Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cross box instructions

For those who were interested in how I made the cross box.....

Dotted lines are score lines and solid lines are cut lines.  Shaded area is discarded

There is no easy way to tell you how to score/cut this box.  I used my paper trimmer with scoring blade and scored all of the lines (including the cut lines). Then I went back and used the cutting blade to cut over top of the score lines that should be cut lines. Go slowly to avoid mistakes.... The saying is "measure twice, cut once!"

This is how the card stock will look. Fold and unfold all score lines to prepare for assembly. 

Start by gluing the little flaps to the INSIDE of the horizontal part of the cross
(I did that on the left side only  in the above photo and then the right side in the photo below)

Bring up the vertical sides of the cross and glue the long flaps to the inside of the sides. Trim if needed to make the adjoining pieces the same height. 
(I only did this step on the left side in the above photo and then the right side in the photo below)

Glue the flaps for the top and bottom to the inside of the box. 

I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions please post below. 


  1. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions to this WONDERFUL/AMAZING cross box - I am so impressed with this! Karen (aka Art Deco Diva).

  2. This is fabulous! So appreciate a clear, exact and "uncluttered" tutorial. Thanks for your development of this cross box. Awesome!