- One 4 1/2" x 10 3/8" piece of card stock
- One 4 1/2" x 2" piece of card stock
- One 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" piece of patterned paper
- One 2 5/8" x 2 3/4" piece of patterned paper
- One 2 5/8" x 7/8" piece of patterned paper
- One 2 5/8" x 3/4" piece of patterned paper
- Punch or Die Cutting Tool
- Embellishments, as desired
Turn your card stock so that the 10 3/8" side is against the top fence of your Scor-Pal. Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 3/8", 6 1/8" and 7". For a quick and simple solution to 1/8" scores that are not marked on your Scor-Pal, check out Diana's video tutorial.
Without moving your card stock, score at 2 7/8" and 9 7/8" between the two horizontal scores made in step 1.
With your pencil, make a mark at 1" and 3 3/8" the top and bottom of the card stock. Draw a line from your pencil mark to the intersecting score lines 1/2" in front of the mark. Draw a line from the top and bottom right corners to the score line 1/2" before it.
Trim away corner pieces as shown here.
Cut on score lines as indicated by red lines in the photo. (One line was drawn previously).
Burnish all of your score lines.
Add patterned paper pieces, as shown. Add Scor-Tape to the four tabs cut on the sides. I used some patterned paper from the Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch line. I sponged the edges of my patterned paper and the edges of my card stock for definition.
Turn the card stock over and add Scor-Tape to the end flaps, side flaps of what will be the box front and the square tabs of the box top. You can see the adhesive positioned in the photo.
Remove adhesive backing on the ends and adhere down.
Adhere box base together by removing backing off tabs first and adhering to the bottom of the box. Then remove backing off adhesive on the side flaps and secure to the outside of the box.
Next, adhere flip top together. Remove backing from Scor-Tape on square tabs first and adhere to the top of the box. Remove backing from the Scor-Tape on the angled flaps and secure to the side of the flip top. Here you have a completed flip top box.
Optional: If you would like to make your flip top box lid more secure, follow these additional steps. Place your 4 1/2" by 2" piece of card stock with the 4 1/2" side against the top fence of your Scor-Pal. Score at 7/8" on both sides.
Use a punch or a die to create a cut out along one edge of your insert. This will allow easier access to the contents of your flip top box.
Line outside edges and edge opposite of the cut with Scor-Tape and burnish your score lines.
Remove backing from your Scor-Tape and insert inside of the flip top box, with the top edges aligned.
Embellish as desired. I embossed a butterfly on vellum, trimmed it out and popped it up off the front of my box. Then I stamped a sentiment on a small flag, sponged the edges and attached it to the back of a Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Mingled Button. I tied a raffia bow and secured a random button to it's center. I then attached it to my flip top box lid.
I thank you for reading my tutorial today. Happy crafting!
Details: Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve); Paper: Vanilla (MFP), Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch dp, vellum; Ink: Crumb Cake, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Mingled Buttons, white embossing powder, heat tool, wide oval punch, pencil, ruler, scissors, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, raffia, random button, crystal effects.