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Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit:

  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against the edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
  • X-acto blade tool and fresh blade
  • A true cutting mat
  • Small artist brush with which to paint on glue
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto. This will act as your glue pot
  • Scissors
  • Small detailing scissors, a.k.a. as embroidery snips
  • Small black office clips
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton Swab

Assembly Instructions for Yvonne* Box and Sewing Basket


 
1. Cut out pieces and fold as shown. Remember to fold against a metal straight-edge in order to get the best creases.

 
2. Glue the two corner tabs to the blank surface of the lid.

 
3. Glue the 4 corner tabs to the blank surface of the box body.

 
4. Splay outward the 3 lining panels found on the lid and slather with a thin coat of glue using the artist's paint brush. Fold lining panels back inward and make a nice flat bond against the lid sides. Use a pair of tweezers to press bond along crease.

 
5. Splay outward the 4 lining panels found on the box body and slather with a thin coat of glue. Fold lining panels back inward and make a nice flat bond against the box's sides. Use the tweezers to press bond along crease.

 
6. Check fit of lid lining rectangle, trim if necessary. Glue into place.

 
7. Check fit of box lining rectangle, trim if necessary. Glue into place.

 
8. When all is dry, fit lid onto box. Match stripes on lid to box body. Glue the flap found on the end of the box lid onto the outer surface of the box body.

 
9. Here's the finished product!

Blue Bird Box
1. Cut out all pieces of the candy boxes and fold at folding lines. Look at the photo on the package for guidance. The edge of the scalloped box lid is a little more difficult to cut than the other pieces. Use a blade tool to cut the notches where the scallops meet each other. Use the detailing scissors to finish the job by cutting the rounded scallops.
2. There are 4 tabs, one along each side, on the box bottom. Place glue on printed surface of each of the 4 tabs and glue to underside blank surface of the respective box side. Press bond with tweezers. Allow to dry thoroughly.
3. The lining panels should be folded down in place and glued. Use tweezers to press bond and create a thin crease to ensure box top fit.
4. Place glue on printed surface of each of the 4 small tabs found on the box lid, and then glue to blank underside surface of respective box side. Press bond with tweezers.
5. The candy trays are easy to do, just fold down the four sides of a tray, and then fit into the box bottom. Fill with your own candies made of polymer clay or self-dried clay wrapped in recycled candy foils. If you would like a simpler method of populating the candy boxes, take the alternate surface with photographed bon-bons provided in the kit and place on the blank candy tray. You may opt to add a drop of dimensional clear paint to each bon-bon to give the illusion of 3-d candy.

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*Painting by French Painter William Adolphe Bouguereau, titled Yvonne done in 1896. 

 

 
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