Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowman Exploding Tower Instructions


Exploding Snowman Tower instructions

 Things needed:


3 12”x12” piece of heavy/sturdy patterned paper OR cardstock. You want this to be strong, as it is the outside of your box.
3 piece of 12” x 12” (or 2 12 x12 and 1 6x6) heavy patterned paper or cardstock for your cover. Again, make sure it is sturdy.
Coordinating papers or scraps to decorate the inside pages Embellishments and photos for your box
Paper trimmer
Adhesive
Bone folder


You will need 3 12 x 12" sheets of good quality coordinating cardstock, and 1 sheet of 12 x 12" coordinating pattern cardstock


Score your first box ~ 4" on all sides. You will now have 9 scored squares. DO NOT Cut out the corner squares. Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square.


Cut your middle box ~ 11" x 11", and score at 3 3/4", as before on all sides and DO NOT Cut out the corner squares. Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square.


Cut your inner layer to 10 x 10" and score at 3 1/2", as before on all sides and DO NOT Cut out the corner squares. Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square.


Decorate your inside layers at this stage. For the bottom box mats should be cut approx. 3 3/4" x 3 3/4", For the middle box mats should be cut approx. 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", For the top box mats should be cut approx. 2 3/4" x 2 3/4", for the corners either cut triangles or squares and score diagonally.


To make your bottom box lid, cut your paper to 8 x8" and score at 2" on all sides. there are 2 ways to do the lids: DO NOT Cut out the corner squares.  either Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square and trim off one of the triangles. i usually do all the right triangles or simply snip along the horizontal folds on all sides. Use a bone folder to sharpen your creases, and apply double sided tape to secure your lid.


To make your middles box lid, cut your paper to 7.5” x7.5" and score at 1 3/4" on all sides. DO NOT Cut out the corner squares.  either Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square and trim off one of the triangles. i usually do all the right triangles or simply snip along the horizontal folds on all sides. Use a bone folder to sharpen your creases, and apply double sided tape to secure your lid.


To make your top box lid, cut your paper to 5.5” x 5.5" and score at 1 1/4" on all sides. DO NOT Cut out the corner squares.  either Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square and trim off one of the triangles. i usually do all the right triangles or simply snip along the horizontal folds on all sides. Use a bone folder to sharpen your creases, and apply double sided tape to secure your lid.

fold up all boxes, put on their lids and stack!

hopefully i've written those well enough and proper measurements!

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