Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tutorial: Shirt Box & Card


Lori created a fabulous gift, perfect not only for Father's Day but for the men in your life any time of year! See how she did it:

Supplies from Crafter's Companion US:



Directions:


Step 1: Position 11” edge of 11” x 17” Elegance cardstock against left side of The Big Score Board. Score at 1”, 4” and 9”.


Step 2: Turn the cardstock and place the other 11” edge against the left side of the scoring board. Score at 5”.


Step 3: Turn the cardstock and place the 17” edge against the left side of the scoring board. Score at 3”.


Step 4: Fold and crease all score lines with side of scoring tool.


Step 5: Cut and trim on score lines, as shown. Save the 3” x 1” piece to use on notecard. TIP: Snipping off a small angled bit on the smaller flaps helps the box fold together better.


Step 6: Apply glue (or strong adhesive tape) to flaps as shown. Assemble the side first, then to bottom flaps.

TIP: You don’t need to apply glue to the flaps all at the same time. Apply glue to the side strip first and assemble. Then apply the glue to bottom flaps as you are assembling the box bottom. It’s really just personal preference.


Step 7: Here is the assembled box.


Step 8: Cut a 5 1/8” x 7 1/8” white cardstock panel for the lid. Score at 1” on all four sides. Fold and crease all score lines with side of scoring tool.

TIP: Snipping off a small angled bit on the small corner flaps helps the lid fold together better.


Step 9: Apply glue (or strong adhesive tape) to the small corner flaps and assemble.


Step 10: To make a shirt collar, cut 5” x 1 1/4" white cardstock strip. Lightly mark with a pencil, as show in pic, at 1” from each edge on one side and 1 1/2” from each edge on the other side.


Step 11: Score, as shown in pic, to create angled folds. Erase pencil marks.


Step 12: Fold and crease the score lines to form the collar.


Step 13: To make a tie, cut 8” x 1 3/4" black cardstock strip. Trim to desired shape. Score along all the sides to create an embossed finished edge.

Cut a small strip of black cardstock to fold over the top of the tie - scoring along the sides to finish the edges.


Step 14: Adhere the small black strip over the top of the tie. Trim if needed.


Step 15: Adhere tie to the inside of white collar piece and attach to side of box lid with foam adhesive.

NOTE: Do not adhere the tie to the box, only the lid.


Step 16: To make notecard:

1. Create a 3” x 3” white notecard. (6” x 3” white cardstock scored in half)
2. Cut a 3” x 1 1/4" strip of black cardstock. Score along the 3” sides to create an embossed finished edge. Adhere to notecard.
3. Adhere 3” x 1” strip of Elegance cardstock on top of black strip. This is the saved cut-away piece from making the box.
4. Die-cut “Dad” from black cardstock. Adhere to notecard as shown in pic.

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