Yahoooooo. I've found some time! LOL!
Let's finish up the Traveling Watch box! A Novella the size of James Michener's Texas!!!
Let me just say this real quick...I will rewrite this whole tutorial with better instructions and in .pdf format as soon as I finish my G45 projects. I have less than two week to go before the G45 projects are due. I want to give it my all. Work is CRAZY busy and why wouldn't it be, right when I have so much going on in my personal life! HAHAHAHA!!! So, for the next couple of weeks I thought I would show you some projects I had done by other designers in the past to keep you entertained and mainly so you will keep coming back to visit! I don't want y'all to forget about me! God Forbid!....
Ok, on to finishing this up. Where did we leave off?
The interior box and tray...That's it!
Cut the box pieces per the cutting guide.
Cut strips of 1 inch cardstock and score in half. Apply Scor-Tape to each side of score line. You will need several of these strips.
Next, place the side piece along the top of the bottom piece and apply the structure strip. do this for all four sides. Once this is done apply the strips to the sides, forming the box.
Once this is done, cut some 1 inch strips and score them in half and then at 5/8 of an inch. You will have two score lines. Apply Scor-Tape to the left and right of the score lines.
Measure the lips of the box and cut the strips to these measurements. Clip the corners into points.
Now pull the tape backings and apply the strips to the edges.
Ink all the edges. Let dry. Cover the box's exterior and interior with patterned paper.
Repeat these same steps for the smaller top tray.
Next cut a 1/2 strip of chipboard.. Cut four pieces to 3 inches and round the edges with a corner chomper. Ink if desired. Mark the center of each end around 1/4 inch in from the edge. Pierce or punch a 1/8 hole at each mark.
On the side of the box, find center. About 3/4 inch down from the lip of the box, punch a 1/8 hole. On the right side do the same coming in from the right edge 2/3 of an inch. Repeat this for the other side of the box.
For the tray do the reverse of above by measuring 2/3-inch from the left side of the tray top. Punch a hole. Again punch a hole in the center about a 1/4 inch down from the tray top. repeat this for the other side.
Insert brads into the holes, through the chipboard strip and then through the box and secure.
Glue or tape the box to the center middle section of the finished case.
I cut a 1/2-inch strip of Grunge paper and stained it with Vintage Photo Stain. I then cut a rectangular piece and centered it on the 1/2 inch strip. I then folded the edged under and glued it to the underside. Next I added D-Rings to the 1/2-inch strips ends and used brads to secure.
I then took small 1-inch pieces and put them through the D-Rings and braded them to each end of the top of the case.
The Watch Holder (for lack of a better name!)...
Ok, this will get cha! Take a piece of pipe insulation found in the plumbing department at Home Depot! Oh, while your there grab a yard stick too! The Home Depot yard sticks are cheapppp!!!!
Cut both the insulation and the yard stick to the size of the interior box. The insulation has a slit on the side. Open this up and insert the cut piece of yard stick.
Next cut/punch a 3 inch circle. Apply glue to the insulation and yard stick. place the circle on top and glue into place. Once this is done, cut angular pieces from the paper. You will be making tabs to glue to the insulation.
Now you can glue the tabs to the insulation.
Take a piece of patterned paper and cut to size of insulation. Glue one end to ruler.
Next, fold the paper around the tube. Now go back and glue the paper to the insulation coming back to where you started.
The last step is to glue two 3 inch strips of stained grunge paper to each end. This will help pull the watch holder out from the deep box.
Slide on a formal watch, a fun casual watch and close the box up and you are done!!!!
That's it folks! I know, crazy instructions! Like I said, when all the projects are done I will go back and rewrite all this! LOL!
Thanks so much for your patience!
The Gentleman Crafter