Monday, 16 August 2010

Little chocolate box

So... the Carousel Notes class at last! I will post the instructions for all four projects over the next few days. Note to demonstrators: it is not a good idea to do these four projects at a class – we ran WAY over time and three would have been plenty.  If you make all four of the Carousel Notes projects I am posting, you will use half a pack and one of the envelopes. So I will now be looking for envelope projects!

This box is really quite simple – but the problem with Carousel Notes is that they are circular, so you really have to pay attention to make sure you score in the right place. You need:

1 Pretty in Pink Carousel Note
16.5cm square of Chocolate Chip cardstock

First take your square of Chocolate Chip cardstock and score it at 5cm from each edge. Make four cuts: see diagram for where to cut – you cut along the solid lines and score along the dotted lines. You are not cutting any cardstock away, just making cuts.

After stamping your Carousel Note, place it on a piece of grid paper, making sure it is “square” up to the edges (not easy with a round piece of cardstock). You will notice, however, that you can make two scallops sit on the bottom edge and two butt up to the side. If you do this, all will become easier. You need to score from the left edge at about 4cm in – we counted the scallops, so that eight of them were at the left of the score line. Hope that makes sense. Score at the same distance from the right edge, then again from the top and bottom edges.

You will see that you have the same pattern of score lines as on your Chocolate Chip piece. Make four cuts in the same places.

Now you can assemble the box and lid. Fold along the score lines, folding in the same direction each time. For the Chocolate Chip base, make sure that the largest flap is on the outside, hiding the fact that the inside flaps don’t meet. The lid is more straightforward; just fold them in and adhere.

You’re almost there – just tie a length of Chocolate Chip ribbon around the whole thing and knot. The small tags are just glued on underneath the knot.

Stamps: Bird on a Branch, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Carousel Notes, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Jewelry Tag punch

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  1. What a cute box! I love the pink and brown together - what a sweet and sassy colo(u)r combination. ;)

  2. Love these little boxes and LOVE the colour combo! CC


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