Saturday, March 10, 2018

Clam Shell Box

Friday Night Free Play March 9, 2018

Clam Shell Box

What would you put in a little box that was only 3"x 3"? A small bag of candy? A chocolate bunny? An Easter egg? A gift card? A piece of jewelry? A love note? Golden coins? A four leaf clover? 

When I first saw it I thought of my children when they were in 2nd Grade. 

Every year I, and many other mothers or fathers, would receive from their child a small booklet. The pages were just not the same size. 

There would be fingerprints from pb&j sandwiches throughout as if they were part of the decoration. This item was a coupon book for good deeds and hugs.  

I definitely could see my youngest getting all excited over being able to tuck the booklet into a box!


Jen took an 8 1/2"x 11" sheet of 80# white cardstock and began by cutting 1/4" off the long side of the paper. This made the measurement 8 1/4"x 11". 

In the video, Jen shows how to score, cut, fold and glue this little box together. 

 Her glue of choice is Aleene's Original Tacky Glue in the brown bottle.  I've heard that all the Aleene's products are good ones. 

The Tack It Over & Over is great for the rubber cling stamps that just won't cling anymore. Wash the back of the stamp. Spread a thin coat of Aleene's Tack It Over & Over on the back and let it dry completely or overnight. The stamp should cling to your acrylic blocks or storage again.



Watch the live video chat to learn how to make these Clam Shell Boxes with Jen. Feel free to pause it as you work along or are getting the right cutting and scoring measurements. Decorate any way you wish. She even suggests using double sided cardstock! When your finished, share your masterpiece by going to the Koala-T-Crafts Facebook page and add it into the Album that Jen created. 

Watch Koala-T-Crafts with live chat on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 pm CST. If you happen to miss, now you can look it up in the video archives (and the CHAT will be there too!)


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