Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Chipboard Box Tutorial

So i have made a couple of these cute boxes now so i thought i'd show you how to make one.
Materials
Chipboard (Mountboard)cut at the following size
Lid 1 1/2 x 4 1/8 (4 pieces) 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 (4 pieces)
Base 4 x 2 (1 pieces) 4 x 4 (1 pieces)
Take the set for the lid and place them on your chosen patterned paper or card stock, (This will be the inside pattern), with the square piece in the middle and the sides butted up to the middle square. Cut around them leaving a slight edge.
Using a good quality wet glue, cover the patterned paper. Lay out your pieces again, making sure they are touching and that you have smoothed out all the air bubbles. Set aside to dry.
Repeat the same process with the base pieces. Set aside to dry. Once both pieces are dry, trim off the excess paper right, up to the edges of the chipboard. You should be able to bend into a rough box shape, pattern facing in.
Now for the outside.
Lay down your covered piece onto a piece of patterned paper. Leave at least a ½” gap around the edge. Use the covered piece as a template and trace around with a pencil onto the patterned paper. Next take a ruler and add a ½” to the top of all the side pieces. Leave a ½” on either side of just one set of sides. Cut out
Cover the paper with glue. Holding the box formed, add it to the middle square of the glued paper. Push the side paper with the extra ½” top and side onto the chipboard. You will see why the need for the extra side piece now, as it wraps onto the chipboard either side. Do the same on the opposite side.
Now you can add the remaining side pieces to hide the overlaps. Clip the corners and fold in the top over hanging pieces to finish. Use clamps or bull dog clips to secure until completely dry.
Repeat the exact same process with the lid (TOP TIP) if using very thick chipboard, increse the size of the lid dimensions by a couple of mm or the lid wont fit the base and you will split the sides, Lesson learnt the hard way).
Once dry, take a bone folder and carefully run around all the edges to give a nice embossed edge look. Distress and ink the edges when dry. And here is the finished box complete with a gift tag and matching card. The papers are Docraft Capsule collection.
And Head on over to my other blog, Stampin Gal Sarah to see part 2 which is a variation on this chipboard box.
TFL
Sarah

7 comments:

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. The box looks stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

Thank you for the tutorial, an amazing box. xx

Doreen said...

Wow love this...great tutorial.xxx

Kate M said...

Fabulous tutorial - might give this one a go!!
Kate
xx

Erika said...

Sarah great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Erika.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fab tutorial and a stunning box and card
Lindsay xx

Candace said...

Great tutorial, just love the yellow flower on top of the first box