I hope this is going to work because I've got 8 pictures to upload! Tracey asked how I made the boxes for my cakes and I told her I had bought a box-making tool in a closing down sale. Another friend of mine, who makes her own cards, had been telling me about them and how easy it was to make boxes with them. Tracey wanted to see it so I thought I'd show what a fab tool it is, it didn't come with any instructions so I just had to figure out what to do - for all I know I'm doing it wrong but it seems to work.
Gather equipment - box tool, card, rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat.
How big does you box need to be? I wanted a box to hold these tin Easter Eggs that I have bought for my Mum and DD. The egg is 3 inches long, 2 inches wide and 2 inches high.
So, I need the bottom of the box to measure 3X2 inches and if I add on 4 inches to the length and width for the sides I need to cut a piece of card measuring 6 X 7 inches. That will be the bottom of the box. I then need to cut another piece of card slightly bigger - 6 1/8 inches X 7 1/8 inches - for the top - easy with a quilter's acrylic ruler. This is all the measuring you have to do - no need to draw lines on the card or anything.
Butt the card against the raised edge of the box tool - see the marks in the plastic - they are grooves to score down, the first one is an inch wide, the second 2 inches. I used the end of a paintbrush to score. Just turn the card round and score down each edge.
Can you see the marks in the card? It is now scored and easy to fold. All you have to do is to bend each line to form the 4 sides of a box.
Cut down the fold at each end of the box and cut away the excess card to make tabs to glue against the side - no need to be super-accurate as they will just be glued down and unseen.
Glue the tabs and fill the box as desired.
Put the lid on the box (1/8 inch bigger all round seems to be perfect for a lid that is just slightly bigger than the bottom) and wrap. This tool and the rotary cutter and ruler make box making a breeze - I stopped to take photos but if I hadn't this box would LITERALLY have taken me no more than 5 minutes to make and wrap up.