Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fifth Avenue Floral Extra Long Box

Have you ever had to create a box for an item that was an odd shape? Recently, I was trying to create a box for some little ”gifties”, among them a 12” ruler. Well, I wanted to make an appropriate box, but alas the biggest size card stock Stampin’ Up! sells, is 12” x 12”. So to solve this problem, I took it on the diagonal. Yes, you can make a longer box if you are willing to think outside the box. My finished box measured 12-3/4” long x 2” wide x 1” deep. That means I needed a piece of 14-3/4” x 4” card stock. Of course this is not quite possible even on the diagonal, but if you are willing to work with triangular tabs for adhering the sides together it works. Then I created a spliced sliding cover. The splice is hidden under the card stock piece with the flower on it. Since the splice is hidden under this piece, nobody will ever know that is there. Well, there you go. More information than you ever wanted to know, because hopefully you will be smarter than me and buy smaller gifts.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Oval All; Paper: Build-a-bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II DSP, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Whisper White; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie; Punches: 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval, Scallop Oval; Pearl Jewels; Dimensionals.

Question from another website:
Would love to know how you did the inside box exactly. I get the outside slip cover, just confused on the inside box with the triangle tabs??

Thanks for your question. I just snapped a photo of the template I used for the base (see below). See how it fits on the diagonal of the 12 x 12 sheet. The 14-3/4” length doesn’t quite fit at the ends, but there is enough of a triangle for me to use for tabs. Does that make sense?

If you have a question, please leave me a comment and I will update my blog with your answer. Thanks for visiting!!


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