Sunday, 23 July 2017

Kimono Collection A2 Box Tutorial

I'm pretty stoked about this new Kimono Collection designed by my friend Mary Gillingham for Craftwork Cards. I've had so much fun creating projects with it that I've run out of paper. 
Some people like square cards, some like A5; some like very large 8x8 cards and then there are people like me who adore A2 cards or 5.5" x 4.25". 

Materials for box:

Sturdy 300gsm White Cardstock
Gold 240gsm Pearlescent Cardstock
Kimono Collection Papers and Elements
Trimmer/Guillotine
Adhesive (red sticky tape for the box construction)
Bone Folder
Scoreboard
Ribbon
Box Lid
Cut 300 gsm cardstock at 7 7/8" x 6 5/8".
  Score at 1" on all 4 sides
  Fold and crease all score lines
On both long sides, cut up to the first score mark on each side. And then cut a little wedge out on each cut to ensure your base closes.
Use sticky tape on all four corner tabs then stick each side together.

Box Base
Cut 300 gsm cardstock at 9 3/4" x 8 1/2"
Score at 2" on all 4 sides
 Fold and crease all score lines
On both long sides, cut up to the first score mark on each side. And then cut a little wedge out on each cut to ensure your base closes. 
Use sticky tape on all four corner tabs then stick each side together.

Layered Panels
Top Base
Cut papers 1 @ 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" and 1 @ 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" 
Sides - 2 @ 5 3/4" x 7/8" 2 @ 4 1/2" x 7/8"
layer up in either 1/8th or 1/4” increments

Bottom base panels
2 @ 5 5/8" x 1 7/8" 
2 @ 4 3/8" x 1 7/8
Layer up, if desired, in either 1/8th or 1/4” increments.

I decorated the inside of the box to give it a quality feel. 
These Kimono papers are lush and look awesome. 
Cards
Create a selection of cards to pop inside your box. 
Card bases are 5.5” x 4.25". However, you can use this as a gift or treat box if you don't want to fill it with cards. 

Materials for Cards: 
Gold 240gsm Pearlescent Cardstock
Black Card
Kimono Collection Papers and Elements
Trimmer/Guillotine
Scissors
Adhesive
Bone Folder
Scoreboard
Ribbon
Gold Nuvo Drops

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:
And there you have it! Another quick and easy tutorial from me. These boxes 
take about 30-45 mins to construct and to decorate fully. Not bad, eh?! 

Most importantly, have fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope that you have a fabulous week ahead. 
Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx