Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Apple Box Tutorial

Edited to add:  You can click any photo to make it larger.

Many of you have requested a tutorial for the apple box so here you go!

I'm apologizing in advance for the light in these's late here and my lighting is just awful but hope you can get the idea.

To get started, you will need:

The Apple Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe - the card and the apple template
Solid paper and DP of your choice - I used PTI Pure Poppy, SU Creamy Carmel, Martha Stewart Christmas DP pack
Double sided tape or Mono-Multi
Edge punch of your choice (I used Martha's Drippy Goo)
glue dots or dimensionals
Embellishments of your choice

How to do it!

1. Print and cut out the apple card and apple template.

If you're not using a bordered DP, you can print your apple front templates directly onto your paper. I used the template as a pattern to cut my templates so I could place the gingerbread men correctly. Cut the apple card into 2 pieces as shown.

2. To form your box center, cut a piece of matching CS 8-1/2" x 1-1/2" (Lindt chocolate box)or 8-1/2"x 1" (Hershey nugget box)

Make a 1/4" score line vertically on BOTH sides. Turn your piece horizontally and score again at 3-1/2" and 5-1/2". Line the vertical sides with Scor-Tape. Make a cut just to the score line at your horizontal scores. Set this piece aside.

3. Trace and cut out your front and back pieces using the apple template as a pattern. Notice that the apple has a high and low side. You will need to flip the template to cut the back piece.

4. Trace the top part of the apple onto the Creamy Carmel CS. I cut 4 of these so I could line the inside. You could just cut 2 for the outsides. Cut out and punch the straight edge with a border punch. Sponge the edges if desired.

5. Trace the apple stems as well, remembering to flip for the back panel. Tape or glue (1) the stems, (2) the Gingerbread DP piece, (3) the punched piece. Stitch and embellish if desired. If using glitter or another embellishment that needs dry time, I would suggest waiting until after your box is assembled.

6. Pick up your Scor-taped piece and place it onto your apple noting where the top edges will meet your apple template. I find it easier to tape down my bottom first then one side at a time. Make sure both sides of your box will sit level before pressing the second side on. (ask me how I know that!)
7. Repeat for the other side. Embellish as desired and fill with chocolate!! :-)

For my tutorial box on the right, I just used the strip that was leftover after I cut the apple.

It measured about an inch so it made a narrower box... perfect for Hershey nuggets! I wrapped the nuggets in coordinating strips of the same paper. My tag is another sentiment from Tiny box with Sentiments.

I added that cute little jingle bell by punching a small hole and tying a piece of ribbon around the stem.

Hope this makes sense...if you need any help, just let me know. If you make an apple box, link back here...I'd love to see it!!

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Enfys said...

I think this is my favourite Dt project of the week Charlene, I just love it.
En xx

Snowmanlover said...

Great tutorial and I think this apple box is honestly the cutest thing I have EVER seen!!
Thanks for giving the tutorial!

Mary Beth said...

Adorable! This project is one of your cutest ever!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Thank you SO much for the tutorial, Charlene! I can only imagine how much time and patience it takes to put this all together, and I'm glad you did because I really want to try and make these. They are so stinkin' CUTE!!

Sue from Oregon said...

I love seeing how things are put together...Thanks for taking the time to show us all! Great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Charlene this is fabulous!! so cute and creative!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Charlene, this is it and what a great tutorial!
Blessings, Maria

Kelly said...

Thanks for the great tutorial for such a great card!

Patricia Zsazsa said...

it is so cool..........

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