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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Twisted Box

I saw a picture of this crazy twisted box on the internet and knew I had to make one. It looks so complicated and is so easy. The best part is that each end forms a separate compartment for holding small gifts or treats. The box is as much a present as whatever is inside.

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 8 1/2 x 10 inches
DSP measures - 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 (2 pieces)

Score on the long side @ 1/2, 2 1/2, 7 1/2, 9 1/2
Score on the short side @ 1/2, 2 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 1/2
Score in the large rectangles diagonally from the top right to the bottom left. See diagram below.



The black lines are score lines. The colored sections are the areas to remove. After removing the sections and with your cardstock in the same position as the diagram cut up the score lines to create the top and bottom of the box. See 
photo below. Wedge the tabs as shown.


Cut the DSP pieces in half on the diagonal and adhere to the box.
Fold and burnish all of the score lines. The diagonal lines should be fold in the opposite direction. They are valley folds.

Using a strong adhesive like sticky strip attach the long skinny rectangle to form the box.

Fold the box flat so it looks like this photo.



Then place a hand in each end and spread the interior space open. It may take a few tries to get the hang of how to open it. Don't give up. Fold the flaps in and there is your box. I decorated the top with flowers and attached my greeting on the side. 



Supplies Used

Cardstock - Stampin Up Wild Wasabi
DSP - Stampin Up English Garden
Flowers/Greeting - Stampin Up Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White cardstock

I hope you enjoyed this project.

6 comments:

  1. Just found your blog and I love your boxes....especially this one. I'll be reading it everyday. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. This is amazing!

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  3. Hermoso trabajo, gracias por compartir tus ideas

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  4. Hi Kathe - do you know where you saw this? I'd love to invite the inventor to do a tutorial on Splitcoast.

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  5. merci pour ce tuto, cette boite est très originale

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