Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oh La La Paris

I love creating treasure boxes and this following box is something I created for Sakura Hobby Craft!

Its a little of some of my favorite things that NO Girl can live without.  The treasure box is 5 x 8" and it can hold all of our little trinkets.  

As you can see I added some finishing touches by sewing the layered Prima Romance Novel Collection.  The sewing technique gives each project just that beautiful elegant touch.

So, just what does a girl need to create a treasure box to hold all your little trinkets, well that is a little something that I will be sharing with your tonight.


Measurements 5 x 8"

(4) - 2 x 8"
(4) - 1 x 8"
(4) - 1 x 5"
(4) - 2 x 5"
(4) - 2 x 2"
(4) - 2 x 4"


(2) - 2 x 8"
(2) - 1 x 8"
(2) - 1 x 5"
(2) - 2 x 5"

Decorative 12 x 12 Paper
(4) -  1 7/8 x 7 7/8"
(4) -  4 7/8 x 7 7/8"

CardstockInside Box:
(2) - 1 7/8 x 4 7/8"
(2) - 7/8 x 4 7/8"
(2) - 1 7/8 x 7 7/8"
(2) -  7/8 x 7 7/8"

Outside Box:  1st Layer
(2) - 5 x 8"
(2) - 1 x 5"
(2) - 2 x 8
(2) - 1 x 8"

Outside Box: 2nd Layer
(2) - 7/8 x 4 7/8"
(2) - 7/8 x 7 7/8"
(2) - 4 7/8 x 7 7/8"
(2) - 1 7/8 x 7 7/8"
(2) - 1 7/8 x 4 7/8"


Glue Gun
Scor Tape
Bone Folder
Score Board
Ribbon (4) piece of ribbon at 2" ea
Want2Scrap Bling
Eiffel Tower Die Cut
Distressing Ink

The first thing you will do it to cut your chipboard and your hinges.  The hinges is kraft paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

You will cut each pieces according to the measurements.

Once you have your chipboard cut and your hinges you will score each hinge in the middle.

After you have scored all your hinges you will adhere your Scor Tape just like you see below.  You will cut the corners in an angle.  Once you have all these scored, taped, and corners cut you will then be ready to start assembling.


For assembling you need your glue gun ready, because you have to make sure that the sides are straight.  Start by pealing only one side of the Scor Tape and attaching one side of the chipboard.  So, go ahead and take out 1 piece of the 5 x 8" chipboard and attach to one side of the 2 x8 " hinge.  See below it should look like this.  Do the same for all four sides!

Hold the sides in place straight, because otherwise your sides will not be straight and it will not line up with the lid.

 Go Ahead and fold the corner hinges down like so.

Once you have assembled four sides you are ready to place the corner hinges to reinforce the box. You will then place the trim on the edges of the box like so.

 Here you attached the 2 x 8" hinge piece of kraft paper and the 2 x 5" hinge.  This just covers up the rough edges of the chipboard.

You will follow the same instructions to assemble the lid of the box.  
The 4 pieces of ribbon that you cut at 2" you will attach in the inside of the box to attache the lid to the body of the box.
See Below:

Now don't worry about how this looks you will cover this with your decorative pattern paper that you would have cut to fit the inside of the box.  
Before you do that I suggest you use your distressing ink and distress the edges of the entire box.  Then you can begin attaching the decorative pattern paper of choice.  I cut my inside pieces to be at least 1/8" smaller.  This will make for a great fit!  The outside of the box I used Prima Romance Novel Paper stack collection and I layered my paper and sewed the edges.

Now that you have all this you can decorate your heart away.

I hope you enjoyed this project be sure to leave me a comment.


  1. Que hermoso y lo mejor con el paso a paso Gracias por compartir tu arte y tus conocimientos

  2. Muchas gracias Lina por tu bello comentario!

  3. Great Technique, thanks for applying for the Sakura Hobby Craft Design Team

  4. Beautiful! I can't wait to try making a box to house the book you taught in your class! You are so talented, and generous in sharing your tips and tutorials.

  5. Mai!!! gracias por este tutorial!!! Por el tiempo que dedicas a enseñar, que DIos te lo multiplique en Salud.


  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!


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