January 17, 2011

Corsage Box Tutorial

Hello everyone!  As promised I am posting a tutorial on the corsage box that I created.  However this one is not for a flower card, I created a card for Valentine's Day to add to the box.  Are you ready to see it?  Here we go... and hang on, this will be a long post ~ sorry.
You'll want to gather the supplies needed:
You will want to create the bottom of your box base.  I took an 8" x 8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock and scored it at 2" on each side.  I then made a cut from the bottom to the score line as shown in the picture.  I also cut off the corners so it is shaped more like an octagon, this makes for a cleaner fold when putting the box together. 
Next take your 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock and score at 1" in on all 4 sides - find a die or punch to cut the center out with.  I used my Nestabilities Labels 9 die.  I like to take a small piece of tape to secure it to the paper so it does not shift when putting it thru your cutting machine.  Try to keep it in the center as much as possible since this is your box lid.
Next you will take one of your 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" pieces of decorative paper, here I used the red Glitter paper that is in our Occasions Mini right now and used the same die to cut it out as did the box lid.  It's ok to use a small piece of scotch tape to keep it in place.  Save the cut out piece for use later. 
Before you put your box lid together add adhesive to the back of your red glitter paper and attach your window sheet (or acetate) then attach that to the top front of your box lid. 
You will do the same as you did with the box bottom, make the cut marks up to the score line as shown and add adhesive and close your lid together.  
You are almost done, your box is almost complete. 
(SO Sorry for the color in the picture, I don't know what happened)
You will need 4 pieces of ribbon.  One will be 17" to go around the box lid.  I add tape to the entire piece to make sure that it is secure.  I'd rather over tape than not have enough and have it fall apart.  The other three pieces are for the bow for the front ~ and please ignore the tape.  You will need an 8" length, a 6 1/2" length and a 1 3/4" length.   
Wrap the 8" length together then add the 6 1/2" length to the top of that.  You will add tape to the back of the 1 3/4" section because that is what holds the "bow" together - as shown in the picture. 
Now add the bow to the front of the box - it will cover the seam also.  I used my strong sticky tape but you could use a glue dot if you like.
Next I punched out 5 hearts and ran them thru with my dots folder, then score 4 of them down the center as shown. 
What I like to do is attach all my pieces of the card front together first then attach them to the card.  As you can see I took my 4" x 4" piece of Real Red card stock and then attached the piece of Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and red Glitter paper layers to the front - now add adhesive to the bottom 2" portion that you scored on the 4" x 8" piece of Real Red card stock base.  Still with me??
The first thing that you want to do is add the heart that is not scored to the center of the card front, you can use this as a base.   
Now you will take the 4 scored hearts and apply adhesive to each back to stick together. 
See them coming together? 
I took my red line tape and applied that to the back of the heart fan, you want a strong adhesive because it is a little heavy and you'll find that people will play with the hearts - so you want them stuck down really well. 
I turn the card upside down so I can see it better, and place the heart fan on top of the heart you've placed down already on the card front. 
This is how it should look so far. 
So let's work on the inside of the card.  Take your remaining pieces of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake and glue them down to the inside of the card.  Remember the red Glitter paper shape that we cut out from the top box lid piece?  You can use this on the inside too - way to recycle Ü  I inked up a portion of the stamp Be My Valentine with my Chocolate Chip marker on Real Red card stock and cut it out.   
See how the inner part of the card came together? 
Now you should be complete.  Not too difficult, just a little time consuming. I think that anyone would love to get a Valentine as sweet as this.
I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial ~ if you did please be sure to leave me a comment.  And have a super great day! 



Poppit said...

wow - great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! :-)

SherryBee said...

Joani! Excellent tutorial! Thanks for the work it took to do this! I hope to make some this week!
Great job!
Sherry Bee in AZ

Carrie said...

Oh Joani this is sooo cooool, can't wait to try it! You do great tutorials, I'v borrowed so many of them in the past.You rock!

Betty said...

I know, I know, easy-peasy!