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Good Evening ya’ll……

I have had several people interested in a tute on the TEA BOX that I created here:

~~~ Remember, All pictures are ‘clickable’ to make larger size ~~~


Well, first, I gotta tell ya why I am going to post the Thursday Tute on Wednesday evening…. Yesterday, my DH was at work (he’s a carpenter) and he fell off a scaffolding and was hurt quite badly.    We have been nursing him back to health all day and it looks like it may take a few days to get him back to par.   We are not quite sure, but we think he has a broken rib or two.   Unfortunately, we have no health insurance and his employer is balking because he was not wearing a harness, so we are fighting to have it claimed as a workman’s comp claim.

Soooooo.. I need to post this tonight as we have no idea what tomorrow is going to bring.

Here is what you will need:

1 piece of cardstock cut to 10 1/4″ x 8 1/4″

1 piece of designer paper (heavy is best) cut to 6 1/4″ x 4 3/4″

scoring blade

sticky tape

border punch (if desired)

stamps and etc to decorate

Optional: I used a piece of velcro as a fastener for the lid, but it is not required

Step 1:  Score the 10 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ sheet as follows:

Short side:  at 2 1/4″ and 6″

Long side:  at 4″ and 6 1/4″

Step 2:  Cut the middle tabs as shown in the example pic.


Apply sticky tape to the OUTSIDE.


Step 3:  Fold the tabs into either side (makes no difference) and adhere.

Step 4:  Apply sticky tape to the INSIDE of the outside tabs as shown in the example pic


Step 5:  Fold the box sides up and secure tightly.


Step 6:   Score the  6 1/4″  x  4 3/4″ designer paper as follows:

Short side:  1 1/4″ and 3 3/4″

Long side:   1 1/4″ and 5″

Step 7:   Cut out the small tabs as shown in the example pic (marked with X)


Step 8:   Punch your border as desired.


Step 9:   Cut the small tabs in from the sides to the score lines as shown in the example pic.


Step 10:  Apply sticky tape to the tabs and fold in.

Step 11:  Apply sticky tape to the small back tab (this will adhere to the back of your box).

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Step 12:  Assemble lid to your box.


Step 13:  Decorate as desired!


Fill your box with tea bags or coffee samples and send to a friend! :)~

I would love to see the boxes you create… please link back here so I can see your creations!!


Ok, back to nursing the injured man… :)~   Hope you all have a wonderful evening!

~~~ Holly ~~~

11 Responses to “~ A Thursday Tutorial…….On Wednesday?~”

  1. on 04 Feb 2009 at 22:05Traci Major

    Holly, this is so cute…You know from stamp club I am not good with boxes…but I appreciate the tutorial!
    Hope your DH gets well soon!!
    Traci M

  2. on 04 Feb 2009 at 22:25marisa (whiterockmama)

    Thanks for the tute. So sorry to hear about your DH’s injury! Hope he heals quickly and things work out favorably.

  3. on 04 Feb 2009 at 22:39Kathy (Wattle)

    Thanks for the tutorial Holly – I have only just started making boxes and I’m going to have to give this a go!!

    I am horrified to hear about your poor DH!!!! What dreadful news, I hope he will get better soon and everything works out. Your health system is very different to ours.

  4. on 04 Feb 2009 at 22:39Ellie Augustin

    (((HUGGSSS))) to you darling you are so wonderful to think of us when you are suppose to be w/your DH and giving him some love. I hope he feels better ASAP… I must ask where do you get all your amazing ideas! I can not even begin to even “try” to make something like these amazing creations! I can’t wait until you make the tutorial for the 2nd part to the Desk accessories!

    Hugs and blessing to you…

  5. on 05 Feb 2009 at 00:38MakiJ

    Oh, no!! I hope he feels better soon. I’m praying for him and you.

    The box is awesome!! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for the great tutorial, too!

  6. on 05 Feb 2009 at 07:34Tracy Harp

    Holly, tell Don that Greg and I are lifting him up in prayer today! The great physician will take card of him!

  7. on 05 Feb 2009 at 08:50Monica

    Oh dear Holly! Sorry to hear of your husband’s accident! I hope all will be okay. Sending prayers your way…

  8. on 05 Feb 2009 at 09:22teresa chapman

    Oh no Holly. I’m so sorry to hear about your DH. I hope he’s on the mend quickly. Thanks for taking the time to post this tutorial … now get back to your injured hubby 🙂



  9. on 05 Feb 2009 at 11:50Elizabeth S.

    Thank you for the tutorial. Hope your husband heals vety quickly.

  10. on 06 Feb 2009 at 16:41Mandy Cheshire

    Great box! So pretty! And a GREAT tutorial!!

  11. on 06 Feb 2009 at 18:41abmurray

    Hey there Holly! I got my tea holder done! Hope DH is feeling better and you too!

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