Sunday, July 5, 2009
Cake Box Tutorial
I had a few questions about creating the box for the cake, so I thought I'd create a tutorial for you.
Here's what you'll need:
one 12x12 sheet of cardstock (base)
one 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" sheet of cardstock or nice weight patterned paper (lid) ---> I used an 8 1/2" x 11" & cut it down to size
BOX BASE: First, take your 12x12" sheet & score at 4" on all four sides so it looks like this: (I traced over it in pen so you can see it better, you would just score it)
Next, you cut out each of the corners so it looks like this:
Then, you decorate the base of your box as you'd like (I added the doily under the cake.) Fold all 4 sides up on the score lines.
BOX LID: Take your 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" cardstock and score all four sides at 2".
Then you cut on the 4 score lines as shown in dark (bold) top & bottomTo create a more finished looking box, I snip a little of the ends at a slant (see bottom right corner of the picture.) All the other 3 tabs have already been trimmed.
NOTE: This is where you can take your decorative scissors or border punches to create a detailed border around the lid of your box.
To complete the lid, add strong adhesive (like scor-tape or sticky strip) to the 2 tabs & adhere to the middle tab. Do that to both sides.
Here's the completed lid:
And the completed box!
Once you've made one, you'll be cranking these out in no time! I hope this tutorial helps you see how easy it is to make this box (or any box- since it's the basic formula.)
I'm working on the tutorial for the little rosebuds- so that's on its way.
Thanks for peeking in today! I'm off to take my hubby out for his birthday- Gotta go!