Barb (from the comments on gift card box below) asked if there were directions for making the box. Not really, unless you count the scratch paper I wrote the configurations on as I was starting the project.
While there are tutorials and templates available on the Scor-Pal site for many items like card boxes, cupcake boxes, candy boxes, and such, I, for the most part, scribble down what I need and then begin the process.
One thing to consider when making a box, because its contents will vary, or the gift card size will vary, is that there isn't a one-size-fits-all template. But because they are so easy to configure all you need to know is this:
For the main box:
1. Determine from what you want to put inside, how big you want your finished box to be. For example, the gift card enclosure was 4-1/2" x 2-1/2" . I wanted a 1/4" clearance around all the sides, so I knew the finished box size needed to be 5" x 3" (4-1/2+1/4+1/4 and 2-1/2+1/4+1/4).
2. Next, determine how tall you want your box to be and add this to your finished size. For the gift card box, it just needed to be a shallow 1". So, to determine how big to cut the paper for the box form all you do is take the finished dimensions and add your side dimensions. The gift box starting paper size becomes 7" x 5" (5+1+1 and 3+1+1).
3. Score whatever your side measurement is equally on all four sides. For the gift card box, I scored 1" on all sides. Create box flaps by cutting to where the score lines intersect, 2 cuts each on opposing sides, 4 cuts total. Pre-fold all scores, adhere flaps to inside to make the box form.
1. Depending how tight you want the lid to fit, add 1/16th - 1/8th to the finished box dimensions. This lid is the same depth as the box, so I cut the paper to 7-1/16" x 5-1/16" and scored 1" around all sides.
If you want part of your box to show take that into consideration by adding whatever depth you would like the lid sides to be to the finished size. (for example, if I wanted part of the box to show on the gift card box, I might have made the lid sides 3/4" instead of 1").
Repeat the flap cutting procedure to make the lid. I added finger notches on 2 sides to make it easier to remove the lid because it's the same depth as the box.
1. If you want an insert, these are made by subtracting 1/16th - 1/8th (depending how snug you want it to fit) from the finished box dimensions. Determine how tall you want it to be and add that to your finished insert size. For example, the insert on this box was 4-15/16" x 2-15/16" with 1/2" sides. The paper size was 5-15/16" x 3-15/16" (4-15/16+.5+.5 and 2-15/16+.5+.5) , scored 1/2 on all sides, the corners nipped at an angle before pre-folding and inserting into the box.
I hope this helps you out, Barb, in making boxes using your Scor-Pal. Remember you can always visit
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