Rectangle boxes are similar in construction to square boxes but there are two different measurements for the sides.
Basic measuring rules for rectangle boxes
Bottom paper measurements = width of box + 2 times the height by length of box + 2 times the height.
For example a box that measures 3 by 4 with a height of 2
3 + 2 + 2 by 4 + 2 + 2
7 by 8
Scored on all 4 sides at 2.
Lid measurements = width of box + 2 times height of lid + 1/8 by length of box + 2 times height of lid + 1/8
For example a lid to fit a 3 by 4 box with 1 sides.
3 + 1 + 1 + 1/8 by 4 + 1 + 1 + 1/8
5 1/8" x 6 1/8"
Scored on all 4 sides at 1.
Cut bottom paper 7 by 8
(3 + 2 + 2 by 4 + 2 + 2)
Score all 4 sides at 2.
Cut the score lines of the shorter sides up to the first vertical score line.
Turn paper so outside of box is face up, apply Scor Tape to the corners and assemble box with taped sides inside the box.
The following instructions are for a rectangle box 3 by 4 with 2 sides and a lid with 1 sides.
Cut lid paper to 5 1/8 by 6 1/8
(3 + 1 + 1 + 1/8 by 4 + 1 + 1 + 1/8)
I punched an opening in the lid ( see Helpful Hints and Ideas)
Score all 4 sides at 1.
Cut score lines on shorter side up to the first vertical score line.
Turn paper so outside of box is face up, apply Scor-Tape to corners and assemble with taped corners inside the box.
Helpful Hints and Ideas
· Use heavier card stock or designer paper for sturdier construction.
· Double sided designer paper can add additional interest to your boxes.
· Before assembling your lids consider cutting a circle or oval in the lid and adhering acetate to the underside. This will create a fun peek into the contents of your box. Add rub-ons or stamping to the acetate.
· Add ribbon pull tabs to your lids for easy removal.
· Embellish your boxes and lids with scallops, ribbon, buttons, etc
· Stack several square flat boxes of varying sizes to make a cake.
· Use the bottom box measurements to create a holder for a goodie bag.