Here are the measurements for the box on the left:
- 2 pieces of cardstock, one cut at 10 1/2 x 4 1/2 and one at 10 1/2 x 4 1/4. This will take two pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock or one piece of 12 x 12 piece.
- score the 10 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece at 4 and 4 1/2
- score the 10 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece at 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 7 1/2, 8, 10 and at 1/2" across one long side.
- cut out the small square at one end of the top piece shown here and cut up on the other short score lines up to the long 1/2" score line. Do NOT cut up on the last score line.
- Put glue on the flaps shown below. They are marked with white squiggles. You should use, Tombow, Fast Fuse or the Sticky Strip so that your box stays together well.
- Bring the sides of the box together, overlapping the edge that is glued. Then bring the bottom flap up and adhere to the other bottom pieces.
Turn your box over and lay it at the bottom of the other piece so that the edges match. Draw a pencil line where the top of the box will be. Then put strong adhesive on this piece from the line down to the bottom of the cardstock piece (where my white squiggles are). Lay your box back on and permanently attach.
- Cut 2 pieces of DSP to decorate the front of the box. Pieces are 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 and 4 1/4 x 3 1/2.
- Cut a belly band 1 x 11. Wrap around the box and glue together at the front. The decoration that you make for the belly band will cover the glued section, so no worries that it is showing now.
- Make an embellishment for the belly band, fill the box with cards, and slide the belly band on to close the box.
- The only difference I made for the second box is to change the size of the box flap so that you can get both the box and the flap out of an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. Both large pieces should be cut at 10 1/2 x 4 1/4. Scoring and everything else is the same. The one DSP piece will be slightly smaller also.
- Your flap will be slightly smaller than your box with these measurements, but it really doesn't look bad or show up much when it is all put together. It is your choice. Try both and see which you like best. It all comes down to saving a little cardstock.
- Here is how the box looks from the side, just to give you a different perspective.