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  • How to make a box from A4 card

    Here are 19 pictures showing how to make a box from A4 card. The middle size that you draw around can be whatever size you like as long as you have enough of a border around for the depth of box you wish to make. Hope this helps

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    and the other 10

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    • #3
      That is great! Thank-you for sharing it with us! Have you got any finished piccies of your creations?!

      I love boxes, I have to confess that I cheat though - my lovely robo cuts them for me and puts dashed lines for the folds, so all I have to do is stick them together! How did i survive without my robo lol?!

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      • #4
        That sounds much easier! I'm afraid I couldn't work out how to put instructions above each piccie, but I hope the step by step method is clear enough to work out what needs doing . I haven't made too many boxes and the ones I have made have gone to new homes now, along with the cards inside, mostly bookatrix. It's definitely useful to know how to make a box especially if you do decoupage for example. I prettied mine up by trimming around the sides with strips of card, sticky ribbon, bows and/or sticky gems - you'll have a beautiful finishing touch to your crafty creation
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        • #5
          ah thank you so much nettie
          I was looking at the box maker today in hobbycraft , I'd seen the envelope one and didn't realise they did a box one as well
          might have to invest in one
          what tool is that you use ???
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          • #6
            Thanks sunrise . Well, the purple box maker comes with its own scoring tool, but to be quite honest I thought it was terrible. The tip was too sharp and the purple plastic seemed to wear off and mark the card. So after investing in a few Glitter Girl boards they advise on using a 5mm ball tool, that white glittery one in the picture, which I think is great and seems to be just the right size to fit into the grooves of any other scoring board without being either too big or too small. (type in glitter girl ball tool) The white flat thing is a bone folder. The purple tool that comes with the board is supposed to do this too but again I found it didn't work for me and tore the card as I ran it along the edge of any card. My bone folder has a lovely smooth edge and makes beautiful sharp creases, once you've used one of these I don't think you'll go back to a different one. I got mine off....ebay....and specifically looked at the close up piccies. It cost about £6 but well worth it. It's so good you can even use it to score down the channels, instead of the ball tool, without tearing the card. The ONly thing I'd say negative about this purple board is the size. It's exactly A4 size and I think if they could have made it a tiny bit longer you wouldn't have to slide the card up and down to see which channel you're in. Once you use one my little quibble will probably make more sense!! Anyhoo, glad I could help
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            • #7
              Do you make the lid the same size as the box? Or do you have to make the lid slightly bigger?
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              • #8
                Hi Bex, if you look at picture number 3, the pink one that says LID on it, there's some tiny writing that says '2mm wider'. Whatever size you do this base item shape, make this shape 2mm wider to allow the lid to be bigger. But this is only one method of making a box. If you follow the directions in the leaflet that comes with the purple board then the channels marked 'lid' and 'base' have already allowed for this. My method is sort of combining the two - put anything on the base card (ie a pen, a ruler, a pencil sharpener, a packet of sweets), draw around it closely with straight lines for the base but add on 2mm for the lid, using the purple scoring board for the scoring channels only. Or if you want to make standard size boxes to go with your standard size cards and envelopes then just follow the instructions in the leaflet. To be quite honest if you use my method you don't really need the scoring board at all, but I use it because it keeps the card straight and has the scoring channels measured exactly 1cm apart plus I can go back to the leaflet and do standard size boxes too. Basically, as long as you have a ruler, pencil, scoring tool and a scissors you can make a box. I hope I've explained it ok
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                • #9
                  That is so clever and yet, so simple! Thanks for the tut.
                  Gail x

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