Saturday, April 7, 2012

Trinket Chest

To make this trinket chest, you need:
3 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11" Daffodil Delight cardstock
3 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11" Rich Razzleberry cardstock
3 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11" Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Patterned paper that is 2 3/4 x 13 3/4"
6 brads(#127279)
Sticky Strip (#104294)
1/2" Melon Mambo Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon (#115611)
Big Shot Die-cutting Machine(#113439)
Extended cutting pads(#113478)
Matchbox die (#114890)

1. Cut 2 sheets of each color of the cardstock to measure 6" wide and 1 sheet of each color to 4 1/4" wide.
Place the 4 1/4" piece of cardstock over the outside cut (the part that also has the label cuts) of the matchbox die. Place the 6" wide piece of cardstock over the inside part with the fold lines. (You could use all the cardstock at 6" wide but you will save more paper this way, since you don't need the labels that the die cuts.)

2. Fold and glue the outside parts of the matchboxes. Fold all the scored lines on the inside part of the box. Using a 1/16" handheld circle punch, punch a hole into the third fold section of the box.

3. Place a brad in the hole, facing to the outside. I used the cute brads from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad(#127279) collection that was offered during Sell-a-Bration.

4. Now assemble the inside part of the box. Use Sticky Strip (#104294) to adhere the boxes together. Place a strip on one side of each of 3 boxes and put them together.
5. After you have the 3 sets of boxes together, you will want to begin to stack the boxes. Place 4 pieces of Sticky Strip on top of the first set of boxes. Put the second set of boxes on top & press lightly. Repeat the process with the third set of boxes.

6. Next you will want to cover your boxes. This not only gives it a finished look, it also adds to the strength of the chest. You will need patterned paper that is cut 2 3/4" wide. You will need 14" in length so, since most of our patterned paper is only 12" long, you will need one piece 12" long and the other piece 2 1/2" long. The patterned paper that I used is one of the beautiful sheets in the Flirtatious Specialty (#122360) set. I think this is my current favorite patterned paper!

7. Now score and fold the paper at 1/4", 4 1/8," 7 1/4," and 11 3/8."

8. Place 2 strips of Sticky Strip on each end and 2 pieces across the top and bottom. (Don't peel the red off yet or you'll end up stuck to your working surface. Don't ask me how I know this. lol)

9. Pulling the red strip off one section at a time, wrap the patterned paper around your box. The front where the brad "knobs" are and the back will be open.

10. Now you are ready to decorate your boxes. I used a white daisy(#119243) on top of the box attached with glue dots(#103683). Then I wrapped 1/2" Melon Mambo Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon(#115611) around my box and tied a bow.
 I think this would be cute to give to any little girl or to use on your work table to put embellishments in. Whatever you use it for, have fun with it!

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