Monday, June 13, 2011

Book Card Box

Hi folks! Are you having fun with this week’s challenge – gifts??? I’ve made a box in the shape of a Book which will carry a little gift for a friend and can be used for storage later on.
Bokkort 1
I’ve made a quick tutorial if you want to try it out yourself. It’s easy and done in an hour or two.
To get the page look, you need four pieces of paper – 2 pieces 4 x 6 and 2 pieces 5 x 6. I use watercolor paper cause it’s a little vintage looking and really sturdy. But it works fine with ordinary cardstock. Then you need to score the long sides on all four papers every 1/2 inch. To get perfect foldsI started to score on one side at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 inch, then flipped it over and scored 1/2, 1 1/2, 2 1 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 inch.
Bokkort 3
Then you fold all the scored lines like an accordion and if you want a vintage look, chalk the edges.
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Now it’s time to assemble the book looking frame. Adhere the corners by weaving the folds together and use glue on the top and bottom to make it stick. I didn’t get a very good photo of it (sorry), but I think you get it!
Bokkort 5
I use clothes pins until the glue dries.
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The cover is made out of cardstock and measures 9 1/2 x 5 1/4. Score at 4 1/4 and 5 1/4.
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And now you have the essentials. To close the book I adhere a bow beneath the front and back cover and tie it together, but you could also use magnets or other stuff. Here is the front and inside of my book box card:
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Bokkort 9
The stamps used are: Vintage Treasures, Steampunk Charity Wings, Be Stylish (Corset) and Card Lables.
You find all the info about this week’s gift challenge HERE! Have fun!


Stampnsk8r said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for the show and tell...really wonderful!!

The Rubber Cafe said...

WOw Tesa ... this is great ... I love your tutorial you need to post a picture of that on Splitcoast Stampers they would love it .

moejoetreasures said...

I absolutely LOVE this !
Tesa, you did a super tutorial, too!

Gretchen said...

This is fantastic!!! I would like to link to this post from my blog and let others enjoy your creation. And I am definitely going to make one myself.

Sabrina MacD said...

AMAZING!!! that is all I can think to say. GREAT JOB TESA!!!!!!!!!!

The Rubber Cafe said...

Link away Gretchen ... this is so beautiful it needs to be shared.

Candy Rosenberg, A Vintage Girl said...

Wow, bestill my heart, Tesa. What a fabulous card/book with the vintage treasures stamps. Absolutely beautiful.

Janice said...

The pictures just does not do this justice.... I received it in the mail and it is beyond stunning! I am working on one now but I wish Tesa was standing here to guide me.

Smita said...

Thanks! I made something following this tutorial here:

Carmen said...

Another great idea! Thanks Tesa!! Love the tutorial as well..looks like I'll be busy for a while!

Linda said...

Thank you so much for this FAB tutorial! Aloha, Linda

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it with us...I can't wait to make one!
Beth P

shelly said...

your book/box is so pretty! and thank you for the awesome tutorial! i linked back to this on my blog.

Busy Bucharoo said...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I saw a link to this on Shelly's site and had to come see it for myself. Fantastic. I'll have to give it a shot.

Unknown said...

waouhhhhhhhhhhhh bravo super*