I had an hour to kill, so I though I might put together some valentines cardstock boxes. I wanted to make them 'no glue' as I tend to get PVA glue everywhere when I use it!

You could use these to put anything inside; sweets, messages, a ring!?!

Date Made: Feb 2014
Approx Cost: £1
Approx Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Step 1: Things You Need

Materials You Need

* Card or Thick Paper (A4 or A3, coloured or not)
* Ribbon for box type 4

Tools You Need

* Computer/Printer
* Sharp Knife/Scissors
* A ruler for getting straight cuts
* Selotape or glue to fix down the templates

<p>This seem really hard.</p>
These are charming! I especially like #4, which is particularly well suited for a ring--or maybe just a truffle :-).
Truffle sounds good to me!
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<p>wonderful! thank you for including the templates and very good instructions. I am going to make these with my 1st graders :-)</p>
If you are going to do multiple copies you may want to print 1no on A3, then orientate it to fit on A4. Then copy it multiple times on A4. Will save you some money/paper!
<p>Thanks for sharing this. I am faving now.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
No problem!
no lazer cutter? boring. but i have Cricut!
Unfortunately I don't have a laser cutter or an electronic cutter, otherwise I may well have used them. The files are there ready to convert and use on either though! <br><br>I have just been accepted in the papercraft contest, so voting for me might change that!
<p>That's so cool! I love how they don't need glue or tape. It makes them easier to reuse each year.</p>
And it saves ruining the carpet!!!
<p>Very nice work!</p><p>Instead of Autocad, I use Draftsight. It is identical to Autocad R12, but is freely available for download from Dassault Systemes website: http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight/download-draftsight/</p>
Nice tip. Work pay for mine, but hopefully that link will get people going.
If you like this, have a look at some of my other cardstock and valentines items, which are along similar lines...

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