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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bi-Challenge Chipboard Version

We all love the new Challenge Carol has put up from Liz Walker from Splitcoaststampers.
It is a perfect little box to use for a gift, but I was a bit worried it would get damaged when just made out of paper so I made a chipboard version. A few other people mentioned they would like it to be a bit more sturdy so I made another one and will walk you trough all the steps. Enjoy and please share your projects with us :)

 Step 1. the chipboard pieces:
2 covers 6" x 6"
1 spine 3"x 6"
4 box pieces 2 7/8" x 4"

Step 2. pick out your paper, ribbon and some embellishments

 Step 3. Take two pieces of ribbon ( I cut mine a bit longer to be safe) and attach them half way up the chipboard and about 2"in from the edge. Make sure you got them mirrored as shown.

Step 4. Attach the paper you picked out for the covers, and make sure they are not upside down and of course mirrored as shown  ( I almost had balloons floating the wrong way haha )

 Step 5. Take a piece of either pattern paper or as in this case black card stock and cut it down
 to 4 3/4" x 6". Attach your spine in the center as shown.

Step 6. attach your covers on each side of the spine leaving about an 1/8" between your spine and your cover as you will have be able to make it bend. 

 Step 7. take a second piece of either pattern paper or card stock and place it over the inside of the spine and covers as shown.

Step 8. Cover the inside of the covers with the pattern paper of your choice and the outside of your box is now done.

 Step 9. Take your 4 box pieces and line them up. You can but them up and attach them together using construction strips. Don't forget to ad some construction strips to the bottom as shown.

Step 10. Close the ring and you should have a bottomless box with strips on the inside as shown.

 Step 11. Attach the ring on the right side of the cover piece you made earlier placing it in the center which is roughly 1" in from each edge.

Step 12. Cover the inside with the pattern paper of your choice. 
The center is about 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" and the sides are about 2 3/4" x 3 7/8" but always measure to be safe.

 Step 13. Cover the outside of the ring with pattern paper.
I used 4 pieces of 2 7/8" x 4"

Step 14. Go nuts on the embellishments and make this the best gift box ever!!!

I hope this was clear enough for all you lovely people if not just ask and i will do my best to help you all out :)
If you will excuse me know i got a few more to make as I have decided to give some away with Christmas filled with cookies;)

Have fun... and scrap on.




  1. This is awesome Wendy...thanks so much for the chipboard instructions!

  2. Great job Wendy, terrific explanation. Hugs