Once you have a design for a box, it’s quite simple to change the measurements to fit a different gift.
When Debbie from Soaps and Scented mentioned that she has soaps that measure 3 x 2 x 1 inch, it was too much for this crafter to resist altering a design.
So, taking a box design I’d previously made, but on a bigger scale and with different proportions, I set about seeing if this was still a workable model.
And it is!
So while my original box was of ‘landscape’ orientation, because Debbie’s soaps are of a ‘portrait’ orientation, it meant the box had to ‘work’ in a different way and the measurements needed to be adjusted.
With a little work, I was able to make the measurements fit so well that actually, you can get 2 of these boxes from one sheet of A4 cardstock, and still have a little left over!
And because of the mix of requests for imperial and metric, here are the measurements for both.
Cardstock measures 22.5 x 10
Score along the length at 2.5, 10, 12.5 and 20 cm
Score along the short side at 2.5 and 7.5 cm
1 at 7 x 4.5
2 at 2 x 4.5
2 at 2 x 7
Cardstock measures 4 x 9 inches
Score along the length at 1, 4, 5 and 8 inches
Score along the short side at 1 and 3 inches
1 at 2.75 x 1.75
2 at 1.75 x .75
2 at 2.75 x .75
Products used are
Marina Mist Cardstock
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper
Marine Mist Ink
Occasions Alphabet Stamps
Whisper White Cardstock
1 inch Square Punch
Other boxes featured show the following products
Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
Pumpkin Pie Gros Grain Ribbon
Daffodil Delight Gros Grain Ribbon
I hope you enjoy the video, and as always, please share your thoughts and pictures!
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