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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Flourish Thinlits

We had a Rubber Queens meeting last night and I took this beautiful box for the Show and Tell table.  Someone asked me how to make it so here are the instructions. 
First of all you'll need the Flourish Thinlits.  You can make beautiful cards and projects with this set.  Just search on Pinterest and there are lots of ideas on there.
You'll need two sheets of card stock that are 7 1/4 X 9 3/4 and two pieces that are 4 3/8 X 4 3/8.
The two bigger pieces need to be scored on the long side at 1/2", 4 7/8" and 9 1/4.  On the short side score at 3 3/4" and 6". 
Then cut off the two lower, narrow pieces as shown in the above picture and cut the center score line up to the 3 3/4"  score line.  In the next picture you can see where I cut off the two corner pieces.

Now you're ready to run the cardstock and thinlit through the Big Shot.  Just line up the thinlit so that it's even on the two sides and the bottom.  This does leave quite a wide top but you need that to be sure that the box is sturdy. You'll need to run each sheet through twice.  Now you'll see why there's a score line at 6".  The card stock won't go through the Big Shot unless you fold the bottom up.  When you get done you'll use the two square pieces, one on the outside and one of the inside of the bottom to re-enforce the card stock where it was folded. 

When you have both pieces run through the Big Shot you're ready to put together.  Just adhere the tabs together.  But you don't want a tab on the outside so put it together so that the tabs are on the inside of the box.  Hopefully the picture above helps you understand what I mean.  You could then adhere this piece down but I didn't.  Personal choice. 
Now it's as clear as mud, right?  If you have questions please let me know.  I went on You Tube and Pinterest and couldn't find the original video but I know that there's one out there somewhere.

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