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toyzhaven-box-tutorial-001.jpg  What you will need:

                                    2 pieces of cardstock cut 7 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches

                                      (for the box)

                                    1 piece of coordinating cardstock cut 6 1/4  x  3 5/8 inches

                                      (for lid)

                                   1 piece of coordinating cardstock 8 1/2 x 1 inch

                                      (for strap)

                                   2  1 inch circles (optional)

                                   2 brads

                                   sticky tape


                                   scoring blade

                                  Assorted cardstock / images for decorating

toyzhaven-box-tutorial-002.jpg   Step 1:  Score your box pieces at 1 1/2 inches on each of the 7 1/2 inch sides.  Score again at 1 1/2 inches on the 7 1/4 inch side.  

  toyzhaven-box-tutorial-003.jpg  Step 2:  Cut along the scorelines on both pieces as shown.  (Note: it’s better to cut UP from the bottom as this will reinforce the bottom of your box).

  toyzhaven-box-tutorial-004.jpg  Step 3:  This is important!  On the piece you designate as the back piece (you choose), you will want o cut a 1/16 inch strip off the top (the side that isn’t scored) as this will ensure that the box fits snuggly together and lines up properly.

  toyzhaven-box-tutorial-005.jpg   Step 4:  Apply sticky tape to the flaps and fold under to make each 1/2 box.  

toyzhaven-box-tutorial-006.jpg  Step 5:  Line the 3 inside edges of the front piece with sticky tape and slide them together.  I position the pieces together so they line up properly, then smooth them out from the inside.

toyzhaven-box-tutorial-007.jpg Step 6:  Score your box top piece at 1 inch on all four sides.

toyzhaven-box-tutorial-008.jpg  Step 7:  Cut corners to create flaps as shown.  Apply adhesive and assemble.

 toyzhaven-box-tutorial-009.jpg  Step 8:  Assemble strap as shown and affix to box with a brad.  This allows the strap to swivel… making it easy to remove the box lid.    (Ignore the black cardstock here.. I just used it so you could see what I was doing 🙂 )

toyzhaven-box-tutorial-010.jpg  Step 9: Decorate your box!

for-the-bride-box.jpg   That’s it!  Happy creating 🙂 

Deets on this box:

Stamps: Wild Rose DD, Fancy Flexible Phrases

Colors: Basic Black, Real Red, GP White, Chocolate Chip, Infuse DP

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Regal Rose, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive

Accessories: brads, ribbon, dimensionals, scallop circle punches, oval punches, birds & swirls EF, scoring blade


They’re calling for a severe ice storm here tonight, so in anticipation of being out of power tomorrow, I thought I would get this posted today. 

 TFL!~ and have a blessed day.


17 Responses to “~Toy’s Haven Card Box Tutorial~”

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  2. on 04 Mar 2008 at 18:46Jackie (strappystamper)

    Thank you for the excellent tutorial! Your finished box is gorgeous!!

  3. on 04 Mar 2008 at 23:51Shanna Fudge

    Thanks again for taking the time to post this. TFS

  4. on 05 Mar 2008 at 06:08Sue B

    Holly – great tutorial. I’m wondering, though, if there’s two measurements that you typed incorrectly as I’ve just finished making one of your boxes and had to adjust it. Did you mean for the bottom of the box it should be 7 1/2 and not 7 1/5? Also for the lid, 6 3/4 made the lid for my box too long but 6 1/4 fit perfectly. Thanks again. Love the box.

  5. on 05 Mar 2008 at 06:27toyzhaven

    eek! Sue.. thanks for the heads up. You are right, I did make those typos! Thanks for the headsup! Fixing them now. You rock Sue!

  6. on 05 Mar 2008 at 12:29Jen

    Very cool and clever! Thanks for taking the time make the tutorial and to share!

  7. on 05 Mar 2008 at 15:19Misti

    Awesome! I love the box! I know you posted the dimensions of the cardstock before but this was great to see the whole process!! Thanks!

  8. on 05 Mar 2008 at 16:47Dawn E.

    Holly! This box rocks! I loved it when I saw it on SCS and was in awe of it…lol
    Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us! I hope to have some spare time later this week to work on it!!
    Hope the storm isn’t as bad as they are calling for. Stay warm and safe 😉

  9. on 05 Mar 2008 at 21:05Nancy

    What a beautiful box and great instructions. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. on 06 Mar 2008 at 00:33Regina

    I’m so glad I found your blog over at SCS!
    The box is so cute! Thanks for the intruction!

  11. on 07 Mar 2008 at 12:11Becky

    Thank you for this great tutorial and for adding the box lid to the instructions. I made one and posted it on my blog with a link to your blog and instructions. Thank you for sharing!

  12. on 11 Mar 2008 at 08:05Cele Schaffer

    I was wondering what correct measurements for top were if sides measure 7 1/2 x 7 1/4?

  13. on 17 Mar 2008 at 08:54Pat

    Thanks for posting this great tutorial. It seems very easy and thanks for sharing!

  14. on 26 Apr 2008 at 16:31Dawn E.

    Yah! I finally had a chance to try your tutorial! It is fabulous! I’ve kept the top lid at 6 3/4 long as the 6 1/4 was too small. Wonder if it depended what side was scored on the box itself. No matter…it worked wonderfully for me!!! hehe!
    Here is a link to mine. I was sure to give you credit and link them here! Thanks again…I can see me making TONS of these!

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  16. on 22 Jun 2008 at 23:56Ryan

    Oh!! It’s great toys box tutorial…Thanks for this post!!

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