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Hinged Box Tutorial

Hinged Box Tutorial
Box Tutorial
Dear friends so sorry I have not been over to your blogs--was suffering from a bad flu! And this is the promised tutorial for the hinged box.
Box Tutorial
I love the way the box lid opens in a hinged fashion.Added some quilling and punchcraft flowers to the lid of my hinged box.
Box Tutorial

Materials required to make the box
Card stock -not too thick!
Scoring tool -use a bone folder or anything pointed like a blunt knife or a ball point pen which has run out of ink
Score board or scale to measure
Glue- I prefer white glue fevicol MR
Scissors
Sharing the instructions to make a box 3.5 x 3.5 inches and 1 inch in depth.I wanted this dimension to serve as a box for a 3x 3 inch post it note holder.Shall later share the trick to make any sized hinged box!
Box Tutorial
Take a 10 x 5.5 inch card.
On the 10 inch long side, score at 1, 4.5,5.5 and 9 inches.If you dont have a score board that will translate to score intervals of 1 inch , 3.5 inches,1 inch and 3.5 inches [leaving 1 inch at the end] to make a 3.5inch wide hinged box.
Box Tutorial
Turn the card 90 degree and score at 1 and 4.5. If you dont have a score board that will translate to score intervals of 1 inch and 3.5 inches  [leaving 1 inch at the end] to make a 3.5inch square hinged box.
Box Tutorial
Once your lines are scored.Cut on the parts as indicated by the red lines above in the box template
Box Tutorial
Valley fold on all the score lines.If you wish for a more polished look for your final box, wedge cut all 6 squares as shown in the box template.
Box Template
More modifications[optional]:If you wish to avoid the flappy appearance some hinged box lids have,chop off a triangular wedge from the lid flap as shown in the box template .
Box Tutorial
To give the lid a professional look and make it easier to open the box, punch out a semicircle on the center of the lid flap as shown in the box tutorial.
Box Tutorial
Apply glue on the outside of the square flaps and glue one by one to make the base, hinge and lid of your hinged box.
Box Tutorial
The picture below shows the glue on the square tab of the hinge area of the box.
Box Tutorial
Once all tabs are glued in position,you  have your basic hinged box.
Box Tutorial
To make it easy to open your box and also glamorize it a bit ,stick on the lid and base pieces of card which are slightly larger than your hinged box.
Box Tutorial
To make any sized hinged box
Box Tutorial
In the box template above ,b and c are how wide and long the final box will be and a is the depth of the box. To calculate what size of card stock required to make a box of desired dimensions
Width of card stock required =2 a + c
Length of card stock required= 3 a + 2 b 
So if you want a box measuring 3 inch long x 2inch wide x 1 inch depth ; Width of card required = 2 x 1 +3=5 and Length of card required = 3 x 1+ 2 x 2=7. So using a 5 x 7 inches paper you can make a 3x 2 x 1 hinged box.And if you are with me till now, you can actually use these algebra equations to figure out the dimensions of the box you can make from a given sized paper! 
Box Tutorial
Dont be daunted by the maths [I dont enjoy maths myself but algebra was always a favorite !] ,this is one of the easiest boxes to make!Do try it!
Edited :this hinged box came top 3 at Dream Valley Challenge 

93 comments:

  1. Amazing I was looking for a gift box supplier for my soap making I think your right up my street, now can you make in bulk ;) xxxxx

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    1. Oh am so glad it was helpful to you. I purposely didnt collage the tutorial photos this time and kept it step by step photo style so that it would help even the non paper crafter make a box easily!

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  2. What a beautiful box, and the step-by-step tutorial is so easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Love how beautifully you've decorated it!

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  3. Hello Dr Sonia~
    Thanks for being my newest follower, I just became your follower also. I'm here at your blog and I'm dazzled with all your fantastic projects you have going here.. Wow, you are so very much talented... I just love everything that you do.. And you have alot of tutorials thank you so much.. The box above is just so beautiful and that quilling is just so beautiful... I'm glad I found you, I will have to come back and check all your past creations if you don't mind...
    TFS and enjoy week - glad you are feeling much better also.

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    1. Thank You so much for all the appreciation and encouragement Shirl!

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  4. oh this is fabulous .. wonderful instructions - so easy to follow.
    I hope you are feeling a lot better
    Lisa
    ps have you seen this new challenge blog - heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I hope you feel well again and thanks for the box tutorial.

    Greetings, Wies

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  6. I hope you are feeling better, Sonia. This box is absolutely gorgeous!! And I just love your tutorials...they are so easy to follow and understand!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!! This is stunning!! Have a great day my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. What a stunning box Sonia I love the quilling its fabulous Well done , thank you for the tutorial. I will be back to look at it again in depth and also at the concertina card below its gorgeous Hugs Elaine

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  8. Wonderful tutorial with pretty flowers. Like the quilling & overall look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. I can't believe that you can quill too! What a talented lady you are, my friend! Thanks for sharing another beautiful creation :)

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  10. really beautiful quilling and thanks for sharing the tutorial here :)
    love it so much and thanks for playing on BGC
    melissa

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  11. really beautiful quilling and thanks for sharing the tutorial here :)
    love it so much and thanks for playing on BGC
    melissa

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  12. Your box is beautiful and your tutorial so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing it

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  13. Dr Sonia,
    Explained is so easy. Thanks for sharing the making of this beautiful box.
    (It is good to know that you are recovered from the flu. Be welcome).
    Hugs.

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  14. Okay this is a must tutorial. I love the colors and the top is gorgeous.

    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    Email Me

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  15. Awesome box with the pretty quilling and punches. Thanks for the tutorial...it must have taken a while to get it all together and posted. I'm sure it will be put to use by a lot of your fans.

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  16. Sonia
    Such a beautiful box. Love the quilling and flowers. Thanks for the great tutorial.
    Sorry you have had the flu. Hope all is well now.
    I am still not blogging or crafting but maybe when it becomes cooler.
    Myrna

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  17. Hey nice tutorial Dr. Sonia. I highly appreciate your paitence with such crafts... I kind of get bored with all the accurate markings and folding steps :P

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    1. Ha Ha making boxes is fun and if you have a scoring board its easy peasy!

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  18. Thank You dear friends for wishing me good health. I had got a particularly virulent bug and had to take 3 antibiotic courses and numerous other medicines! Shall come around your blogs soon

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  19. Hi Sonia

    Really nice work! Love how you've embellished it and the diagram provided to make any size hinged box is just stellar. Thanks a lot!

    http://itsybitsyindia.blogspot.in/2012/08/emboss-your-card-and-make-it-stand-apart.html

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  20. Lovely one.. so good.. you are making full use of your scorpal.. and take care dear.. :)

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    1. Thank You Priya I love my scorepal and I think its one of my most treasured tools!

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  21. Beautiful box Sonia! :) I love the simplicity of it and how clear are your tutorials! I should take a leaf off your book :)

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  22. Hello Dr Sonia. Its very beautiful!! i alwz adore ur innovative ideas:)

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  23. Wow ...what an awesome tutorial and loved the box....I love the way you decorated it too.Your step by step tutorial made it really easy to follow the instructions.Thanks for sharing it on my challenge

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  24. another amazingly beautiful example of your quilling Sonia, it's so lovely. Thanks for joining in our paper flower challenge at Unstampabelles this month. you sure are a busy lady.

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  25. Gorgeous box.love the quiling and colors.Beautiful details.

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  26. lovely box dear..love the neat and crisp malaysian flower

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  27. very nice and interesting tutorial
    megha

    http://www.meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  28. This box looks fantastic !!Loved your quilled flower and punched blooms ....Thank you so much for the tute!! I just recently made a box similar to yours but I think the dimensions are a bit different ...Will be sharing in my blog soon :)

    Thank you so much for participating in My challenge at Yvonne's blog :):)
    Best of Luck !!

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  29. Wow,it's a precious box and I love it!Thank you for this tutorial!!!!!
    I am happy you are better again from this "badluck flu" and I hope the little one didn't get it too! Have a speed recovery and make us happy with your next new creations! hugs,

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    1. Thank You dear and yes my little one, my receptionist, the maid all got it but they all got well fast!

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  30. A beautifully embellished box followed by perfect tutorial ! every details of box making are mentioned.Thanks !

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  31. A beautifully embellished box with a perfect tutorial thanks !

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  32. Hi! Sonia...so sorry you have been so unwell, hope it has passed now and you feeling better.
    Gorgeous box, I just love the quilling flower, so beautiful, I love the colours and design and a brilliant easy to follow tutorial.. fantastic

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  33. what a great case !LOVE THE BOX !thanks for joining us at the BGC !!

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  34. beautiful box.... fultu professional pics. :)

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  35. thank you for the tutorial............i wanted to make a box for snehal and this post is perfect!!!hope you're better now....tc

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  36. Very Nice..I love the beautiful & neat look of flowers..Great Sonia..you did great job :) thanks for the detail...

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  37. Did I ever told you, that I love your ideas?? Thank you for the tutorial!!!

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  38. Fantastic Box Sonia..Loz

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  39. Dr. Sonia!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial and I hope you are feeling much better.

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  40. Very pretty and great tutorial (as always :) Love the quilled flower.

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  41. wow! what a fabulous and awesome box!

    thanx a lot for this wonderful tutorial!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  42. Beautiful box and stunning quilling. Sadly not something we see very often in card making :(

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  43. Such a pretty box! Love the colors and beautiful quilled flowers! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  44. Beautiful box & great tut. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley this week x

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  45. wow... the hinged box looks absolutely fantastic... can see the detailing and perfect finish you always give your crafts... Amazing!!

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  46. Hi Sonia, hope your flue is better! Great box tutorial and lovely outcome. Lovely flowers. Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles Flowers challenge!

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  47. Beautiful box with a fabulous pictorial. The flowers are gorgeous on the top. Thanks for stopping by!

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  48. Wow its so pretty interesting. LOve the quilled flower too.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  49. Hi, Dr. Sonia. So happy you are feeling better. Your tutorial is awesome! Very easy to follow. I love tje red box and love how you decorated it. It is always such a treat to visit your blog!

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  50. Gorgeous creation and thank you for the tutorial!

    Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join
    http://madewithlovebykatya.blogspot.ie/2012/07/my-blogs-1st-birthday.html

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  51. Your box tutorial is superb and your quilling just perfect. The added butterfly is the icing on the cake. Totally fabulous.! Hugs Mrs A.

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  52. WOW!! This is awesome!! Great job!! I love all the details that you put into this!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!!

    Cheers!
    Kelli
    Loves Happy Hour

    Tuesday Alchemy.

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  53. WOW - Another wonderful creation from you - love the quilling on the top. Thanks for joining in our Paper Flower challenge at UnstampaBelles.

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  54. love the box n the quilling on top..the algebra equation is very useful..i have made few boxes earlier and spended lot of time in calculating the right measurements..thanks for sharing it !!

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  55. Great tutorial Sonia!! I sure will try this ones!!
    Saw your blog on the Outlaws and follow you now :)

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  56. sonia this is sooo pretty! thanks for the awesome tutorial.

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  57. This is beautiful Sonia, thank you for the tutorial I love boxes and will definitely make this one!
    I found you on the Outlawz so came over to say hello!
    Hugs

    Laurian

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    1. Thank You Laurian..tried to find your blog but couldnt

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  58. gorgeous Sonia, your quilling is amazing!!

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  59. Sonia....the quilled flowers are so lovely and neat and such a wonderful tutorial too. I hope you are feeling much better now. Life has been so busy I am a bit slow with my comments. Thanks so much for joining in our Paper Flower challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  60. Hi Sonia, I found your blog through The Outlawz! Your creations are amazing! I can't wait to see what you come up with for our challenges. I'm also a new follower!

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  61. Beautiful quilling you added to this gorgeous box Sonia! So glad Teresa sent you our way via The Outlawz ; )
    Happy Crafting!

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  62. This is for you dear sonia...
    http://craftoframya.blogspot.in/2012/08/blogger-awards.html

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  63. Dear Dr.Sonia, thank u for dropping in & leaving ur comment on my blog....U r an amazing crafter!!!!!
    Like you even i indulge in quilling to relive myself from the stress i accumulate in the day working on 9to5 job!!!! I have registered to ICR but have not been able to check out the site completely. I would love to take part in the swaps at ICR.....
    Quillings yours,
    Yulan
    www.magikneedlecreations.blogspot.com

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  64. Oh no, I hope you are feeling better. Just awful to have the flu!!

    The box is beautiful. Love the quilled flower and the colors you chose!! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  65. The quilling on this box just takes it over the top! It's just lovely! You are now on the blog list at The Outlawz, and I will be your newest follower once I finish this comment. I hope to see your smiling face in my followers list soon!

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  66. It is beautiful.. thanks for the tutorial Doc :)

    Nidhi

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  67. Thanks for the tutorial doctor. Love the quilled flower.

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  68. I do love paper boxes and yours is wonderful. NancyD

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  69. Fantastic tutorial and quilling job! Great job integrating all of these techniques for our BINGO challenge this week at Tuesday Alchemy!

    Eileen

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  70. Awesome!! A very nice tutorial

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  71. Hi Dr Sonia - fantastic box tutorial, as always you make it look so easy :)

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  72. This is wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  73. your work is mind-blowing,
    can u tell me from where i get card stock in bangalore (near BTM)

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    1. You can get cardstock from stationary shops. Ask for ivory card stock . I also buy from Raja market

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  74. This ia a great tutorial, and can be scaled to any dimensions, so thanks for the tip. Love the decoration on the lid :)

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  75. Great tutorial and super stunning quill work!! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Unstampabelles!

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  76. Dear, Dr. Sonia..

    No comments, what a detailed instructions.. am zapped.. really great..

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  77. wonderful...thanks for tutorial.u work inspired me lots.

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  78. wonderful.....thanks for tutorial. ur work inspired me lots.


    monica

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  79. Anonymous24/2/14

    I recently got engaged and wanted to "propose" to my bridesmaids with ring pops. This is perfect for the boxes!

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  80. Hi,

    Where can i get this kind of Measurement pads?

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    1. Its called a scoreboard. The one I have used here is the scorpal. The other popular brand is Martha Stewart scoring board. Online sellers such as crafters corner, the craft shop, Imaginations ,Lulupu etc stock them.Links here :
      craft supply stores

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  81. Hello there Dr !!!!!
    I love your blog an the fact that there r some doctors having this hobby..im studying medicine an my friends always make fun at me for this hobby hehe im rly amazed by u !!
    But plz I dont no about quilling an u have lots of projects include this ...if u plz could explain how to makes those beautiful flowers i rly wanna make this project its so awesome an lovely !!!!!!!
    THX ALOT !!!!!!!!!!!

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