Sunday, November 25, 2018

Stacking Suitcases FREE Tutorial

Thank you for the great response on the stacking suitcases.  I have made another set and have the measurements and tutorial here for you.  
If you make some, I'd love to see them - tag me on social media @inkingidaho and while you're there, please follow me!

The finished size of the top suitcase is 4" x 2-1/2" x 1".  The bottom one is 5" x 3-1/2" x 1".  I am going to decorate these and turn them into a birthday gift, but wanted to get the measurements to you today as I know some of you are waiting.

This was the original posting decorated in Winter Wear Bundle  and the Plaid Background stamp (on sale - regular $20, through Monday just $16) by Concord & 9th.

Small suitcase measurements are cardstock cut to 8" x 6".  Score at 1" on all four sides and then 3-1/2" and 4-1/2" across the middle.

Large suitcase measurements are cardstock cut to 7" x 10".  Score all four sides at 1" and then 4-1/2" and 5-1/2" across the middle.

Cut up the outer score lines on both sides up to the intersecting score lines.  Make a 'v' cut from the flaps to avoid any paper handovers.  Fold on all score lines and assemble.

Adhere the four outer corners to the inside of the box and let dry.

Hold with mini clothespins and then you don't have to stand there for minutes. *Ü*

Fold the lid back and the middle flaps inside and adhere.  Again, hold for a minute with clothespins.

Once everything is set and dry, close the box.  It can close either way, there is no right or wrong.

The handles are 1/2" wide.  The small box handle is 3-1/2" long and the large box handle is 4-1/2" long. Score both at 1/2" and 3/4" from each end.  Bend backwards and forwards to get the shape and adhere to the box lid.

From there is it all about the embellishments!  As I said earlier, these will be birthday boxes when I finish them.

There are still some awesome deals to be had through Monday.  The Stamp Market, Concord & 9th and Spellbinders + FSJ are my three favorites!  This is where I shop and most likely the things I will be showing you in the future.

See this posting for individual category links.

Clicking on the shopping cart now takes you to my ordering page where you can choose from various companies to place orders. 
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1 comment :

  1. Becky....You are just the best! Your projects always make me smile! I plan to make a few of these to hang on the tree for my gift card lovers.....thank you!