Triangle Box instructions and demo
Supplies you'll need:
Two sheets of cardstock (preferably in two different colors)
Paper scoring system (a score-it is not in the budget for me, so I use my paper trimmer and an embossing tool. You can use whatever scoring system you have on hand and are comfortable with)
1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 10 1/2" x 6 5/8". Score the SHORT sides of the paper 2" in on each side.
2. Turn your paper 90 degrees and create score lines 2 1/4" in from each side. But only score in between the first two score lines you created (refer to the photo, as I am horrible at explaining this!)
3. On the short sides of the paper, make small marks 1" in from each side and also in the center of the paper, at 3 5/16". (Do this on both sides)
4. More scoring! Make score lines from the pencil marks at the top of the page to the ends of the vertical score marks, as shown in the photo. (I marked the lines with a pencil so they would be easier to see, but you don't need to mark them with a pencil)
5. Do these zig-zag score lines on each side of your paper and they should look like the photo above, minus the pencil lines.
6. Fold all the score lines - it's shaping up into a box! :)
7. Fold the box up...
8. like so! Now, let's create the sleeve!
9. Start with a sheet of 6x8" cardstock. Start on one side and score it every 2 1/2 inches.
10. I like to snip off the corners of the short section to give it a more polished look when it's all adhered together.
11. Decorate the sleeve any way you like. I started with the basic branch from the "Out on a Limb" set from Papertrey Ink.
12. Then I added some flowers from the same set in Sweet Blush.
13. Finishing touches - Sweet Blush ribbon, and a bird and sentiment from the "Birds of a Feather" stamp set, also from Papertrey Ink.
14. I folded it up and used adhesive on the tab. Then simply slid my box inside.
This is a fairly quick and easy project that anyone would appreciate receiving. It can be filled with store-bought candy or homemade treats. I also think it would make a lovely box for some handmade jewelry or even a gift card.
I hope these directions were easy enough to follow! Please feel free to create your own box and link me to it in the comments section! I'd love to see some different takes on the same "template".