to put it on her she turns and starts crying. What can possibly be scary about a candy corn? And she loves candy corn. Well then I had the brilliant idea of dressing her up in a hand me down bubble bee costume we have, because she absolutely loves anything bee. Here she is!!!

Again no picture because that scared her too. I even tried getting her to try it on today, but it was a no go. I thought it wouldn't be as scary since it is a jacket and pants. But no, she is particular. I did get her to try on Tuxy's Yoda costume and she seems content to wear that. Yeesh! This kid is killing me.

Well that is it for me today. Thanks as always for stopping by and I am sorry for the delay in posting! Have a great rest of the day!!


Jason Core Dumpter said...

Cool post! Keep up the good work!

Paula Still said...

You are a hoot!!! Course I can't relate to cutting four instead of three sides and having to figure out a way to FIX the $%*@!($ thing instead of just starting over. I'm not that pig headed. Oh, and then I would NEVER EVER put off feeding my starving crying kid (with a howling dog in the background) while I try to figure out a way to FIX the %^&(#*@! thing from the previous FIX that didn't work like it was suppose to to begin with and then be reminded (by that same child) for the next 29 years on how I neglected and starved them!! I just can't relate to your problem. Sorry (LOL!!!)