This project definitely pushed me to think outside the box. I have to give a huge shout out to France Martin, otherwise known as Frenchie for her amazing tutorial on this cute project! I used her idea to recreate my own triangle box. You can stand it up or lie it down, depending on how you want to use it.
To make the triangle box, cut your cardstock at 9 ½” x 5 ½” and then score at 3”,6”, and 9”. Rotate the paper and score at ½”.
Cut a v at each scored line along the ½” horizontal line. Cut the corners diagonally on the short ½” scored piece, remove the square below the ½” tab. See photo
Cut three pieces of DSP at 4 ¾” x 2 ¾”. Glue each DSP onto each section.
To create the bottom piece of the box, cut cardstock to 3” x 2 ⅝”. Make a mark on the 3” side at 1 ½”. Using a pencil, draw a diagonal line on each side down to the corner to create a triangle.
Using the paper trimmer, line up the centre mark with the bottom right corner in the centre of the cutting track. Cut diagonally between the points. Repeat on the left side. This will give you the triangle for the bottom of the box.
Apply glue to the bottom flaps of the box, and adhere the triangle piece.
To create the top lid, cut cardstock to 4 ⅞” x 4 ¼”.
Make a mark at the centre of the 4 ⅞” side at 2 7/16”. You will want to use your trimmer for this mark. On the trimmer, line up the centre mark with the bottom right corner on the cutting track. Cut diagonally between the points. Repeat on the left side. Score at ½” from the edge on all three sides using your Stampin Trimmer.
Cut away the tips outside the ends of the scores lines.
On all sides, cut the pencil line on the left and cut the score line on the right, removing a v shape. Repeat on all three sides.
Fold each tab at the pencil mark. Fold straight down by matching the edge of the tab to the scores line.
Apply glue to all three tabs and adhere them to the inside of the lid. Place lid onto top of the triangle box.
Decorate as desired.
I am loving this cute design and shape! Happy crafting!
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1 Tanja Kolar (Duitsland)
2 Yoshiko Endo ( Japan)
3 Carrie Bates (UK)
4 Annette Elias (Nederland)
5 Dena Rekow (Verenigde Staten)
6 Beate Wacker (Oostenrijk)
7 Barb Stewart (Canada) – You Are Here!