1. First, we’ll do the box itself. Take three sheets of cardstock and cut them as follows:
• one sheet to 9 x 9 inches
• one sheet to 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches
• one sheet to 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches.
Now score each sheet according to the measurements below. You score on all four sides
• score the 9 x 9 sheet, 3 inches in from each side
• score the 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 sheet, 2 7/8 inches in from each side
• score the 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ sheet, 2 ¾ inches in from each side
2. Following your scored lines cut off all four corners on all three pieces. At this point (you might want to ink the edges and/or round the corners. Now you need to glue together your pieces. It’s easiest to start by putting the smallest piece onto the middle piece and then the medium piece onto the largest one. It is better to use double-sided tape for this.
3. Only put tape/glue on the MIDDLE square and don’t forget that you don’t need glue on the back of your largest piece. Once you have put them together. Fold up the edges of scored lines. Now put the box to one side. It’s finished to continue decorating now or later. Onto the box lid.
4. Take piece of cardstock for the lid and cut it to 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches
.Now score the lid, 1 ½ inch in from each of the four edges. TURN the CARD OVER and need to score from the tip of each corner, diagonally, until you meet you’re scored “corner” lines. Fold all the scored lines and pinch the corners and fold those inwards. Glue the corners in place.
5. Double-sided tape may NOT be strong enough for this so would recommend glue, something like Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze for this. You can either hold the corners for a little minute until the glue is dry enough to hold the corners in place or can use some paperclips to hold the corners in place while drying. The lid should now be finished. Finally, the box is ready!