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DT Thursday: Create a Sweet Split Top Box with Sandiebella!

DT Thursday time! Sandie has another gorgeous make for us to follow along with today.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Create a Split Top Box with Sandiebella

Split Top Box

Claudia has a Candy rubber stamp
White card
Patterned paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Circle Die
Flowers & embellishments.
How to:
Cut 3 pieces of white card
1 piece @ 8.5″ x 7.25″
2 pieces @ 7 3/8″ x 4.75″

Score the 8.5″ x 7.25″ piece of card at 1.5″ on all four sides.

Make cuts with scissors to create the tabs, tapering the edges as shown. Fold and crease the score lines with a bone folder.

Apply adhesive to the outside of each of the tabs.

Fold the tabs in and adhere to the inside of the box, as shown. Set aside for now.

For both 7 3/8″ x 4.75″ pieces:

Score on the short side at 0.5″ and 3.25″. Flip 90 degrees and score 1.5″ from each end.

Cut away the outside sections of the 0.5″ section and taper the ends of the centre section. Make cuts on the other end to create tabs as shown.

Using either a scoring board, or ruler and pencil, mark at 0.5″ to the left of the scoreline.

Flip 90 degrees and mark 0.5″ up from the bottom scoreline.

Using a scissors or paper trimmer, cut from one mark to the other, and repeat on the other side.

Apply adhesive to the inside of the 0.5″ section

Fold inwards and burnish well with a bone folder.

Apply adhesive to the outside of the tabs and adhere to the inside as shown below

Repeat for the other 7 3/8″ x 4.75″ piece.

Ensure the box base fits.

For the hinges:

Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 4 1/8″ x 2″. Score them at 1″ and crease the scoreline with a bone folders. Fold in the opposite direction and crease again, to loosen the fold.

Apply adhesive to the inside of one half and adhere to the bottom of the box.

Apply adhesive to the outside of the other half and adhere to the inside of the box top.

Repeat for both sides.

For the decorative panels, cut – 

White card:
2 pieces @ 2 5/8″ x 4.25″
2 pieces @ 4.25 x 1 3/8″
4 pieces @ 2 5/8″ x 1 3/8″
Patterned paper:
2 pieces @ 2.5″ x 4 1/8″
2 pieces @ 4 1/8″ x 1.25″
4 pieces @ 2.5″ x 1.25″

Using the sides of the box as a guide, cut the side pieces to shape.

Adhere all the patterned paper to the coordinating white card pieces

Cut a narrow border approx 4.25″ in length and adhere to the edge of one side of the box top, to cover over any gap that there may be.

Adhere all the panels to the box.

For the inside:

Patterned paper:
1 piece @ 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
2 pieces @ 4 1/8″ x 1 3/8″
2 pieces @ 5 3/8″ x 1 3/8″

I used double sided paper and decided to use the other side of the paper for the inside edges.

Adhere all the pieces inside.

You can also cover the rest of the white card inside if you wish.

For the image:

Cut a circle from your stamping card, large enough to fit the image.

The size used her is just under 4″

Leaving the die in place, stamp the image. This leaves a white border all around the image

Stamp the sentiment under the lollipop

Colour using desired medium.

If the stamping card is not made of heavy card, cut another circle using the same die as the image, and adhere the image to it.

Apply foam tape to the left side of the image only .

Place some ribbon around the box and tie a bow to the far right.

Position the image in the centre, overlapping both sides of the box, and press down into place.

To secure the ribbon to the box. cut a piece of card 4.25″ x 5.5″ (the size of the box) and adhere to the bottom, over the ribbon.

Embellish as desired, ensuring the right side of the image is not obstructed as it needs to open and close.

Over To You!

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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!




  1. sue says:

    oh my word, Sandie, this is absolutely beautiful!
    You are so clever with the box designs – total genius!

  2. Nancee Purdum says:

    Oh this is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! Love it!

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