triangle box, thinking outside of the box

Hello and welcome to another blog hop hoping to inspire to re-create a fabulous triangle box.  You may just be starting the hop here with me or joined me through one of the other fabulous ladies below.  I’m pleased to say Zoe is recovering very well from her operation so she will soon be back !

Thinking outside of the box, guest designer,Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook,easel match box

We are a little later hopping this month as we have all been enjoying celebrating Stampin’ Up! ‘s 30th birthday celebrations.  There were several of the ladies in the hop being recognised for their success during the year so congratulations to you all !

Triangle box inspiration

I’m excited to share my triangle box with you and I will take you on a step by step tutorial so you can easily re-create this at home yourself.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

I’ve made this so it big enough to fit a nail varnish or lipstick or perhaps some little chocolates in.

Method

You will need a piece of thick white cardstock measuring 7.25″ by 7.5″ (metric 19cm by 18.4cm) and a piece of designer series paper measuring 3″ x 6″ (metric 4.5cm by 14.5cm).  Take the cardstock to begin with and score the long and short edges at the below measurements.

Long edge

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Short edge

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

 

Next you need to remove the small rectangle corners as shown below.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

With the corners removed, you need to make the flaps to hold the box together.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Cut off a small amount from each edge of the 4 flaps as shown by the dash lines in the next picture.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

 

Then round off the corners using a punch or using your scissor as this helps soften the edges and give your finished triangle box a professional looking edge.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

On one of the box lid flaps make a small notch.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Now you need to add the diagonal score lines to create the triangle box ends.

 

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Now if you wish to stamp on the triangle box you should do so before going any futher.  Once you’ve stamped then take your double sided tape and pop on the reverse side of the flaps.  You can then stick the box together as demonstrated in the below sequence.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Pop your chosen gift inside and then fold the box lid with the circle notch over and down the other side as shown below.  The remaining box lid flap can then be folded over and a designer series sleeve placed on top or you could glue it down or use magnets.

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

If you want to make the designer series paper (DSP) sleeve mould the DSP around the triangle box and stick the DSP edges together.  I’ve then added a little copper glimmer paper snowflake with a sentiment and voila your triangle box is complete !

Triangle box tutorial from Carrie at The Inky Nook, Indpendent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Thank you

Thank you so much for joining me today – I would love to hear what you thought of today’s tutorial below and feel free to ask any questions.  Please do hop by the other ladies via the list below and leave them a comment too.  If you’d like to order any of the products I’ve used then after the blog hop list below I’ve included the links for you

Triangle box from Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Triangle box from Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Blog list

1. Tanja Kolar

2. Yoshiko Endo

3. Carrie Bates – YOU ARE HERE

4. Annette Elias

5. Dena Rekow

6. Beate Wacker

7. Barb Stewart

Product List

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