As I got to the tills of a local supermarket on our school run breakfast stop, I noticed an adorable Cadbury’s Mini Eggs flip top box. Being a sucker for 3D projects, I had to buy one to deconstruct (the mini eggs did go down nicely with a cup of coffee – oops!)
To make your own Flip Top Mini Box you will need a sheet of A4 cardstock and some DSP for decoration.
Firstly, cut your cardstock to measure 6 7/8″ x 6 1/2″ – I used Calypso Coral from the Subtles Collection.
With the long side (6 7/8″) at the top of your Simply Scored board, score at 1 1/4″, 4 5/8″ and 5 7/8″. Turn your card so the short side (6 1/2″) side is at the top and score at 1″, 2 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 3/4″ and 6″.
Cut and remove the sections as shown below.
With the small tab at the top of your Score board, score the right hand flap at 3 1/4″ down to the second line. Turn your card and make a mark 5 lines across from the left hand edge on the two flaps as below – cut and remove the parts as shown and then notch out the score lines at the bottom.
Cut and remove the bottom flaps as shown to reduce some of the bulk.
Fold and burnish all the score lines using a Bone Folder.
Attach Sticky Strip to each side of your card as shown.
Before making up your box, attach a piece of DSP measuring 1″ x 3 1/4″ to each of the four long panels marked ‘A’. I used the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.
Next, attach a piece of DSP measuring 1″ x 3/4″ to Flap B. Cut another two pieces at 1″ x 3/4″ then cut diagonally across one end to match the diagonals on Flaps C and attach.
Cut one final piece of DSP measuring 1″ x 1″ and attach to Flap D.
Make up the main body of the box first. Remove the backing from the sticky strip on the long flap and attach it to the opposite edge to form a box.
Fold in the two smaller flaps 1 & 2 at the bottom, then the back flap 3 and then the front flap 4, using the sticky strip to attach the loose edge of the base at the back.
Attach the two small flaps to the sides of flaps C to form the lid.
Decorate as required. For this box I ‘fussy cut’ three hearts from one of the sheets from my Stacked With Love papers and layered them up, attaching them to the box using a Stampin’ Dimensional and then another heart from the same sheet which I flipped over so the black and white side was showing. I attached this to a scrap of Calypso Coral Cardstock and ‘fussy cut’ that to give a small border. I attached this to the top of the box with another Dimensional, then attached a small Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accent to each heart.
This little box not only makes a lovely package for chocolates or sweets, but could also hold a Lipstick or Nail Enamel. Show us what you put in yours 😉