thrift store (from an earlier post--you could also use a Velveeta box as a template). I made an insert to fit inside the lightweight box to give it support. (See photo below) The insert ends needed to reach the top of the box so it measures approx. 10 3/4"x 8", plus an additional piece taped to one end of 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" (subtract 1/8" from each of the insert measurements for an easier fit). I scored the insert to fit snugly into the box shell, and removed the other two corners. I covered it with coordinating cardstock (DCWV Rustic Stack), and used Claudine Hellmuth's Multi-Medium Matte to protect the inside of the box, so it could be wiped clean if necessary. That multi-medium is SO awesome--I like it better than Mod Podge since it doesn't bubble as it dries, and it's much thicker so it gives a better coating. I covered the exposed edges with yellow rose ribbon before adhering it to the inside of the box.
|You can see how the sides of cardstock base doesn't extend to the top.|
I added length to the insert to add durability to the box.
The cut-out design gave it a more snug fit inside and worked like a charm.
Thanks for popping in. Happy Crafting...Lisa