Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Blitz Tutorial: Fold Over Box

Today's Holiday Blitz tutorial is a beautiful Fold Over Box. The sample for the tutorial is 6" x 6" but the dimensions are easily customizable to whatever size box or gift you want to create... it's sort of like a card and gift in one!

We're getting ready to travel this week, and I thought a purse size box would be fun to make. I've recently started using essential oils and I want to take a few small bottles along with me on our trip. Here are the measurements, in case you'd like to make a box this size.

My inside box needed to be 1" high, and 2-1/4" x 3". I cut the cardstock to  4-1/4" x 5" and scored in 1" on all sides. I covered some of the sides of the box with patterned cardstock.

For the outer cover I cut my cardstock to 3-1/2" x 6" and scored at 2-1/2" and 3-1/2". That allowed me to snug my box up to the fold on one side, with a 1/4" border around the other 3 sides. I also chose that size so I could use white matboard ATCs from Inchie Arts for my covers - those are 2-1/2" x 3-1/2". I left the back ATC plain, and used a Lili of the Valley image on the top - it's watercolored with QoR watercolors.

I made a simple insert to hold 3 bottles in place - that was cut to 1-1/2" x 5" and then scored at 1", 1-1/2", 2", 3", 3-1/2" and 4".

Join us all this week for beautiful holiday tutorials during our Holiday Blitz event!

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  1. Just adorable! I didn't think it was anything but a card so I was delightfully surprised to see the box. Beautiful work!

  2. Oh he's adorable! This box is the coolest! Love it:)

  3. Aw! What a sweet little travel case for your favoite oils! New YL Member myself this year Happy Oiling and have a safe trip!

  4. Love your little guy You colored for your Bo's...exceptional coloring Dina!!! Have a good trip!

  5. Very cute. Haven't seen this kind of box card before. The coloring on the stamped image is great.

  6. What a beautiful box. Love the little boy image and your colouring style is fantastic as always.

  7. love love love!!!!!! :)

  8. Your coloring is STUNNING and this is such a cute idea!

    You had me take out my distress inks and start practicing. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Saying hi from Sweden/Gunilla