Impossible - No Worries - It Only Looks that Way!
Here is a wonderful little box that will WOW your family and friends, as well as, your awesome customers and followers.
But wait, this is a box set and that means 2 Impossible Boxes. You not only get the Impossible Box, but you also get the Impossible Treat Box that opens on both ends. It is going to be fun.
I have a tutorial for you that will walk you step by step through the whole process. And there are lots of pictures for reference. If I have left anything out, then you have my email and I am always here to help with additional questions.
So let’s get started, shall we.
Impossible Box Assembly
The Impossible Box Assembly really is much easier than it looks.
Once you have your Impossible Box cut, start by folding your score lines.
You will want to fold the lid portion of the box first.
This part gets folded to the outside of the box – not the inside.
Once you have the lids folded in the forward position, then you can fold the side of the box.
In my example I used double sided tape. This tape goes on the side tab.
To close up the side of the box, I simply removed the tape and closed the box back onto itself.
I had no problems with alignment.
Dealing with the Lids
You will find a tab that connects the lid. This tab gets tucked under.
BEFORE you tuck that tab under, put your Impossible Box in the CLOSED position. Actually, the more closed than not position, then tuck the tab under and secure with adhesive. I used tombow liquid adhesive for my boxes.
By putting the lid in the more closed than not position, you will not over tighten the lid and you will be able to open and close the box lid.
If you don’t do this, you might not be able to open and close the box because the lid with be too tight.
This applies to both boxes. The lids are done the same way, regardless of having one lid on your box, or lids at both ends.
Working With Triangles
On the top of my box you will notice I but triangles. Triangles can be a little ticklish to measure and cut, but I am going to walk you through that part now.
Start by measuring the length and width of the box that needs the triangles.
In this case my box top is 2-5/8 x 2-5/8.
I know that it is 5/8 because the box lid extends “One Ruler Line” past the 2-1/2 mark.
2-1/2 is 2-4/8. Add one line to that and you have 2-5/8.
That is just a little math so you can follow what I am doing.
Once you have the measure, subtract 3/8.
Okay, but that sounds hard. But the math really isn’t hard because these 2 numbers are both in 8ths.
5/8 minus 3/8 is 2/8.
So, all I need is a 2-2/8 x 2-2/8 inch square to make my triangles.
AKA – 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 inch square.
Tip for Cutting Triangles
Now that you know the size of the square, let’s cut those triangles.
Notice how I have my triangle aligned to the ruler lines in the picture. These ruler lines help me get accurate triangles.
Next, when cutting, I NEVER cut towards a tip because the blade will bend the paper and distort my triangle.
When I am cutting the square, I put my blade down in the middle of the square cut towards the points. I cut in one direction and then repeat for the other direction.
The half triangles are easier, I simply cut towards the tips of the triangle.
It is just that easy.
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