Saturday, August 27, 2011

Paper Cubes

If you just happened to visit my blog and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go to Kristen's blog  http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/

My project for the Fall Blog hop is a set of decorative, paper cubes that spell F*A*L*L.

They are super easy to make and can be changed to fit any theme or decor. I used Design Studio and George and Basic Shapes cart to create the cube. (Then, I was looking for a cut on the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cart and saw a square box there that would probably work too.)  File available at the end of this post.


Once you cut the box, it will look like this:
Then I take scissors and clip the corners of the tabs that will go inside the box. I find it's easier to hand snip them than to make sure small triangles line up on those edges in Design Studio and then you have to peel those small pieces off the mat!

And, then your box looks like this:


The file has scorelines, so fold those to make it easier to place the background paper. Apply adhesive to the side tab and join it to the opposite side of the box.



Close your box and decorate. If you are going to fill the box, glue the bottom so it will stay closed. Otherwise, leave it unglued and you can store your box flat until next use.
I think I will make a set that spells Merry Christmas. What will your cubes spell? Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Christmas Cards Seasonal cart! I"ll randomly pick a winner on Wed, September 7.



Your next stop on the Fall Blog Hop is Paper Memories  http://papermemories4u.blogspot.com/ . Thanks for hopping by!


Get the DS file for this project HERE

68 comments:

  1. I have wanted to make cube decorations for over a year. You have inspired me to "get going". Thanks! It's been great hopping with you!

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  2. What a great idea! You make the directions so easy to follow! This is a project that I would love to do! Your Fall cubes are so colorful!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  3. Ok as usual you did an awesome job and I gotta scraplift!!

    Debbie @ http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/ebbie@

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  4. Love your decorative cubes! Can't wait to see your Christmas ones. Thanks for the tutorial!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is a great idea!

    www.michelegreen.com

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  6. Such a great Idea!Already a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Love the way your project turned out! you make it look so easy!:) I am a new follower. Your blog is super cute! Thanks for sharing!!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  8. Love your project and can see the Christmas one on my list of my projects to do...LOL Thank you for sharing an awesome project and being part of a very fun hop...I love our Circle!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  9. I have wanted to make cubes like this for quite some time and I absolutely love yours. I will definitely be back to look for your file!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  10. Cute project - very versatile! I can see making these cubes for a lot of occasions.

    kkmaehrer@gmail.com

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  11. I"m going to have to make a set that says Happy Fall. This time of year just makes me VERY happy. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project. It's been great being in the blog hop with you. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  12. I LOVE this project!!! You are so talented!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!! I always enjoy a trip to your blog!!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  13. Scrapalette, you always have such great projects. Thanks for sharing another one.

    Phantom Rink Rat
    llpirelli at msn dot com

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  14. love the paper block idea - much quicker than painting wood:-)

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  15. What a neat project, I love it! Can't wait to see the Christmas set! I'm a new follower!

    Kimberli
    kimbean20 at gmail dot com
    http://kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/

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  16. Awesome job on the fall cubes. I love it.

    Dana (DanaTarchala on the CC)
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  17. These cubes are a great idea and very pretty!

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  18. Great idea. Love it!! You are so creative!!
    brz352

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  19. Awesome blocks, love the colors and detail. Thanks for sharing and the tutorial. I will be doing a Thanksgiving one real soon.
    sandrav9288 at yahoo dot com
    http://ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com

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  20. Great project!! And your tutorial is super!! TFS!! laysig@telus.net

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  21. These are super! The papers are so pretty! I have so much trouble with boxes and cubes, the tutorial is a just what I needed. I'll have to try a set of these soon!
    Colleen (gonescrappin)

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  22. I have been wanting to make some of these, but I haven't been able to find the wood blocks. I never thought of using paper! Thanks for the idea! Yours turned out great!!!

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  23. Wow Scrapalette - what a fabulous project! You've outdone yourself once again! :)

    Jess (aka Sparksgal)
    ncscrapper77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. You so inspire me with everything you create, no surprize this project is amazing. Thanks for sharing the file. Hope to see you soon.

    sjox44@insightbb.com

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  25. Great idea for fall decor! And thanks for the cut file.

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  26. Great idea. You could use this for any occasion or holiday. We've got a special anniversary coming up in the family. You've given me a great idea to play around with. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Your decorated boxes are a wonderful idea!!! I always forget to bring out my TBB&M cart but this blog hop has inspired me to start using it more. I love all the amazing fall projects. Thanks for sharing!!!
    TeacherMom
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

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  28. So cute. Such a simple box, but such a gorgeous decor element! TFS

    Crafty hugs,
    craftanchatcafe@gmail.com

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  29. Very cute and clever! I love your fall themed boxes, and can think of lots of other great words/phrases to try them in, too!

    TFS your great project,
    Dixie
    www.dreiter.blogspot.com
    embellibuttons at gmail dot com

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  30. Awesome project for fall. Love the idea to move it to other holidays. :)

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  31. Such a cool project. I just keep getting to know what is on my carts, lol.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  32. These would be nice on a mantel or a desk. I like your idea of storing them flat. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

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  33. They are so cute!! I'm going to get your DS file! TFS!! I've been a follower for a while! I always look forward to your point of view on the CC MB!
    Thanks for the chance to win this cart! I don't have that one!
    nanapuddin at wildblue dot net

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  34. What a totally cute idea this is!! Merry Christmas would look awesome across my mantle! Maybe I'll start with a shorter word first though!!

    I'm a happy follower!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  35. Terrific cube idea, lovely fall decor project.

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  36. Great project. I love that the basic cut can be used for more than 1 project. Thanks for sharing.
    Priscilla
    swiagal@iowatelecom.net

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  37. Great idea on the decorative cubes, they turned out fabulous. I may have to lift this idea, thanks for the great tutorial.

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  38. so great! definitely scrap-liftable! i'm thinking a "school" set for the teacher(s). how fun would that be? yeah! lisa (charligirl88@yahoo.com)

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  39. I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
    Great idea on the decorative cubes, they turned out fabulous

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  40. Great FALL blocks for Home Decor, Paulette. Great idea! I'm going to make "Give Thanks!" blocks as I am having family for Thanksgiving this year!

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  41. What a great project! I love all the colors! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23

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  42. Very nice! Thanks for the file too!
    So many words...not sure what my blocks may say, but I will come up with something!
    M'Liss
    trepanierm at comcast dot net

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  43. Thanks for sharing! This is a neat idea for decor.

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  44. I am so stealing this! I think I will make mine say Autumn on 2 sides and Thanks on @ so I can change it for Thanksgiving! Then Merry Christmas here I come.

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  45. What a great idea! I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!
    Marie
    Craftelicious.blogspot.com

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  46. The blocks are so pretty in the Fall colors that I would probably do this, too. But, I can also see how great they would be for Christmas or birthdays. Or baby showers!!
    jejaeb(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

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  47. I love your blocks!! So cute and so many possibilities. You did it again as usual, Scrapalette!

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  48. Thanks soooooo much for sharing the ideas and cut files for this project!!! You're the best! I can't wait to do this!
    rgauss@sbcglobal.net

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  49. Super cute! This would be great to hide little treats in, too!

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  50. Love Love Love your project, but I always do!

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  51. Love these seasonal blocks. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  52. love the fall blocks Scrapalette. Great idea for any season !

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  53. Beautiful project, thanks so much for sharing!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  54. Your blocks are beautiful, I love the idea of using them for home decor on different holidays and also they're great for classroom decor too. TFS

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  55. Thank You for being a part of the hop. Your project is wonderful.

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  56. First, your blog is adorable!

    Second, I love the blocks!!! Your colors are perfect!! Such a fun project!!! TFS!!

    I think I'd like to do a "love" or "laugh". Guess I could do one coordinating set with different letters on different sides! You got my brain working!!

    Stephanie
    saetterman at aol dot com

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  57. I may try one with our first names, then jumble them up! Great idea, thanks.
    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  58. I am really loving all the projects on this hop. Thanks for sharing. This box is such a cute idea. I could see this as a great project for decorating a baby's room.

    Tigerrlyli@aol.com

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  59. Boxes are always fun! Love them!

    leannelundquist@yahoo.com

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  60. Wow! I love these blocks! Thank you so much for sharing this! I searched all last winter for block s like this adn now I can make them this year!! New follower! Thanks again for showing how to do this!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

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  61. Great project! Great instructions. I think I will give this project a try.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  62. Love the block boxes, thank you for the file too :)
    Hugs
    Adele

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  63. Love the cubes, I have some from wood but love that I can now make them from paper!!
    Thanks!
    Patty aka SouthernGypsy

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  64. thanks for the .cut file, looking forward to making some of these!

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  65. Hi,

    I am on a different blog hop but I am looking around your blog. I am going to mark you as a favorite so I can come back and look at all of your projects! You are so talented!

    chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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