Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving Place Card Box Tutorial

I received an email this past week for the directions for the place card box from THIS post. I quickly read the email, but I accidently deleted it...ugh! I think it was from someone named Phyllis. So if Phyllis is out there...this is for you. Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. The good news is that these little boxes are quick and easy to make, so you still have time before the holidays! Here goes my first tutorial with pictures. (Just click on the photograph for a better view.)

1. Start with a piece of 11" x 6" card stock.
2. Score the longer side at 4-1/2" and 6-1/2".

3. Score the shorter side at 1-1/4" and 4-3/4".

If you are using a Scor-Pal, line the card stock up with the arrow between the 3" and 4" mark and then score at 5", turn your card stock, line it up at the arrow again and score at 5" again.

4. Now, with scissors or your paper trimmer, cut the 4 score lines 4-1/2" up at each 1-1/4" mark.

5. Cut 2-1/2" off each of the four 1-1/4" strips.

6. This is what your cardstock should look like now (fingers crossed).

7. Fold the side flaps in and then secure. I used Provo Craft's Terrifically Tacky Tape.

8. Fold the front and back flaps up and hold, punch a hole in both, and then tie together with ribbon.

Clear as mud...right?! I do hope this helps. This box idea came from my friend Lauren Salzberg. Let me know how your creations come out if you try these. I'd love to see them! I mounted a front panel with Storage Units, Ink and More's Indian Maiden on my original one, but I bet these would look wonderful with randomly stamped images on the card stock even before you begin scoring and cutting. I think I'll use this sample one for Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a fabulous tutorial Kimberly, Thanks so much for sharing and will bookmark this for future. Hugs, Nikki x

Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS tutorial! This would make a many CUTE things! TFS!

Stamp and Smile said...

Fun idea! Thank for showing the tutorial on this. I'm always looking for non-card ideas! Smiles :)

Regina said...

Excellent tutorial! I think I just might have to try this!

Nancy Ward said...


Today (December 5) I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward

Tammy said...

Thanks for the tut!
I can't wait to try it out.