The theme for this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is ‘Favourite Tool’ and I must say I was stuck for choice to begin with, as I love so many of our tools, but in the end I decided I would be lost without my trusty Paper Trimmer, so decided to make this Diagonal Lid Box to demonstrate just how useful a little paper trimmer can be.
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I love making gift boxes, and this diagonal lid box is just a little bit different, but still very easy to make, once you have got the measurements sussed! I must say this took me a few goes, but I have all the measurements here for you, so you won’t need to work it out like I did!
To make the box, you will need a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock, for the inner, and a piece of coloured cardstock for the outer. I chose Balmy Blue as it paired beautifully with the papers from the Regency Park Designer Series Paper pack. Cut your thick white card to 7 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ and then score it on all four sides, firstly at just under 1″ and then at 1 15/16 of an inch. The 16ths of an inch are the smallest lines on the imperial line.
Cut away the outer three squares on each side, and turn the one remaining square into a tab, which you will then glue and stick to make a box. Notch the outer flaps and then tuck them in on themselves to make a reinforced box base.
The Balmy Blue piece is cut to 9 13/16″ x 5 1/4″, and is scored on the long side at 2 1/4″, 3 1/4″, 6 9/16″ and 7 9/16″. It is scored on the short side at 1″ on either side. Cut away the centre flaps, on either side, then taper the four outer flaps so that you can create the diagonal lid box. See the template below. (Not to scale!!)
You can now assemble the outer section by creating the tabs from the square sections and gluing it to the inner edge. Then all you need to do is add your white base inside the outer section and gently close the diagonal lid on both sides.
To decorate, I used the Stylish Shapes dies and the Petal Park bundle, in Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam. The sentiment was from the Easter Bunny stamp set, perfect for a little treat box like this.
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