Saturday, June 7, 2008

Queen Box Dimensions

Hello to you all! I hope you are all doing well and having a wonderful weekend! Ours has been a rough one. We've had this stomach bug that has passed it's way all through our house. Unfortunately for me, I got it also. It's really hard to take care of yourself and your kids all while your hubby is away. Luckily he made it home last night so I am no longer on doing the whole thing on my own. ...and fortunately I am starting to join the land of the living again!

That great is your imagination? I didn't have a chance...wasn't feeling up to movement actually! make it to Michaels for another sheet of matboard to finish off my tutorial. Well, I could just leave the dimensions. I'm guessing you could probably get it with just that but for some reason it's confusing to me so how about we pretend! By that I mean for the first part of the tutorial pretend that my printer paper is actually matboard and the lines are drawn to scale...and straight...and the pictures are taken on a clean desk.... ;)

Here we go....hopefully I will make it to Michaels to replace this with the real deal but for now....

1.) The measurements for the 'long' side of the box...this is the side with the top are 25". You will measure 6" across and then create a double line of 25".
2.) From either end, measure and draw a line at the 1" mark.

3.) From the end of this mark (#2) draw a line at the 6 " mark. Repeat this two more times...this will leave you with 1 - 1" box and 4 - 6" boxes. The box with the 1" box will then become the 'top' of your box.

4.) Working with the top of the box, measure a 1" box on either side of the 6" box just below the 1" box.

5.) Skip the next 6" box and go to the next...this will be the third 6" box from the 1" box....measure out 6" from both sides of this box on both sides. This will create the sides of the box.

6.) Cut along the outer lines only...all inner lines are used for score marks. Once you have cut the outside you can score the inner lines. I used a hobby blade for this. Mine is pretty dull so yours may give you what you want from the first cut. It took two for mine.

***and's to scale...and on matboard....hmmmm.... :)

7.) Once you've cut and scored all lines you need to tape the sides together with red sticky tape. Now your box is ready to decorate!

****Tippy cup of milk is optional ... :)

***If you are going to make holes in the top like I did...remember to make them before you tape the sides of the top as it's easier with a crop-a-dile. I used my silent setter once the whole box was just took a bit longer.

Here's my final project which I was really surprised and quite flattered to see over at Card of the Week. Thanks for the shout out! That's so sweet! ;)

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you decide to give this a try I would love to see your finished project! Link it or drop me a line so I can check yours out!

***A couple of quick notes...I'm so sorry for all of my stamping friends across the 'pond'...I forget sometimes that you all aren't just right next door! I used matboard for this. That's the same stuff here that they use to 'mat' a picture with. Probably any hobby store or framing store would have that there. Lots of times you can find sheets that are marked down since maybe they were leftovers or cut wrong. I try and stock up when I find this. It's kind of the same as chipboard except that I haven't found a place that will sell me 'sheets' of chipboard. The total length of the matboard I purchased is 25X18. hth :)

I think I have decided to shrink this project. I think it would also be lots of fun to make little goody boxes for thankyous I might can never have to many thank you know, cards, bags, boxes...whatever.

I hope you are all having a great evening! I am going to see if I can get back in the swing of things. I still just think I want to crawl in bed!...which is so hard because I just got some new toys I really want to play with!

Have a fabulous night! I will post you soon! :)


Andrea, said...

Thanks for the instructions for the box, I can't wait to have a go at making one. Sorry to hear you have all been unwell, I hope you're better now and your weekend improves.

Anonymous said...

TFS!!!jENNIFER...Hope your feeling a lot better now:)x

Annabelle said...

thanks for the tutorial. Hope you're feeling better. I was wondering what are the dimensions of the matboard and what material is made of. I don't live in the states, so I don't have a michaels near. thanks

Barefootstamper said...

Thank you so much for sharing how that great box was made!!! I know that I have to make this!

You were the Runner Up for Tutorial Tuesday over at Card of the You can check out the original post at