Today I'm revisiting my Stay-closed box, which I've resized slightly. This one is made from a piece of card 6 1/2 by 6 inched, scored at 3 and 6 inches on the long side and at 1 inch and 4 inches on the shorter side. If you watch the tutorial, I explain the principles involved in resizing the box to suit your needs.
There's a bit of a story attached to this box - which I do seem to have originated. I'm normally the sort of person who takes someone else's idea and adapts it to suit my purpose. However, just for once, I can lay claim to starting something.
Earlier this year I was making a stay-closed packet that I'd found in a publication from Hot off the Press, in a video for my YouTube channel. The design called for the flaps at the base of the packet to be trimmed to about a 45 degree angle, and I was about to do that when I realised that, if I left that step out, it made a rather attractive shaped box - so I changed design direction there and then and pretended that had been my intention all along
I shared the picture in the Pootles Craft Forum group on Facebook, people said nice things about the box, made copies of it - and before I knew it I was seeing "my" box everywhere. I was - and still am - delighted, especially when Dawn Griffith CASE'd it (I felt that I had truly ARRIVED at that point!), and I spotted a die-cut version on TV. It also turned up for download in the Silhouette store in the form of a file for the Cameo or Portrait cutters. I am truly thrilled!
Anyway, here's the tutorial. (At a couple of points in the video you can hear a strange little noise, for which I apologise- it's the cat,snoring!)
Thanks for watching!
PS - next time we'll be making the masculine version - can't leave the guys out, can we? See you soon!
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