Hello Clear Scraps friends!! I had not put together one of these keepsake clear letter boxes in a while, and decided to share a tutorial on how easy it is to assemble these beauties! You can download the PDF to follow along anytime you wish.
To start, I measured the sizes I would need to partially cover the sides of the boxes with pattern paper. I then cut my paper, and fit them on the sides to ensure I had the correct sizes. The sizing is as follows:
Back – 3 ½ x 6 ½; Front – 3 ½ x 3 ¾; Sides – 2 ¼ x 4 ; Bottom – 3 ½ x 2 10/16
I wanted a bit of a design on the side panels, so I pulled out a background stamp and Stazon ink. Remove the protective film from the side panels and proceed to stamp your image along the top of the panel
Peel the protective films from the base and adhere your pattern paper.
Next, remove the protective film from the back side panel, apply a strong solvent adhesive (such as beacons 3-in-1 or zipdry) to the bottom edge, and insert it into the base. Hold it there for a minute to let the adhesive set up.
Peel protective film from the backside of your side panels. Grab one side panel, apply glue to the bottom and back edge, and nestle it into the base and within the nooks of the back panel.
Grab the adhesive circles that came with the Clear Box, peel back half of the circle revealing the adhesive, and apply to one half of the box where the sides are hinged.
Now fold the sticker over and burnish it. This helps stabilize the side walls.
Repeat steps 4 & 5 for the other side and front panel. Then, finish adhering your papers to the outside panels.
Decorate and embellish to your heart's content. This box will be great for storing my colored pencils when they are in use or my dry paintbrushes.
Easy Peasy lemon squeezy!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer
Supplies: Clear Scraps Clear Box Letter Box; Hip Kit pattern paper; Fiskars Stamps; Stazon Ink; beacons 3-in-1 Adhesive; Distress Oxide Ink; Echo Park Enamel dots; Pink Paislee & American Crafts Die Cuts