WOYWW – and the nested box tutorial


First, my workdesk. a mess as always! Not everyone who plays with WOYWW has such a messy desk, tho’

oops! now where did that photo go?

I am working on a minibook (and a slideshow for it, so making and snapping and making and snapping) using, surprise surprise, a Papermania paper pack. A4 size so some compromises had to be made, and (most annoyingly) only ONE sheet of each pattern. But the weight is good, some of the colours and patterns lovely, and it works together well.

Next, the nested boxes from the Stampotique Designers Challenge tutorial, which you can see in much detail in the last two posts.

If you hate math I’ll break it down for you:

Every box is one square for the lid, of any size, and one square for the bottom 1/4 inch less

The NEXT box LID is the previous bottom measurement minus 1/2 inch then minus 1/4 inch of THAT measurement for the bottom

So these are the size squares to cut:

First box lid = 8  inch square, bottom = 7 3/4 inch square

Next box lid = 7 1/4 inch, bottom = 7  inch

Next box lid = 6 1/2 inch, bottom = 6 1/4 inch

Next box lid = 5 3/4 inch, bottom = 5 1/2 inch

Next box lid = 5 inch, bottom = 4 3/4 inch

etc. to the smallest box you want to make.

The folding is easy peasy but you do want to be as precise in your cutting and scoring as you can.

I’ve dithered about making the tutorial on view but there are a lot of photos and the PDF is 7 pages long so I’ll add the PDF here and to the sidebar with a smaller version .jpg without the chart from above here so you can sort of see what is going on without adding HUGE images like in the PDF! Sorry, when I reduced the photos the text got a bit squashed – I trust you ar clever enough to know what it means LOL!

29 thoughts on “WOYWW – and the nested box tutorial

  1. fabbbbulous ‘how to’ love it, love your mini book, will have to book mark this page! have a great day

  2. Your work space doesn’t seem that messy to me – just busy with your WIP. It looks like a gorgous project, some beautiful papers on that.

  3. Thanks so much for the very useful tutorial. That minibook is absolutely gorgeous. I’d gladly have my desk that untidy if such loveliness was the result.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Very interesting thank you for the tutorial xx Great blog xx

  5. Ooo this project looks really interesting.
    Love the box of ribbons on your desk I’m thinking if these are yellow/golds do you have a box for every colour? Love that for an idea of storing ribbons 🙂

  6. I was just about to say it looks complicated, then spotted the PDF! Thank you hun 🙂 xx

  7. Fab FAB projects on your blog – will be back for a good snoop!!

  8. Love your mini book on your desk, is it simple to make as it looks very detailed. I have those papers too and they are yummy. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x

  9. Wow love the papers and mini. Great tut.


  10. Love the mini book, such beautiful papers and thankts for the tutorial it’s really good!!


  11. Love the book, it looks fab!

  12. wow great tutorial, thankyou.x

  13. wow great tutorial hun and such a fab workspace too love hugs cheryl xxxx

  14. what great creations hun, thanks for the tut :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

  15. This looks gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!

  16. great tutorial and I love the papers you are using for yours.

  17. Hi
    wow that looks great lovely papers, great tutorial thank you, have good day, sue,x

  18. The mini book is looking lovely, fab papers
    Anne x

  19. Great tutorial. Your desk looks great – loving the look of the mini book. S x

  20. What a fab tutorial. Thanks.
    A x

  21. Now that’s a mini book! It’s gonna be fab…I agree wholeheartedly with your grumbles about the Papermania….and then use it anyway!!

  22. loving the look of that minibook!

  23. Great tutorial and fab boxes. Lots on your desk and I love your book.

  24. Great looking desk full of crafty goodness! thanks for sharing, have a great day!

  25. Wow some fantastic creations on your desk maybe next week see finished product.Wow thanks for fab tutorial .
    Have ahappy wednesday hugs judex

  26. Great tute !! Nice Workdesk !!

  27. What a great tutorial. I know what you mean by make a little, snap a little. But this is totally awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it. And, happy WOYWW.

    • I’ve tried to comment but not sure if it actually made it 🙂 Wanted to point yo in the direction of a couple of things. first, you commented on the boxes on my blog – the PDF is on now. Next, check out Pointage and Mesa Point as adorble “pointing hands” fonts. I saw your older post on your hand stamp and thought you might like them. Not free but good ones nonetheless!

      Mary Anne

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