Supplies:

1- cardstock 6"x 12" (here pumpkin pie)

1- cardstock 6"x 7" (here pumpkin pie)

1- sheet of designer paper (here bali breeze)

2- sheets of cardstock measuring 4" x 8 3/4" (here tempting turquoise)

8- sheets of cardstock measuring 6" x 3 5/8" (here Sahara Sand)

1- piece cardstock 6" x 3 3/4" reinforcement for lid

strong adhesive like Zip Dry or Scor-Tape

Stamps and embellishments

Magnets

If you are using patterned paper reinforce this area (lid) with a piece of matching cardstock 3 3/4" x 6". Glue to the inside of box,

Step 1: Score 6" x 12" at 4" and 8".

 

Step 2: Score 6" x 7" piece at 1" and 5".

 

Step 3. Adhere the 1" section to the inside edge of the 12" length to create one long piece of paper 6" x 18".

 

Step 4: The two pieces that measure 4" x 8 3/4" will be scored at every half inch but you MUST alternate the scores as you are making mountains and valley folds. Score at 1/2", 1 1/2 ", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" etc across the cardstock. Flip the cardstock from top to bottom, keeping the left edge in the same orientation, score at 1", 2", 3", 4" etc across the cardstock. Look for the first indentation, fold so the indentation is on the OUTSIDE of the fold, bump on the inside. Accordion pleat both pieces.

 

Step 5: Glue the back part of each accordion piece to the third section  of the long length of cardstock/patterned paper (back of a valley). Use STRONG adhesive.

 

 

 

 

Step 6: You will progressively move forward gluing in your inserts. They are glued to the front of the mountain as is indicated by the arrow. Glue one insert at a time so that you end up in the same place of the accordion fold on both sides. Note diagram for positioning of flat paper before gluing. Glue cards in the position I have shown, even with the bottom of the accordion fold No they are not the full height of the accordion.

 

Step 7: Glue last flap of accordion fold to the front of the box.

For my closure I decided to use magnets...they aren't as clingy as the velcro so the box doesn’t get damaged when I try to open it. You can cut up magnetic business cards or use the magnets by Basic Grey. Further embellish as you wish.

 

 

insert

Accordion folded section

Front flap

Front of box

I'm a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful kids (David, Emelia, and Isabella) and have been married to the Love of my life for a little over 9 years now, my how time flies!  I also have another man in my life, my King and personal Saviour Jesus Christ, without Him I am nothing and I am so thankful for the sacrifice He made for me so long ago.

I started scrapbooking/card making about 4 years ago when I was looking for some "Mommy time" and have not looked back since. I love rubber stamping and card making but when I first signed up to be an SU! demo I said I was "only doing scrapbooking," hundreds of cards later and years behind on my scrapbooking, I guess I just like having a finished project in a short amount of time! I also really enjoy altering things, boxes, books, anything really. Crafting is my escape!

 

Our resident Instructor is Silvie Mabie

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"Stamped Image Folder"

Diana: I have made a number of these for my friends. I taught a class and everyone loved it! If you are using the  smaller magnets attach them near the edges of the front piece rather than the middle. To be sure my magnets stuck <g>, I didn’t rely on the adhesive that is on the back of the magnets, I attached both bottom ones, the ones on the box with Crystal effects and left them to dry for at least 4 hours. Then I did the lid ones also with Crystal effects.

Be sure to include a few stamped images if it is going to be a gift. Enjoy!