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Monday, 1 August 2016

Triangle gift Box instructions for CTC#89 Christmas Packaging


Hello, I ran out of time to record the instructions for my project at CASEing the Catty#89 (busy week with markets etc)  so as promised here is the original inspiration and my version. I hope you give it a try.

So I searched my Pinterest boards and finally found the link again here.
It is a  picture tutorial in  German. 



No matter which way I fold mine it doesn't look like Annika's - My flat faces are isosceles triangles, whereas hers appear to be right-angle triangles (I had to go back to basic maths to explain this to myself -you gotta love google!)

At any rate, once folded and tied it looks quite pretty and I will use it as is. 

so here are my instructions- very similar to Annika's:
  • cut a piece of A4 Cardstock  in a 15 cm strip (use the full length of the A4)
  • score parallel to the long edge at 4.5 cm
  • rotate 90* and score at  7cm, 14cm, 21cm, 28 cm
  • these vertical scores will be VALLEY folds
  • make a mark at the top edge of the page at the centre point of each 7cm panel, score from the base of each 7cm panel to this point to make the triangle faces - these will be MOUNTAIN folds
  • cut the base flaps along the vertical score lines up to the 4.5cm score line and trim away the small rectangle as pictured
  • cut a strip of DSP 9cm wide, mark your triangles with a 6.5cm base and cut 8 full triangles (you can top and tail these to get the most out of your paper as long as the DSP does not have a directional print like text that needs to be upright)
  • cut 4 of these in half to decorate the narrow triangle faces if you wish, - I only used 4 pieces and had 4 small triangle left over but you could easily use them all.
  • crease/burnish all folds withyour bone folder 
  • adhere the DSP before assembling the box
  • glue the side flap and base flaps to create the box.
  • punch holes in the top of each triangle beside the vertical (valley folds) and thread your ribbon through, tie and decorate as desired.


From the inside - so mountain and valley are reversed.




Box assembled without any DSP attached - easier to add DSP first.


So this is finished and tied - you can see I only have DSP on one face of each valley. Hope that makes sense. Any questions please email me,

Thanks for looking,
bo
Liz

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous tutorial - thanks! I had a look at the original, and I'm sure her sides are the same as yours, it's just the way her's is photographed that makes it look right angled.

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz