Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hinged Box Tutorial

Hi all!

Many thanks to those of you who left comments on my blog post last week that featured a hinged box. If you missed it, check it out here. I heard your request for a tutorial loud and clear!





When I first saw this box, I was attracted to its unique presentation. I attempted a few of these boxes following a couple different tutorials, but didn't like the end product so started playing around to make modifications and this is what I came up with.

This box really goes together quite easily. The pattern can be adapted to fit any size cards. You first want to measure your envelope, then add 1/4" to allow some wiggle room in the box. Your next measurement will depend on how many cards you want to add to the box. My box fits 4 A2 cards with envelopes and is 1" high.
   
                 My envelope measures 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
                        4 1/2" + 1/4" + 2" (1" for each side of the box) = 6 3/4"
                        5 3/4" + 1/4" + 2" = 8"
                 For the top pieces, I divided my 8" measurement by 2 and added 1/16" and also added 1/16" to my 6 3/4" measurement.

The card stock measurements for the box I made in the tutorial are:

6 3/4" x 8"
4 1/16" x 6 13/16" - you need 2 of these
4 5/8" x 1" - you need 2 of these

So, cut your card stock and follow along!



If you have any questions on the directions, give a shout. I'd also greatly appreciate your feedback on the tutorial. I'm new to videos and am looking for ways to improve.




In the video I talked about aligning the card stock to the outside of the track. If you look at the center of the box in the photo below, you'll see there's a wee bit of an overhang onto the side of the box. If you cut too close to the center, you lose that overhang and that's the look that I don't like. There is a reason for my persnicketiness - is that a word??



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8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Sue!! I can't wait to watch the tutorial!

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  2. Awesome box and you did a fabulous job on the video. Are you sure it was only the second video you did? :) Thank you, Sue!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, and yes, it is video #2. Enjoy your paper escapes!

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  3. Sue, I'm just seeing this...love what you did with the box! Thanks for sharing with everyone!

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  4. I'm a little slow reading this. But, it was worth the wait! You did awesome job with the video. No one else wants to ask, so I will. "Would you please list supplies and measurements in your post?" I do have an easier time of making these if I have the measurements and supplies listed. This also allows me to make my project with you. How fun is that? I really did enjoy your video. Great job for only your 2nd time.

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    1. Hi Gloria, the cardstock measurements are listed in the post, but here they are:
      6 3/4" x 8"
      4 1/16" x 6 13/16" - you need 2 of these
      4 5/8" x 1" - you need 2 of these

      Hope that helps. Happy holidays to you and yours!!

      Sue

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  5. Congratulations on a job well done! Happy Holidays!

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