Monday, 7 April 2008

Claudia's Box Challenge!

Hi everyone! Some fabulous scalloped and zig zag cards from you all last week! Thanks so much for joining us! This weeks challenge is one of Claudia's tutorials! It looks a little complicated at first glance but do have a try as once you start putting it together it's quite easy! The design team have come up with some fantastic idea's for your inspiration!

Claudia: Todays challenge for you is to create a big box out of 2 sheets of paper. Don't worry it is very easy. I will give you 2 scoring measurements to give you as much freedom as possible on what you can use this box. The first measurements are perfect for the small US size cards (you can use the box to add like 10 cards with envelopes as a present) the bigger size box is for the size cards i make my Magnolia cards. You can also use this box sort of as a nice decorated file folder box for your stamped images you got from friends.
It's all up to your imagination - think outside the box :-)



You will need:
2 sheets of 8.5 x 11 cardstock
Hint: 1 sheet will make half of the box (look at pic no 2 this will help)

Small version
Score Vertically at 4 3/4 (this devides the top of the box from the bottom)
Score Horizontally at 5 3/4 and at 9 1/2.
You are left with a 1 1/2 inch tab that you use to glue the two sheets togehter. You will need to cut the bottom corner off (see pic below for cutting)

Bigger version
Score Vertically at 6"
Score Horizontally at 6.5 / 10"

Hint: when you glue box together make sure that the tab is at the inside of your box and fold the smaller bottom parts first in and than the bigger one on top- this will give you a nice box on the outside.
Decorate your box.
This is how half of your box will look like. Now simply attach the other half of your box with double sided tape on the flap.
Enjoy!

As you can see, Mandy has made a lid for her box too! You can see how she did this on her blog!
Mandy


Dawn


Andrea


Nikki


Steph

38 comments:

Terrie B x said...

beautiful creations from the Team:)Might have to have a go at this one:)x

tiina38 said...

Hi! This is my box for challenge!
Thanks for looking!
http://tiina38.vuodatus.net/blog/1231622

Have a nice week!
t.tiina38

Anesha said...

Thanks Claudia for a fantastic challenge. The design team's boxes are just wonderful, I love them all.
Here is my attemp, hope you like it.
http://skippereva.blogspot.com/

Jilli said...

Love the teams designs. Here's mine ...

http://jillispaiges.blogspot.com/

TFL

Beth said...

That was fun! Thanks for the tutorial, my box is on my blog, thanks for looking!

Sally said...

oooo this is different!

i'd had a go! and mine is:

HERE

Tarasdesigns said...

Wow, I was a bit scared by this challenge, but it's so easy to make!!!

My attempt is on my blog http://tarasdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/04/papertake-weekly-claudias-box-challenge.html

Tara x

Rosie said...

Lovely examples ladies - as ever!! Simple to make, a little tricksy to assemble, but it was fun!! Thank you, Claudia!

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/claudias-fluorescent-box/

Enfys said...

What fabulous creations the DT have come up with, mine is on my blog.

NattyK said...

Another great tutorial, I have added mine to my blog.

Natalie x

Jukie said...

Great tutorial! I had so much fun making mine!

Jukies Blog

ScrapMetal said...

Wow, today I bled for my art! You Ladies sure made it look easy though. Fab tutorial and creations.

My box can be found here


Lorraine

Jilli said...

Ladies, do not look at "Zololkis" its not a blogspot its an xpenprotect thingy that scans your pc!

Beryl said...

This is my box for the challenge. It's a terrific way to make a good deep box. Thanks for the instructions.
http://wlpandivascraft.blogspot.com/2008/04/box-challenge.html
Beryl xx

Jennifer Buck said...

These are adorable! Thanks for the great tutorial! Take care and have a great day! :)

gina said...

Fantastic challenge and stunning examples from the DT, mine is now on my blog
Gina xx

Wenche said...

Great Challenge!

Here is my entry

Jo said...

fab challenge and beautiful DT examples *claps*

Here's mine

debby4000 said...

Fantastic tutorial Claudia, great examples DT.
here's mine
http://debby4000.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunny-surrey.html

Susie Blackwell said...

Ive cheated a bit and made mine 1/2 the size,but still used two pieces of CS!

http://whiteribboncards.blogspot.com/2008/04/here-is-my-entry-for-claudias-challenge.html

Susie xx

Jilly said...

Great Tutorial and Lovely examples by the design team
My attempt is here
http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/2008/04/claudias-box-challenge.html

Ann Whitfield said...

Thank you for the tutorial and a great challenge. Here's mine:
http://craftblogspiritofcreativity.blogspot.com/2008/04/box-challenge.html

elisa said...

Fantastic challenge this week.I have put my attempt on my blog.
http://cardsbyelisa.blogspot.com/2008/04/gift-box.html

All Pink girl said...

What ever you do DO NOT OPEN THE FENRIDAL COMMENT ,XXX

cats whiskers said...

What a smashing challenge, the Dt made some great boxes.
Heres my effort
Jacqui
http://jacqui47/blogspot.com

Han said...

I loved this challenge great inspiration from the DT. Mine is on my blog xx

Sarah said...

A great challenge! Fab designs by the DT! I will have a go and post back later.
xx :0)

Ella Bella said...

fab challenge and a great tutorial here is mine hope you like it :)
http://ellabella08.blogspot.com/

Aura said...

Here is mine!! I loved everyones cute designs and creativity. My pictures didnt turn out the greatest but owell. Thanks for the great challenge!!!

www.auraofdesign.blogspot.com

tracey said...

here is mine thanks for the challenge i will defo be making more
http://traceyscraftingadventure.blogspot.com/

Bee said...

mine is on my blog now, these boxes will come in very hand, a great tutorial.

PaperDaisies said...

Loving the work of the design team. I also loved 'the challenge' of this challenge as it was new technique for me. Thank you Claudia. Have a great weekend

Sarah said...

Here's my entry for the challenge!

http://fluffscreations.blogspot.com/2008/04/papertake-weekly-challenge-box.html

xx :0)

Jo said...

Late again!!! Thanks Claudia for the tutorial. Mine's on my blog.

belinda said...

hi, here is my box, that was fun! It's realy nice to make one of these. Thanks to mandy for the lit!!

http://belindasscrapthings.blogspot.com/2008/04/selfmade-box.html

Fae said...

Just found your challenges so thought I would have a go! Was a bit nervous as me & measurements don't go together very well but it turned out okay! Here's the link -

http://faeryscrapper.typepad.com/faery_scrap_tales/2008/04/its-a-box.html

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Great tutorial by Claudia - lovely DT examples.

carole said...

Great tutorial by Claudia - lovely DT examples.

http://stardustgemsandribbon.wordpress.com