I promised you a tutorial on how I made this box; so here we go!
I chose to use Mint Macaron card stock for this as it seems to go with everything. I need to give credit to Barbara Johnson for the original template & idea.
You need two piece of CS cut at 7 1/4" X 9 3/4" for the box. Score on the short side at 3 3/4" & 6". Score on the long side at 1/2", 4 7/8" & 9 1/4".
Then you'll position your thinlit so it's centered between the score-lines on the upper area; leaving about 1/4" from the score-lines. I highly recommend the Precision Base Plate to cut out these detailed thinlits; it makes a world of difference! I do not need to use waxed paper anymore when I use this plate!
As you can see you will have a strange score line across the bottom part of the box. This is so you can run it through the Big Shot; it's too wide unless you fold it. The two 4 3/8" square pieces are to cover these up. You will add one in the inside of the box and one on the very bottom, outside.
You may also notice the angled sides. You do cut off a 1/2" strip from the bottom portion. Add Tear & Tape or Sticky Strip to two sides before you adhere them together to form the box.
The next step is to cut these inside strips narrower so they do not show through the delicate windows. The adhesive tape really helps here. I just used a scissors to trim them as you see below on the furthest edge.
Adhere the flaps together to form a strong bottom. Now is when you'll add the two 4 3/8" squares; one inside and one on the bottom.
Next you'll see how I created my unique handle for the box. I started with a 2" X 10 1/2" strip.
I used the edgelit in the Detailed Floral Thinlits and ran it through the Big Shot numerous times, re-positioning the ends each time. After I had a handle I ran it through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder to give it a little texture.
I hope you like this pretty box and if you have these beautiful thinlits try one yourself. I added 3 1/2" X 4 1/8" pieces of Vellum inside the box here for this spa basket.