Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Brownie Box Tutorial













For those of you that asked me to make a tutorial for my brownie box, I am sorry it has taken me so many days to get to it. The finished box measures just a bit over 4" by 4". It will hold one large brownie or 4 smaller brownies. It is also great to hold big cookies!

Materials~
  • 2 sided card stock cut in a 7 3/4" by 7 3/4" square
  • card stock cut 3" long by 7/8" wide
  • large scallop punch out
  • smaller circles punched and stamped
  • 1 brad
  • 2 velcro dots
  • adhesive
  • 1 dimensional
  • small paper doily~optional
  • ink
  • stamps
Tools~
  • paper cutter
  • bone folder
  • adhesive runner
  • crop-o-dile
  • scallop punch
  • circle punches

Score starting from corner tip and measure down 2 1/4", then again at 3 1/8" from corner tip, repeat on each of the other corners. make sure you have your ruler even before scoring since you are scoring at an angle. Once all your score lines are done, cut the notches out along score lines, it should then look like the template picture. All your corner tips should meet in the middle evenly to form your box.

Stamp and decorate your circles and bar for closure pieces. Attach your circles to your scallop and then make your hole for your brad with your crop-o-dile. Make sure to put your dimensional on the back of your scallop just under the hole for your brad. This will help hold your image even when you add the velcro to the other end of the scallop. Now punch your hole in one point of the flaps, this will be the top that your scallop tag goes in. Now you can add your sticky velcro dot to the back of the bottom of the scallop. I leave both parts of the velcro together and then uncover the adhesive, line everything up with bottom flap and stick. Now you can carefully separate your velcro and it is lined up.

Once your 3" piece of Cs is decorated you will cut your second sticky velcro dot in hlaf (again leaving top and bottom of velcro attached. I find it easier to stick the halves on the box flaps (while lining them up with other flaps) then uncover adhesive and stick your 3" bar of CS on the velcro sticky. You will have to have your top and bottom flaps out of the way for this. Now you can carefully separate the velcro half dots. At this point you can line your box points up. side to side, attach bar, then bottom to top.
Enjoy!
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6 comments:

Colleen said...

Valerie! Cute Blog!! Adorable brownie box!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is so 'sweet'! Thanks for the tutorial and welcome to blogging!

CoveredInCrafts said...

My mouth is just hanging open! I have to try this. THanksfr the perfect tutorial. Great job with the insturctions. I can't wai to try it!

CoveredInCrafts said...

Now I'm laughing at my typos. lol! Sorry!

Sprince's Dreamweaver Sculpts said...

What a cute brownie box! I have to try it soon :)

Connie Collins said...

OMG...this is too cute! I just love it!