You've made your fabulous wallet.
Now you might want to make a pretty gift box for it.
|Using the directions that follow, you will be scoring|
a scrapbook size piece of cardstock. Then trimming,
folding, and securing with glue or tape.
|Using your scoring tool, firmly press along edge of the ruler|
making sure that the ruler does not move.
|Now, carefully slide your ruler over to the right 3-5/8" from|
the imaginary center line.
Now repeat these same 2 scores on the opposite side.
Turn your cardstock 90 degrees to do the wider scores.
Place the edge of your ruler 4-1/8" from the center. Score
Move ruler to the right 5-5/8" from the center line. Score
Repeat these 2 scores on the other side.
|I have penciled in where my scores are so you can see better|
About the center of each of your 4 sides, you will notice 2 little triangles.
|With a small pair of scissors, cut out the 2 triangles|
on all 4 sides. 8 triangles in total..
|To the flaps: On the short ends, cut in from one of the triangles|
to the score mark. Do this on both short ends.
|Carefully, crease all your folds.|
|Fold up each short end and you will put a bit of glue|
on each flap. Then fold up the other sides and clip or hold
until the glue dries.
|I am holding the flap for 10-15 second|
while the glue takes. Do this for all 4 flaps.
(or better yet, use double sided tape)
|I had not glued all 4 flaps in this picture,|
but please imagine that they are glued.
Fold the top of the box in place. You will notice it's a tad
bit longer that it needs to be.
|With a small pair of scissors, round or square off all four|
corners about a half an inch.
|You can orient your box like this by|
securing two small bottom tabs and
securing the lower flap to the sides.
|You can orient your gift box like this|
by securing all 4 small tabs.