Posted on September 7, 2013

Nesting Boxes Using Envelope Liner Framelits

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I think this is pretty cool…did you know you could make 3 different size boxes using the Envelope Liner Framelits? Today I'll show you the smallest one and come back next week I'll have the 2 larger sizes. This box is one of my club projects for September and it's been a big hit! It is so versatile, you can use the same instructions; just change up the paper for a different occasion.

Cut 4 pieces of Designer Series Paper to 4-1/2″ x 3″. In my project I used one side of the paper, but one of my club members alternated the pieces (front and back when assembling her box) and it looked great!

Using the smallest framelit and magnetic plate, cut out four liners (if yours is on back-order, or you haven't been able to order yet, no worries; just use the Post-It Note method and it will work just fine. You can actually do two at once (don't try to cut two of anything using regular cardstock)! Using your Scoring Tool, score along each side where the liner “lip” sticks out – this will leave about a 1/4″ “flap” on each side. Then score along the narrowest part of the liner – when this part is folded, it will be part of your box bottom.

Put Sticky Strip on one side of each envelope liner piece and then match the side of another piece to it. Do this same step with the other two pieces and when you finish you will have a box. I'll be putting up a YouTube video on my stampmaven channel soon to show you exactly how I do it.

Fold up each of the bottom pieces and put 2 small pieces of Sticky Strip on each of the sides on the bottom of the box (the two that end up on the outside of the box bottom). If desired, you can place a small rectangular piece of the same Designer Series Paper into the bottom of the box to cover up the tiny space between the flaps. You really won't see this when you fill the box with something, so this step can be skipped if you like.

Feel free to give me a shout if I can explain in further detail. Don't forget to come back next week to see the next two sizes AND learn how to make a box lid using the liner framelit, too.

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