Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Triangle Box Tutorial

I promised to post this last week but didn't have a camera to take the pictures.  Now that is resolved and I can show you step by step how to make a triangle box. 

You can use any size rectangle to make these boxes.  The longer the rectangle, the skinnier the box.  I generally use a 4-1/4" x 11 sheet of card stock so I can get two out of each sheet of card stock.

First step is to put your card stock on your Simply Scored board and score in half.  So for a 4-1/4"x11" piece of card stock, you would score it at 5-1/2".  I used a white gel pen on the score lines for this tutorial so you could really see where it is.

*SIMPLY SCORED TIP:  My eyes do not see a straight line and those little 1/8" score lines, while super handy, are very hard to keep straight for me especially when scoring at a diagonal.  To remedy this, I took a white gel pen and ran it down the score lines I use the very most: 4-1/4" and 5-1/2".
Next, you want to turn your card stock the other way and find the center point of the rectangle.  For the size I made, that would be at 2-1/8".  I just put a little notch on the paper - you can do a little indent with your score tool, or mark it with a pencil.  Again, I did it with the gel pen.  It's that little tiny mark at the top.

Now you need to run a score line from the middle notch down to that middle score line.  This is where the white lines on my score board come in really handy. 
Then turn it the other way and do the same thing.  Then repeat the last three steps on the other side.
Now you are ready to fold.  Just fold the box along all the score lines towards the center of the box. 

To close the box, just fold it up the middle line and gather the sides in together.  You will want the flaps of the front of the box on top of the flaps from the back.

To keep the box closed, take your Crop-O-Dile and punch holes through both sides as shown in the picture.

Then thread a piece of ribbon through the holes as shown in the picture. 
 Then pull it tight and tie a knot or bow.


Now use your imagination to decorate your triangle box and turn it into anything you dare.  I would
love to hear your ideas for what you plan to turn them into (or maybe what you already have) here in the comment section.  Thanks for stopping by!  I promise to have another fun project to show you on Friday!


Jen Timko said...

This is fabulous!! Right into my CASE file! Great tutorial!

Yapha said...

Oh!!! Now I get it! I thought it had to have a flat bottom!! Thank you for the detailed instructions!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

I'm with Yapha, I'd seen a tute for this some time ago, and after the score lines, it just said now fold up your box. I thought I'd done something wrong, since the photos of them always look like they have a flat bottom. Thanks for such detailed photos!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Brilliant! (And your blog looks good, too.)

Tanya Boser said...

Adorable!! Love how you dressed them all up too :)
(love the remodel of the blog girl!)

Mickey Roberts said...

Great tutorial! This is one I can follow! Love the samples, too. Very cute!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love these! The witch's hat I never thought of, so love it!

Shelley Z said...

Cool idea! Great tutorial too! I will have to try this very soon!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Cool idea and cool tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen said...

Wonderful idea! And thanks for sharing the other options!!