Sunday, June 5, 2016

Catching up...

Finally getting around to posting a pattern and instructions on how to make this little box:

Start by cutting 2 pattern pieces along the solid lines and fold along dotted lines.  Apply double stick tape to top edge of cover (below, left)....and 4 tabs of box (below, right).  Stamp image of girl (from cling set, Special Day MC-61) onto center section of box cover...and cut out "window".  Next stamp, color and cut out image of girl, bird and banner (banner is from cling set, Enjoy Today MC-60).  Also, cut a 2" x 2" piece of acetate and apply double stick tape to all 4 edges.

 Form box by folding all four sides up and adhere to tab at each corner.  Glue the colored images of the girl and bird onto the stamped image on the box cover.  Add banner with some double stick foam dots.

 Flip cover piece over and tape the piece of acetate behind the cut out window:

 Wrap cover around the box and hold closed with the double stick tape:

Here's a slight variation...add a little "shoji" door to the top of the box (pattern for shoji door also included):

 Cut out shoji door and glue a piece of vellum paper behind it.  Mount shoji door on thin strips of double stick foam.  Use double stick foam again to raise the image of the girl.  Kimono girl and sakura flowers are from cling set, Arigato CL-20

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