Sunday, December 12, 2010

Advent Calendar # 12 - a tutorial


Hello to all! It´s Kathrin here and it´s my turn to share a christmas idea with you today. Christmas comes closer and closer each day! There are so many gifts left to craft and wrap - and I´d like to show you a little box today that is made quickly but is a little gift on itself.

You need
1 sheet cardstock, 12" x 12"

doublesided tape
scissors and cutter

bonefolder
ruler

The template for the box is made from 2 pieces. Please download both pdf from here (part 1) and here (part 2) and print them with your home printer. Then you need to put the template together. You´ll see that a part of the template is printed on both of the pages. Put those on top of each other and fix the pages together.

Now you can transfer the template to your cardstock. Please don´t make the lines with a black marker like I did - I only did it wo make it easier for you to see the single steps.



Cut out the shape on the outer lines (the broken lines are for folding). Cut out the shaded areas.



Use your bonefolder and ruler to score the broken lines. Then fold the paper following the scored lines.


Turn your paper upside down (inside facing the table) and put some sticky strip to the both areas on the bottom of your template (unfortunately mine had a white backing but I wrote "Klebeband" on it to make it easier for you to see it).


Now you can put the box together. (I changed the paper here since I didn´t want the black lines to appear on my finished box.)


Now you can close the box. The areas with the slanted scoring lines will fold inside the boxes, the middle strip will fold in half and go flat between the both box parts to the left and right.




All you need to do now is finishing your box with some decoration and an image.




Before I am sending you to your craft tables to make your own boxes I am announcing yesterday´s winner, picked at random: it´s Gina L from Gina Speak. Congrats! Please contact Summer at summer(at)bellesnwhistlesstamps(dot)com with your shipping details so she can send out your prize.

Don´t be sad if you didn´t win this time - there are more chances! Just make sure you leave a comment under this post.

Have a wonderful 3rd sunday of advent today and don´t forget to light up the 3rd candle on the advent´s wreath (like a person I don´t want to name here did this morning LOL).

45 comments:

  1. This Box is Perfect! I love the large shape of it... -wide! The Embellishing is lovely! I love the stamp! Lovely Coloured! Very Cute and Cozy!!! :o)

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  2. Hi Kathrin, Such a lovely gift box and it is decorated beautifully. Thank you for the template, I will have a go at this.
    Marion

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  3. Beautiful creation. Love this stamp. you have beautifully decorated.
    x laura x

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  4. What a fabulous creation, I think I might just have a go at this.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  5. Oh, was für eine tolle Box, danke für das Tutorial
    lg gila

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  6. Vielen, vielen Dank Kathrin für dieses tolle Tutorial!! Deine Umsetzung ist einfach perfekt, da stimmt einfach alles! Und das Stempelmotiv..... *schwärm*. Einen schönen 3. Advent! bibi.

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  7. Brilliant box and so beautifully decorated, thankyou for sharing.xx

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  8. fantastic tutorial...I must have a go at one of these
    Mina xxx

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  9. So beautiful,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  10. Wonderful box, thank you for sharing.

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  11. Hi Kathrin,

    thanks for sharing your ideas. Happy 3rd advent

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  12. Vielen lieben Dank für die Anleitung. Die Karte ist einfach umwerfend!

    Einen schönen dritten Advent

    LG Sebrina

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  13. Brilliant tutorial - thanks a lot !!!
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  14. this box/card is gorgeous sweetie
    i just love the idea
    thank you so much for the template and tutorial
    hugs angelique

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  15. It's a gift box and a card, all in one -- awesome project! Adorable image, too, and so perfect for the holidays!!

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  16. Hallo Kathrin,
    vielen Dank für diese tolle Anleitung. Das werde ich demnächst mal ausprobieren. Ich wünsche dir und deinen Lieben einen schönen 3. Advent.
    Herzlich, Karina

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  17. Thanks for the great tutorial and templates! Your finished box is gorgeous!

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  18. Your box is beautiful. Thanks for the template. I'll have to give it a try one day.

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  19. Such a BEAUTIFUL box Kathrin!!!
    Thanks for tute~printing and gonna give it a go!!!
    Congrats to Gina:)
    Blessings of thanks

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  20. oh wow i haven't seen a box like this one before thankyou so much for the fantastic tutorial i will definately be trying this one xx

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  21. This is such a cute little box just waiting to be filled with a little gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love your box! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  23. This box is just precious the way you have decorated it. Thanks so much for the tutorial. "Hugs" Carol

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  24. I love this little box! I am going into my craftroom to make one, or two, or three right now!

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  25. Hallo Kathrin,
    Danke für die Anleitung und Deine wunderschöne Inspiration. Die sieht so klasse aus!!! *schwärm*
    Liebe Grüße und noch einen schönen 3. Advent.
    Kathi

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  26. Thank you so much for that tutorial....so gorgeous!!

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  27. This is my favorite design so far, it's just adorable and is perfect for the season.

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  28. wow what a fab creation, thanks for the tutorial too, will have to give it a go
    x

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  29. This is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.
    hugs, vanja

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  30. Beuatiful box; I think I'll definitely have a go at this one. But probably after X-mas; it's still a race against time to get all the X-mas cards ready on time... :-)

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  31. this is gorgeous.. thank you for the template.. :) i will certainly use it. I love your color combo here.. great job ;) hugs x

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  32. OMGosh, what an awesome project, your box is gorgeous! Thank you for your fabulous tutorial too!

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  33. What a gorgeous box - love the image and all your details. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Love, Andrea xx

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  34. Fab tutorial! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win! hugs. Miria

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  35. Love this tutorial!! Just have to make this someday!! Super choice of image and your coloring is awesome!!

    Hugs
    Linda

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  36. Oh what a darling box! The way you decorated it is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial:)

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  37. Fabulous box Karen love the image & the colours you've used Thanks for the Tutorial
    Anne xx

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  38. Vielen Dank, Kathrin für dieses tolle Tutorial!! Deine Umsetzung ist einfach perfekt!!!!!!!!

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  39. Beautiful box, lovely image and the rich colours really set it off.
    Kim xXx

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  40. Adorable. It is just wonderful that you took the time to write out a detailed tutorial as well as make the box for a lucky friend or family member.

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  41. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  42. Wonderful gift box, thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  43. wonderful gift box! thanks for the great tutorial.

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  44. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Dec. 14, 2010. Thanks again.

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