Monday, August 18, 2014

DIY Trinket Box

G'day everyone.  Sooooo, who's up for another tutorial???? Lol after last weeks efforts I wouldn't blame you, if you all turned tail and ran for the hills.  This week I am sharing my Mad About Scrappin Monday project.  My design kit this month was jam packed with some awesome goodies that included two Graphic 45 pads. Now I am not really a halloween type person and it isn't a holiday we Aussies generally celebrate, but the "An Eerie Tale" collection are so gorgeous and the prints are very versatile.  I decided to try my hand at creating a small trinket type box. 
This was my inspiration...

and this is what I created.  

Now mine is much smaller than the original, but really quite simple to make and here is how I did it.

I have used some light to medium weight chipboard.  Actually guys it was the back off an old 12x12 paper pad.  I have cut it to measure 4¼ inches wide.

Each of my box sections measure:-
  • base:-   4 ¼  by 3 ¼
  • back/spine:-  4¼ by 2 inches
  • Lid top 4¼ by 2¾ inches
  • small little flap for closure:- 4¼" x 1"

inner box pieces measure:- 

  • sides:- 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 ...cut two of these
  • front panel:- 4" x 1 7/8

I then cut some black card stock pieces to hinge my box pieces together. 

 They measured 1¼inch wide by 4¼ long. I scored these at ½ inch and 5/8.   I inked up all my raw edges with some Stazon - Jet Black and then adhered my hinges to my chipboard pieces - making sure I was just under the score line.

 This gives enough space to fold the box pieces without tearing or ripping the card stock.  

After hinging all my pieces together I them mat both sides of the raw chipboard and created a small hole to house my magnet.

With these outer sections done,  I moved onto creating the inner box sections.
  I cut some more black card stock to cover my inner box pieces.  It measures 
4" x 11¾". 
I have used my Tim holtz ruler as a guide for the placement of these pieces.  I have left 1/8th of an inch gap between each piece and have pre- cut some mats to cover the inside panels with.  
  Once the glue has dried I have very scored my edges and very gently worked these folds so that I could wrap my panels with out my cardstock ripping.
 I have also cut away some of  my cardstock so that when I fold my panels these pieces will be less bulky when it comes to gluing to the base of my box.
 I then gently worked the folds between each panel.
  I have folded and glued the top down. 
Once I had glued my tabs in place and formed the sides of my box. 
 I then used white glue to adhere them to that out base and spine of the box.
    I have also attached my other magnet piece for the closure.  
Once all the glue is dry the box is ready for covering and decorating.

I love how this cute little box turned out :)  As you can see by the photo's below it is quite small.
.....and as usual, here are her glamour shots....
 Doesn't she look so cute!!!
These gorgeous paper flowers that I have used on the lid can be found here. 

I want send Leanne a big THANK YOU for adding these gorgeous papers in my kit.  I have just loved working with them.  I have a few leftover to create a little mini album.  I am thinking a cute little pocket and tag style mini would be just the thing.  Come back next week guys to see how it turned out!!
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Well everyone, that is it from me for this week.  It was another long post this week, hope you all made it to the end :) and that these instructions were a little easier to follow.  
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