When I first saw the Autumn Splendor stack I knew right away what I wanted to make, some Gratitude boxes for my family.
I made a box for each of us, starting from the left is Steve's, mine, Kaley's and Tre's. Starting the first of November, my family and I will write down one thing we are grateful for each day and put our slip of paper in our boxes. At the end of the month we will all share what we wrote.
First I chose which papers I wanted to use from the Autumn Splendor Stack and Cardstock stack. For the base of the boxes, I cut the paper 11" square, then I scored each sheet (in this case it was 4 since I made 4 boxes) at 4" on all sides.
Once I made all of my score marks, I cut the score lines on the opposing sides up to the first vertical score line.
Here you can see where I made the cuts. The next step is to measure 1" tabs on two sides.
It's not necessary to cut angles for your tabs but it does make a nicer fold on the inside when you're putting your box together. I've done it both ways and having the angles is easier I think.
Once I made all of my cuts I used some 1/4" Scor-Tape on my edges. I do want to note that I inked all of my edges before putting my boxes together. I didn't want the white core of the CS to show once the boxes were assembled.
Here you can see the difference the inking makes, on the left the white core is really noticeable and I didn't want that for this project.
I used my Scor-Tool from my Scor-Pal to burnish the Scor-Tape to the CS...this is especially important on the CS that has texture & raised glittered images as the one in the picture above.
For my box lids, I cut some coordinating CS 5" square and then scored it at 7/8" on all sides.
Instead of cutting angled tabs..this time I just made cuts up to the first score mark.
I again inked the edges of my lids before putting the box together.
Scor-Tape can be used for more than just construction purposes...here you'll see that I used it for my embellshing of the boxes as well....
I used the 1/8" tape to secure my twine to the base of the lid for Steve's box. I also used Scor-Tape for adhering all of my other ribbons, embelishments and sentiments. No need to use anything else...Scor-Tape is the best : )
Here are some close up photos of each of the boxes....
I fussy cut some of the images from the Autumn Splendor Stack to decorate the boxes.
Making these boxes was super easy when you have a Scor-Pal to use along with some FAB paper like the Autumn Splendor stack from DCWV and of course Scor-Tape to put it all together.
I have "Be Grateful Everyday" written on the family calendar that's posted on our fridge as I think it is really important to be grateful for what we all have in our lives & what a great way to not only encourage my teenagers to write something down each day but it's also a fun way to decorate for the Fall season.
I hope you enjoyed my project and that I've inspired you to create your own Fall themed decorations for your home using the Scor-Pal & DCWV products.
Happy Crafting : )
DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack and coordinating CS Stack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Tattered Leaves Die
Mon Ami Gabby-Green trim
3 Girl Jam-Burlap
Twine & other trims-scrappy stash
May Arts-wide Gold Ribbon