Flower Box by Sheila Weaver
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2 A4 Sheets Elegance Satin 300gsm Card (1 sheet if your printer won’t print on card).
1 A4 Sheet Elegance Satin 160gsm Paper (2 sheets if your printer won’t print on card).
Sticky Stuff – I used Red Line Tape, Cosmic Shimmer Glue and Foam Pads.
All the printed sheets/images on this project are from the JS Jayne Netley Mayhew Digistamp CD.
If your printer will print on card, print out the Cloud backing sheet to make the box – you will need to use the borderless setting on your printer. If not, use a plain piece JS Elegance Satin 300gsm card to make the box and decorate it using off cuts from the multi-floral backing paper.
Print out the multi-floral backing paper using JS Elegance Satin 160gsm paper. This will be used as the lining for the box flaps.
Print out a sheet of floral embellishments using either card or 160gsm paper. If using paper strengthen the paper by either using sticky tape on the back of the flowers, or mounting them on an extra layer of paper.
Landscape orientation; score the Cloud backing card, or blank piece of card at 7cms interval as shown.
Turn the card to portrait orientation and score at 9cms as shown.
Measure as shown and cut away the green shaded areas. Cut the green vertical lines to form the box flaps. (Do not cut below the horizontal line which was scored at 9cms).
The illustration shows the box cut out and ready for assembly. The box flaps are above the blue horizontal line.
If you do not have an A4 Die-cutter e.g. Grand Calibur, omit this step.
With wrong side of card facing, mark the centre point at the top of each box flap, shown by the small black dots.
Mark the centre of the Lacer Edger 1 die on the wrong side.
Line up the dots on the card and Lace Edger die, secure with sticky tape at the top of the curve and cut the fancy edge.
NB. There may be a slight impression left by the die on the outside of the largest flap, after die cutting the smaller flaps. If you want to avoid this, make all the flaps the same size.
Cut the fancy lace edge at the top of the remaining three flaps, ensuring that before cutting the die is positioned over each flap as shown. Each flap must be cut separately.
The die is placed over the flap to be cut and under the flap either side, as Illustrated. If you are doubtful about positioning the die correctly a ruler helps.
The illustration shows the wrong side of the box when all the flaps have been lacy edged. Do not fold the box yet.
Using the multi-floral backing paper, cut three piece of paper 7cms x 6cms and cut one piece 7cms x 9cms. These will form the decorative floral lining for the flaps.
Cut the fancy lace edge across the top of the 7cms width of each piece.
Score across each piece at 1.5cms from the bottom edge. (See illustration).
Fold the score lines on the box and open out.
Stick the 1.5cms flange on the decorative floral linings to each section of the box as shown, omitting the box section and flap “A”. Do not stick the lining pieces to the flaps. The top of the lining will be approximately 0.5cm shorter than the flap. If necessary trim the sides of the flange on the lining before sticking.
Assemble the box sticking the 1.5cms flange using Red Line tape for a strong bond.
Fix the remaining decorative lining inside the box below flap “A”.
To create the stays on the inside of the box cut three strips of decorative paper 10cms x 3cms fold in half lengthwise and score 1.5cms from each side. Fold to make a “Z”.
Using Red Line tape, space and fix each “Z” inside the box approximately 0.5cm below the fold-line of the flap (as illustrated). (The plastic “v” inside the box is for photographic purposes and not part of the construction).
Cut out the embellishments from the floral embellishment sheet and reinforce if necessary with sticky tape or an extra layer of paper. If your printer prints on card you will not need an extra layer of paper.
Die cut additional foliage. I used the Signature Die - Ivy Corner.
Assemble the flowers and foliage inside the box, arranging and securing blossoms and foliage to the back and front of the “Z” stays.
The flower box will fold down and fit in an 18cms x 18cms envelope