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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spider Box Tutorial

Thank you so much to everyone who left such sweet comments and for the emals I received with respect to a tutorial for my spider box. Just want to make note that I got this idea to make a card in a box from blogland. This Spider box is my original creation. Here's what you will need to make my spider box.
3 3/4" X 12" orange cardstock (box)
5" X 5 3/4" black cardstock (drawer)
3 1/4" X 4 1/2" purple cardstock
2 3/4" X 3 5/8" green cardstock
2 1/2" X 3 3/8" white cardstock
2 3/4" X 3 1/2" black cardstock
2 1/2" X 3 1/4" white cardstock
4 flourish punchouts
1 3/4" black circle
1/2" white circles (2)
1/4" black circles (2)
2 1/2" black grosgrain ribbon (1/4")
Strong adhesive
With the purple cardstock, cut out the scalloped rectangle using the largest of the scalloped nesties. Layer the green cardstock (2 3/4" X 3 5/8") and white cardstock (2 1/2" X 3 3/8") and stamp your sentiment. Set aside.
Layer the white cardstock (2 1/2" X 3 1/4") on top of the black cardstock (2 3/4" X 3 1/2") and stamp the sentiment.
The card/box. Using your orange cardstock 3 3/4" X 12", score at 3", 4 1/4", 7 1/4", 8 1/2" and 11 1/2". Put a piece of adhesive along the skinny strip after the 11 1/2" score line as shown below.
Oops! a little mixed up here. Sorry for the screw up. For some reason, I can't move my photos around like I used to, so let's just create the spider now...put the orange cardstock on the side for now...
Here are the pieces you will need to create the spider. One 1 3/4" black circle, Four flourish punches, two 1/2" white circles, two 1/4" black circles.
I wanted to show you the punch I used and what I did to the punched flourish. Here's the punch and the punched out flourish.
I trimmed off the bottom swirl so it will look like the swirl on the left. I adhered the four "legs" to the back of the 1 3/4" circle (spider body) and adhered the 1/4" circles to the 1/2" circles to make the eyes...here's the finished spider.
Okay...back to the box! Sorry about that. I guess Mr. Spider was so excited to make his debut - haha! You are going to join the end that you applied the adhesive to make the box part.
This is what worked best for me. I lined up the end with the adheive to the score line. The flap on your left is what's going to be your "card". It will make alot of sense to you to follow this tutorial with your pieces already cut and scored, promise!
This is what it will look like when you're done.
This is a view so you can see that little strip that had the adhesive. I wanted you to see the placement. You can also see the top flap folded down.
The "drawer". Using your black cardstock (5" X 5 3/4"), score 1" on all four sides. Cut from the edge to the score line on all four corners as shown. Add adhesive to each corner as shown.
Assemble your drawer.
This is the finished drawer.
Slide your drawer into the box as shown.
Place adhesive on the top of the flap as shown below.
Here is how you add the ribbon under the card top...as you can see from my photo, I totally forgot to add this on! The ribbon is to assist you to lift the flap open to see the message is optional. I like it with the ribbon.
Add the spider on the top card and it's all done! Not too bad huh?!
Here's a view of what it looks like when you open the "card" or top flap to reveal the message.
I'm sure you could make the appropriate adjustments to create any size box. Please tell me how you liked my tutorial. Also, please share with me your creation using this tutorial. I'd love to see it! Thank you for your visit and for your confidence in me by asking for this tutorial!


Tammy said...

This is crazy cute. I was hopping you'd do a tutorial and tada! You did one.
I'm off to give it a try.
Hope you are doing well.

Amy said...

Your box looks super. I am going to give it a try as well. Mahalo for sharing.

Michele said...

Thanks for the tutorial Teri...it's great!! Can't wait to try one of these. Have a wonderful day!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Teri. Your tutorial had lots of pics which was so helpful. Will try it soon for another occasion.

Waipahu CBDO dba Waipahu Community Coalition said...

thanks for the tutorial Teri- hopefully I can make it soon! Take care!

Joy said...

love the tutorial! this is a great box and love the spider! I should try this...but you know me...I'm a hands on kind of person so if I do it with you...then I'll actually make one...*hint* hint* hahaha! hope you have a good day! maybe see you =)

Jodi said...

Love your tutorial Teri!! I will consider this idea for my next big crafting thing. =)
Jodi =)

Rita said...

What an AWESOME idea...how clever, I luv it!!! Your spider is too cute!

MC said...

What a cute box! Thanks for the tutorial and sharing your ideas!

Islander Girl said...

OMG, THANK YOU SISTA!!!! Love it and I may make this for one of my craft fair projects!!! You da best!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so fun and cute.

Jennifer said...

Cute idea! Thanks, I need to try this.

joni h said...

wow, teri! awesome box and even more awesome to share a great tutorial! I going call you "tuts"...sounds like "toots" for tutorial queen! not a cab...."four tutu, tutu, tutu!!" ha!ha!

Regina said...

this is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Thanks for your wonderful tutorial!

Greetings Regina

kraftkat said...

This is really cool! As always, you're so generous to share. Thanks very much!

Risa said...

What a super awesome project! I can't wait to make on and thanks for the tutorial!

stephanne said...

Oh wow, your box is adorable!! I will definitely give this a go and if it turns out at least sorta cute, I will come back and share with ya, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with us!! Stephanne

P.S. I came over from Risa's blog ;)

Minta's Creations said...

I don't like spiders but I have to say that this one is too cute. Love it.

Just became your newest follower..Would love a follow back.


Lisa Montsion said...

I love the spider. It makes it ten times cuter.