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February 17, 2012


Hello, everyone!!!  This is Audrey and I'm so glad to be back.  It's been awhile and I've missed being here so much so that I'm going to just jump right on in and get started.
Pam, as always, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of a terrific design team!!!
Before I begin I'll tell you the idea for this project came some ago.  During visits to Michael's I'd seen these little scroll boxes but never purchased one because they looked so simple to make.  As I really had forgotten my DT project was due and needed something that could be done quickly, I decided this was a perfect time to take up the challenge to do this box, and I'm taking you right along with me.  This box was completed on my first attempt for my project today, so I was completing the actual project as I was doing the step-by-step tutorial.  This means it's a really easy box to do, but please take time and don't rush yours like I did mine -- just give yourself about 15-20 minutes of patience; that's about how long it should take to put this box together.
Now for my scroll box project.  This is the front of my box:

This is a view of the back:

And this is a side view:

Here's what you'll need:

2 - biscuit or juice can lids
1- sheet of 6"x11" sheet kraft cardstock for base (and stability)
1- sheet 12"x12" decorative paper: 
  • cut 12'x 12" paper down the middle and cut off 1" from the 12" end on one of the halves.  This will give you an 8.50" x 11" to cover your kraft cardstock base. 
  • With the remaining 6"x6" of decorative paper, using one of the tin lids, trace and cut out four (4) circles.
  • Beads or trim (your preference)
  • A small doorknop (or you can glue a button to a pony bead to serve the same purpose)
  • A length of ribbon long enough to wrap around the container twice -- about 2 feet (if the ribbon is too long you can alter/cut off any additional remainder after the box is complete)
  • Any other embellishments you prefer
  • Hot glue
Let's begin the tutorial!!!  First we're going to glue the decorative cardstock to the kraft cardstock.  As you'll see in the picture below I cut out a decorative edge for the top lid of my box -- this is optional; the preference is up to you.  Also, I wanted my kraft paper to slow slightly beneath the decorative paper, so I push the decorative paper back slightly before gluing the papers together.  The decorative side will be the top of the box:

Next, take the 4 circle cut-outs and the 2 lids; attach 1 circle to the top and bottom of each of the tin lids:

Now you're going to turn over the 8.50" x 11" papers which you've glued together to the opposite side; add about an inch of hot glue to each bottom side of the panel and immediately place your tin lids into the glue along the edges of the panel (hold until hot glue cools to hold the lids in place).  Make certain to align the lids evenly along the edges:

Continue adding hot glue along the edges (about 1/2 way along the edges) and carefully rolling the lids along the edges into place -- holding them until the glue cools as you go -- until you have an open box that looks like this:

To get the box to conform more to the circular shape, at this point I fold the top open lid down and roll the box back and forth several times:

Okay, time to start finishing it off.  Add beads or trim along the edges of your box.  This will hide any imperfections or hot glue build-up that may have occurred.  (This is also why I said to be patient and take your time).  Here's what my box looked like after I added the beads:

(as you can see I didn't take my time and rushed when gluing the tins along the edges -- TAKE YOUR TIME HERE!)

Finally, it's time to add your doorknob and ribbon closure!  I made my doorknob with polymer clay  to match the Graphics 45 paper, however, you may already have a small one -- or you can use my recipe noted in my "What you'll need for this project" list above.  Before attaching the doorknob to the lid of the box, you'll need to glue one end of the ribbon to the bottom of the doorknob like this:

Next, glue the knob to the bottom center lid of the box with the ribbon coming down the front:

To close the box, wrap ribbon around the box and then wrap around the knob to secure:

Hooray, your box is done!!!  However, I'm sure you'll want to add more to further embellish yours just as I did!!!  I added loads of stickles, flowers, a ribbon, more beads and even added a handmade polymer clay lock!

I hope you like my quick project!  You can fill it with cookies, candy, a bottle of lotion or cologne, socks, soaps -- use your imagination!

If you have any questions/comments, please post them on my blog and I'll get back to you.  You can reach me by double clicking my name at the top of the page -- it's a direct link!

Thanks for stopping by, and...

I'll be seeing you!


Julia said...

Neat, i love 3d projects so will give this a go. Julia

Lisa said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. WOW, I can't believe that only has the two lids on there and it looks lik that. Beautiful. You are just too talented my friend.

papillon digital design said...

What a great idea. The box looks lovely. Great tutorial. Tfs

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all for stopping by, and for your kind comments! I hope to see what you've done with this project!!! It's a fun one!

Cricut Couple said...

YAY!!!! Audrey's Back!!! Stunning as always! Boy have we missed you!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is just beautiful and I am afraid it will take me a lot longer than 15 minutes as I am not ver coordinated! Love it and the paper you chose is awesome! TFS

Michelle said...

Audrey this turned out beautifully. Love the tutorial - I have this bookmarked as I will definately be trying this. TFS.

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