And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beautiful Mermaid

Hello friends!
For you today, I created this cute little box AND made a simple little tutorial to go with it. I know this is one of those duh! posts. We all know how to make these, but JUST IN CASE someone needs an uber simple box, here ya go! :D

***The dimensions are for the use of a score pal or other comparable tool.

box base:
8x8 cardstock
score at 2 1/8 and 5 7/8 on each side

Cut on the 4 score lines as shown and add strong adhesive tape

Fold up flaps and align at corners to form the box base.

Create box top the same way. Cut a 7 x 7 square, score at 1 1/2 and 5 1/5 on each side. Cut score lines. Wait to add tape. Do not assemble box top yet.

Cut four 1" x 4" strips of paper
Cut with punch or scissors if desired

tape border pieces to inside of box

tape and assemble box the same way as the base

** The box top will be as deep as the base. If you wish to make it smaller, drop the size of the square an inch or so, but score at the same measurements provided in the above tutorial.

Decorate as you wish!

The 3D challenge at PCP this week is to create a box with a peekaboo hole in it. I thought after putting this box together that Cordilia swims would be a perfect addition to this sweet and girly box. Doesn't she look like a curious little lovely peeking into the box to see what treasures are hidden inside?
Thank you for stopping by today. If my measurements are a bit off and your box does not work ... forgive me!!! I tried, lol!! I know there are lots of other wonderful box tutorials out there, so do a search first :D. I just winged it and this is what I came up with . My base was a little tight, that is why I changed the dimensions a tad. I first started with the base being 8x8 in size and scored at 2" and 6". ANOTHER reason we should save the tutorials for the pros! lol :D

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Other challenges:
Papercraft star Color + Easter challenge (I know it is not Easter themed, but this will be full of cute things for my daughter to go in her Easter basket / gift :)


  1. Adorable little box! I love how she is peeking inside! too cute!

  2. Heather I love your little box and all your designs! You are so talented! Thanks for the tutorial and I do love the little mermaid peeking in the window! I hope you had a very Happy Birthday!
    Big Hugs!

  3. What a cute Box! The peeking mermaid is perfect! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Your little box is wonderful! The mermaid is so pretty and you've chosen wonderful papers. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Papercraft Star!

  5. Heather, your little box is perfect with the lovely mermaid and the lovely papers. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Sarah

  6. what a gorgeous little treasure box, love it Heather! your tut was just perfect, thank you for sharing! You're always an inspiration!!!
    hugs & blessings!

  7. I love the tutorial and thank you for posting it!! Your very sweet and I am so glad you joined us at The Outlawz!! Hugz xoxo Colleen

  8. What a sweet little box! Thank you for sharing such a great tutorial with us. I love the colors you've chosen - so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  9. Even though you think we all know the little box, we sometimes need reminding, OR there are lots of new people coming along who haven't seen it before ! The mermaid is just perfect. We are so glad to have you back again this week at Papercraft Star.

  10. I love altered projects. This box is so sweet and adorable. So glad to see you playing along with us at Papercraft Star. :)

  11. Oh, Heather! This is so cute and that image and the placement of it is gorgeous! What a great project and tutorial! Love and hugs!

  12. lovely box and tut thank you

  13. amazing creation!
    really fun to look at!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3: 5,6

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