Wednesday, June 3, 2015


   Dolores G. will be teaching the June 13 workshop. This stacked box structure is so easy to make and great fun to customize for special occasions or holidays. Once you learn this structure consider making a special birthday box with little gifts, books, or mini cards inside. How about a Father's Day inspired box with tiny goodies for Dad. Or a box to celebrate a new baby... I just can't stop myself because there are no limits to the creative possibilities for this structure. 

Cardstock - Solid color cardstock (same color on both sides)
to be cut as follows:
  • (1 piece)  10 1/4" x 4 3/4" grain short for the body of the sleeve
  • (4 pieces) 2" x 2" for box liners
  • (1 piece)   2 1/4" x 2 1/4" for inside top lid
This paper should be color coordinated with your cardstock. The pattern need only be one side and the paper should be text weight (not as heavy as cardstock). Scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, paste paper, magazine pages, calendar pages, are some examples. The boxes, panels, and book covers will be made from this decorative paper.
Cut as follows:
  • (4 pieces) 6" x 6" for boxes
  • (1 piece)   6 1/2" x 6 1/2" for top lid
  • (1 piece)   4 3/4" x 1" for decorative strip to wrap the closing of the box
  • (3 pieces) 1 1/2" x 3" for outside decorative panels
  • (2 pieces) 2" x 4" for covers of books (pamphlet & meander book)
  • (2 pieces) 2" x 8" for covers of WOW fold books
Note: covers for the books can be the same decorative paper, or a complimentary paper, or cardstock. These will be the miniature books which will sit inside the stacked boxes.

  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft knife or X-Acto
  • Scissors
  • Metal Ruler
  • Bone Folder
  • Pencil
  • Piercing Tool
  • Needle & Thread
  • Glue Stick
  • Printed Instructions
  • Paper (pre-cut) for the signatures of each miniature book. There will be four different books: a pamphlet stitch, a meander, and two different WOW folds.
WHEN:   Saturday June 13 at 12 Noon
WHERE: Eureka Methodist Church, Del Norte and F Streets
COST:    50 cents
RSVP DEFINITELY NEEDED - Please email Dolores by June 10. Her email address can be found in the newsletter. Also, please have your cardstock and decorative papers cut prior to coming to the workshop and bring extra paper "just in case".

Here are more examples of this structure, some of which were made by the NORBAG North group who meet for play dates in Washington.
Three boxes by Bobbie H. using her Zentangle designed papers.
Nature themed box by Robyn T.

Halloween boxes with sweet treats by Carol S.

Paste papers with leaf themed books by Bonnie J.

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