Monday, September 29, 2014

Star Box

I've been struggling for a number of weeks to make a star box that opens i.e. has a bottom and a lid.  For some reason, my efforts produced a pretty pathetic star box.
I viewed the video that SU made - but that did not show the option of a box that opened.  A number of other demonstrators have made boxes that opened and indicated how they did it, but I still had difficulties.
Finally I got it! (I'm a slow learner I guess)

I made the box using the largest of the star framelits.  Because I used cardstock (Real Red), I cut 2 stars for the top and 2 stars for the bottom and glued them together - just to give the box a little strength.

Bottom: I cut 2 pieces of Baked Brown sugar 2 by 11".  This was scored at 1", and then every 1 11/16" from the 1" mark along the vertical side; also 1 3/8" along the long side. 

Check out the SU video on the basics of making a box:

Lid: I cut 2 pieces of Baked Brown surgar 2 by 11.  This was scored at 1" and then every 1 3/4" from the 1" mark along the vertical side; also 1 3/8" on the long side.

I also got some really good information from Judy May's blog here although my measurements are slightly different from hers.

Stamps:Bright and Beautiful
Inks: Versa Mark, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar (on edges of flower)
Papers: Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, silver glimmer paper
Accessories: Star framelits, Blossom petal punch (to make rose), White satin ribbon, small star punch, hot glue gun, red ribbon (around edges of box), white embossing powder

After I finished the bottom and lid of the box, I cut 2 extra real red stars, and adhered them to the inside of the bottom and the lid (to neaten up the inside).


Deborah said...

Your box turned out beautifully, Maria! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it. :)

Bandon, Oregon said...

Your Star Box is Wonderful!! Thank You so much for sharing...


geishagonzalez said...

hi i will like to know how do you call that type of adhesive you used to glue the star the red one

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