Monday, 6 June 2016

Police Telephone Box Gift Box Tutorial

Hi Everyone

It's MJ here today with a little tutorial for you.  

I've been asked by sooo many people now about this project I thought it would be an idea if I told you how I did it.  :)

**Please note that this is for personal use only and not for resale or for mass production **

So here we go......

What I Used

Navy Blue Card - 240gsm Papermill Direct
White Card - 240gsm Papermill Direct
Tonic Studios Super Trimmer 
Crafters Companion Scoremaster/The Big Score 
Glue/Foam Pads

What I Did

To Make the Box Inner

  1. Cut two pieces of navy card to 9 1/2" by 8 1/4" (A4 width).  Score each piece on the base side of the scoreboard at 4 1/2" - 9".  Turn the card pieces so that the long edge runs down the board and score them at 1/2".

  2. Next cut two squares of navy card one at 4 1/2" and the other a 1/16" smaller.
  3. Cut tabs along bottom 1/2" scored line on both pieces.
  4. Fold and burnish all score lines.  Glue the two box panels together then glue the smaller square to the inside on top of tabs.  Add remaining square to outside base of box.

To Make the Outer Box
  1. Cut two pieces of navy card to 9 1/2" x 8 1/4".  Score each piece on the box lid side of the scoreboard at 4 1/2" and 9".  Turn the card pieces as before (staying on the box lid side) and score them on the 1/2" line.
  2. Then cut two squares of navy card as before.
  3. Cut the tabs as before and glue box together in the same way.
  4. To make the tiered top of the box cut three squares at 5 1/2" - 5" and 4 1/2" and score each one of them at 1/2" on the box lid side of board.
  5. Cut tabs, fold and burnish scorelines and glue to form lids.
  6. Glue the lids in a stack by running a bead of glue around the edges and pressing down gently.  Leave to dry.  Once dry place the lids on top of box lid and glue into position.
  7. To make the top light piece - cut a piece of navy card at 3" x 3" and score around all edges at 1".  Cut and trim tabs.  Glue together, add white squares of card and glue to top of box.

To Make Side Panels
  1. Make a template following below.
  2. Cut four pieces of navy card to 4 5/16" x 7 5/8" and using template as a guide cut out the apertures.
  3. Cut six narrow strips of navy card for each panel and glue in place on rear of top window panes.  
  4. Cut two 2" squares of white card and glue behind window strips.
  5. Cut a navy strip of card at 1/4" x 7 5/8" and glue this down the centre of the panel.   Repeat this for all panels.
  6. Attach the panels to the box sides using 3D foam pads.
  7. Decorate to suit - Voila!

And that's all there is to it!!  

I hope you have enjoyed my project.

We hope you have been inspired.

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  2. Your very welcome. I hope you try it. Thanksnxx

  3. Thank you for sharing Debbie I know some people who would love this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Thanks Jackie. I am a huge Whovian xx

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