Monday, January 16, 2012

Project - Stationary box

This is a fabulous kit.  The base of the box starts with a 12x12 sheet of cardstock.  You can adjust the sizes of the compartments to include 3 different sizes of cards, or a notepad, or tags, or anything you like.  You can include a holder for a pen, and even a pocket for stamps.  This is such a versatile box.   In this example – the final base of the box measures 2x6x5.  The lid is 2-1/8 x 6-1/8 x 2-1/8.  You can create this with just cardstock – but I wanted my stronger, so I reinforced a lot of it with mat board.

The approximate measurements are as follows:
Notepad: 3x4     Stamp Pocket:  2x2-1/4      Card envelopes: 3x4 ½ ; 4.5 x 5-3/4; 3.5 x 5-1/8  Tags: 2x3
Largest (back) pocket dimension: 1-1/4 x 6  Smallest (front two) pocket dimensions:  3/8 x 3.5; 3/8 x 2.5

So you basically start with a 12x12 piece of cardstock.  Measure up 5 inches from two opposite sides and score lines.  Now cut on the scores lines in 3 inches on both sides.  I chose to reinforce with mat board, so the black piece is a 2 x 5 piece of mat board I adhered to the bottom.  Then I adhered the two 2x3 flaps on top of the mat board.

To create the back side of the holder.  Score lines as shown:
In my example I did not cut the above piece down to 11 inches wide, I just folded over the extra half inch to the inside on the back side.  The black piece again is mat board.  Adhere as shown – that will reinforce the two ‘sides’ of the back of the box.

To reinforce the back side of this – cover a piece of 6x5 mat board and adhere to the back.

Here is close up of pockets:  There is one large pock that holds (in this example) 2 different sizes of cards/envelopes.  The ‘blue’ pockets are two smaller pockets, one for smaller cards/envelopes and the other is for tags.
Largest (back) pocket dimension: 1-1/4 x 6.  Cut piece 1-1/4 wide and 8 inches long – score 1 in from each end and fold – this is what you will adhere to the reinforced sides above.  You will create smaller pockets and adhere to the first larger pocket.  In my example I covered the two front pockets with a cover piece of patterned cardstock.

Here is an example of the front two pockets cut and scored.  Size varies based on the cards you are intending on storing in here.
Front score lines:

Here is the lid:

I created the notepad by putting book binding glue on top of stack of pages and let dry.
 I hope you enjoy!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin


  1. Wow this is fantastic, I love it and will have to make one later today. TFS...Mary

  2. Thank you so much Mary - it really is a fabulous project - and a great gift idea! Have fun making one!



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