I've spent some time trying to develop a 6"x6" card envelope/box from one sheet of 12"x12" sheet of paper and I cracked it at last. Making boxes bases and lids I find tedious, often they are not the snug it I want and often I stupidly end up with two lids or two bases. I knew exactly what I wanted when I started this but it has taken me some time to get it just right, and I was so thrilled I just had to share it with you.
This is how it's placed on the paper.
I did think about doing it as a download, but that would be a little pointless unless you had a printer that printed 12"x12"
I could do a tutorial on the measurements if anyone is interested let me know.
I did two versions, one a deeper box, one slimmer.
This is the wider one, you will notice that most of the cards I used for display are Magnolia, these are the ones that tend to have the most embellishments on them.
This is the wider and narrower together. I think I will probably use the narrower one mostly but occasionally I go over the top with embellies and will need the thicker one.
This one has a Tilda which has thickish details, but fits easily together with a double layer of bubble wrap.
This is one with an easel card in, so extra layers of cardstock plus embellishments there.
This second box took me approxemately 5 mins to makes (a lot less than lids and bases) and most of that was the drawing from template to paper.
Excuse the poor photographs, very little light and very much snow here again today and I can't find bulbs for my light tent.
I will probably decorate the box to match the card in future, but meanwhile I'm need to stock up on my plain 12"x12" card as so much ended up in the bin.
If any of you would like me to provide detailed measurements, please just let me know. I can send them to you individually of do a tutorial if you wish.
Hope you're all having a great weekend, with better weather than we're having here.
EDITED - 16/2/2010
I am now definitely doing a tutorial for this and intend to post in this coming Sunday 221/2