Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Box

Last Saturday I went to a class held by Sara, Jan and Hazel. One of the projects was to make an envelope box using the simply scored board. I've avoided making envelopes for the last twelve years but the board makes it so easy. Thanks ladies!

Start with a 12 x 12 sheet of card on the diagonal board. Score at 4 1/2 and 6 inches as shown below. 

Turn the card by 90 degrees and score again. Repeat until all four sides are scored. It should look like this.

I've shaded the areas that need to be cut and removed. I've highlighted in pink where you need to cut along two of the lines.

It should now look like this.

I've written on the picture below but its a bit small to see so I will try to explain. The pointed bit at the top is going to be the top flap of your envelope box. The pointed bit at the bottom is going to be the bottom flap. I have marked two of the sides at the top edge with cross hatchings. This is to remove a 1/4 of an inch so the back of the box is a bit lower. You may wish to trim a bit more off but try taking this amount off first.

Crease along all the scored lines with a bone folder. You are now ready to start folding the box. Bring the side flaps in and fold the tabs in, as shown below.

Now fold the bottom flap up. I prefer to stick using wet glue so you have chance to get it all straight. Sorry about the print on the card but I've used the backing card from a pack of designer paper. Your box is now ready to decorate.

I hope the instructions are easy to follow. Please leave me feedback and let me know if I have made any mistakes. Its also nice to know I'm not talking to myself too - lol


  1. brilliant cheryl, i will have a go at this, i'm a bit like you, dont like doing envelopes and boxes - mainly because they never seem to turn out well for this does look easy - and the instructions are good to follow, will let you know how i get on.
    Andrea x

  2. Yes, please let me know how you get on.

    C x

  3. I've pointed a few people in your direction (well your blog) - for this tutorial - well done!!

  4. Thanks Kate. Its nice to know I'm not talking to myself.
    I do hope people find it useful.
    I have been inspired by looking at other blogs to its nice to give something back.

    Cheryl x