Video Tutorial – Twist Top Box

Hi there!   Remember this Twist Top box I created back in July 2009?  Finally,  I’ve managed to make the video to show you how to make it.

My original box was quite large and required a large sheet of paper; it was deliberately made that way to accommodate  the Spellbinders frame used for the windows.  Since I knew I would be making a video, I scaled the size of the box down so it would fit within a 12″ by 12″ sheet and could be made with a Scor-Pal.

This week I made these samples (right) at the reduced size.

Here is the video:

Clicking on photos above will take you to the original projects.

ETA: Curious on how to get those windows through your die cut machine?  Come back tomorrow when I release a new feature on my blog to show you how to do it!!

  • chrisJanuary 24, 2010 - 4:57 am

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful vidio with us. Your work is so inspirational. All the cards and items you make are all so beautiful.
    This is one I am deffinately going to try. Take care God Bless. xChrisBReplyCancel

  • EmilyJanuary 24, 2010 - 5:21 am

    Thank you for the great video! I think maybe now I might try this out but I know I wouldn’t have attempted it without the visual. :o) I really like that it fits on a 12×12 sheet as well. That is so useful for those of us with limited access to supplies.ReplyCancel

  • NancyJanuary 24, 2010 - 6:19 am

    Thanks Becca, I love this box and adore your work! I will definitely try this box!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy T.January 24, 2010 - 7:06 am

    Oh Becky. This is one darling box you’ve made. And your videa is perfect. I to would have never of attempted to make this with out the video. Your cards and projects are just inspiring to me and I look forward to your posts. I did make my first box and it didn’t come out. I don’t have a score pal so I had to figure out the dimentions on my ruler. But I did and I want to say thank you thank you thank you!!!! You are AWESOM!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth GrecoJanuary 24, 2010 - 7:31 am

    Wow this is amazing!! Thanks so much for taking the time to post your tutorial video!! One question I have for you though…. How do you put the windows in when your paper is that big?
    Beth Greco
    (SCS Scrappin Beth)ReplyCancel

  • AngieJanuary 24, 2010 - 7:48 am

    Thank you for such a great video, it’s all very clear. I would like to ask if you could post a picture of the template with all the folds and cuts – perhaps marked with a pen so they’re easier to see. Many thanks again ;)ReplyCancel

  • JaneJanuary 24, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Love the video and your work is beautiful. Would love the templates. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Beth SJanuary 24, 2010 - 8:20 am

    Hi Becca. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. I know I will be trying this one. I’ve written it out and it’s now in my to do book.ReplyCancel

  • Chris BJanuary 24, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Hi Becca, Thank you so MUCH for sharing with us how to make this beautiful box ! I fell in love with this box the first time I saw it on your blog. Thank you for the video, it really helped. Could you share with us the best way to cut out the windows in the box?

    Thank you so much for sharing with us all your hard work. I love your blog!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 24, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Continued Blessings,

  • lisa808January 24, 2010 - 9:11 am

    Thanks for the great video tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • WillowJanuary 24, 2010 - 9:14 am

    Thanks so much Becca!!! This is such an unusual box…and I love all the ways it could be decorated!! I am making a special gift for a friend and I just found the perfect special box to put it in!!! Thank you for your help!ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 24, 2010 - 9:21 am

    Thanks Becca. You make it look so easy. This is a great idea. A written tutorial would also be very helpful and much appreciated. That way those of us that don’t have a computer in our work area would have something to refer to.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy MooreJanuary 24, 2010 - 9:48 am

    Thank you for doing the tutorial on this box. We truly do appreciate the time you take on making your website such a wonderful place to visit!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJanuary 24, 2010 - 10:04 am

    This is darling, Becca! I am grateful for your video cos I would never have figured out all those angles by myself :)
    I, too wondered how to cut the windows with such a large paper, but I may use my Fiskars shaper tools for that.
    Where there’s a will, there’s a way :-D
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous artwork! I’m glad to see you working with Claire’s designs – aren’t they scrumptious?!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn HughesJanuary 24, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Thank you so much for showing us how it is done. Wonderful gift boxes – I’m going to have to make several!


  • Donna LittleJanuary 24, 2010 - 10:31 am

    You always take us down new, interesting, and very worthwhile paths with your ideas. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • MarlaJanuary 24, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Hello, I normally do not comment, but I had to thank you for such a wonderful tutorial. I would have never adventured to make one without a video. You did an excellent job. Thank you so much!!! Your work is exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)January 24, 2010 - 10:45 am

    What a lovely lovely box, AMAZING! …it is so elegant.
    now I was wondering how can I do all the scoring lines if I don’t have a scor-pal.
    Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.January 24, 2010 - 11:03 am

    How in the world do you uber-talented ladies ever think up something like this? To do all those score lines & get them perfect would be beyond my comprehension! I can only imagine the piles of runied sheets of paper I’d go through — LOL!!! This is just beyond gorgeous & I cannot wait to own Claire’s fantabulous stamps — she & you, Becca, make an unbelievably-talented combo!!! ;~) WOW!!!ReplyCancel

  • DiamantinJanuary 24, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Thank you for the great video!ReplyCancel

  • Evie BeckerJanuary 24, 2010 - 11:32 am

    thanks Becca for the tutorial!!!!! I was at CHA …..and your NAME was being spoken EVERYWHERE on the floor….you were greatly missed….guess I will have to come to CHA in ChiTown!!!!!!! Thanks for your inspiration!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SherylHJanuary 24, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    Thank you for the great tutorial — am going to have to check back tomorrow for the advice on cutting the windows! I am going to have to go back to figure out your scoring measurements so that I can use my Scor-it. What size of paper did you use on your original box?ReplyCancel

  • Denise TrahanJanuary 24, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    oh wow… awesome.. thanks!ReplyCancel

  • PeggyJanuary 24, 2010 - 12:59 pm

    Becca, thank you so much for creating new dimensions to fit w/in 12 x 12 paper and for the video tutorial. Now, I can do one too. You’re the best and your creations are truly amazing. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraJanuary 24, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Thank you very much for taking the time to make the video for us!! The box will make a beautiful presentation for small gifts and will be very versatile.ReplyCancel

  • ChristyJanuary 24, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the video. This will be fun to make. Question: can you show us again how to fold the top? The top of the box was not in the video when you were folding the top and I need a visual. Thanks so much if you can do that!!!
    Your box is gorgeous! I enjoy your work…thanks for taking time to share with us!ReplyCancel

  • adelineJanuary 24, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    This box is so beautiful, thanks for this tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Val WJanuary 24, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. I do best when I can “see” how things are done, as I’m a visual learner. Thanks for sizing this for the 12×12 size paper. I’m going to have to try this one.ReplyCancel

  • Susan GJanuary 24, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing how to make this box. It’s truly so different from all the others I’ve seen. Could you please add more information about how you folded the top? Do some of the pieces tuck into the slits that you cut? I couldn’t quite see it from the angle of the camera on the video.ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZachrichJanuary 24, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Awesome video! I’ll have to ‘play along’ and try to do one myself! You’re a great teacher, demonstrator, and a total inspiration! You ROCK, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 24, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Awesome video. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJanuary 24, 2010 - 6:08 pm

    Awesome Becca, I will have to get paper and my score pal together and follower along with you next time……ReplyCancel

  • Jane TJanuary 24, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Fantastic video, Becca. You make it look so easy. Eager to see how you made the outside tomorrow. Have a lovely week.ReplyCancel

  • Destinae WaddingtonJanuary 24, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Great tutorial Becca! I can’t wait to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneJanuary 24, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Well done Becca! These video things are tough to makeReplyCancel

  • RufusJanuary 24, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Thanks, Becca! Would have never tried this from written directions! Also great that it will fit on a 12 x 12 paper. I know doing this takes time and it’s appreciated!

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  • VeldaJanuary 25, 2010 - 2:44 am

    Becca your box is so beautiful as is your voice. It is so much easier to understand how to make the box, with your careful instruction. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • pat poskJanuary 25, 2010 - 4:11 am

    I’ve enjoyed your tutorials very much.

    I will have to watch it several times to be able to absorb it.
    Your work is so beautiful and original and your colors are fantastic.
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

    I really enjoy your blog and I’m learning a lot from you.


  • SueJanuary 25, 2010 - 8:58 am

    I appreciate that you made us all the video to share your beautiful box! Just like others said, I’ll have to watch it a few times to take notes and really understand the process. I can’t wait to put one (or more!) together!

    Thanks again for sharing your talents with us!

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 25, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Awesome tutorial Becca. Your directions were very clear. TFS!!! your how to of your elegant box. :DReplyCancel

  • MariLynnJanuary 25, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    Becca, this tutorial is awesome. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJanuary 25, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    WOW that is beautiful. you should make templates and sell them!! thanks for the tutorial. i might just try it ha ha…. cause its not easy peasy for me. but with your teaching i might can do it. man!!! the emb. is just tooooooooo much, u really work hard and i admire so much of your stuff. sorry i dont leave a comment as often as i should . i will try and do better. but i just love this box. and i miss seeing you.!!

  • Solveig (Sol)January 25, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Thank you so much! Loved to watch this! Now I have to get a scorpal too… :)ReplyCancel

  • CindyJanuary 25, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Hi Becca: I always check out your creations when I go to the Spellbinders site. The twist top boxes are very nice. The video helped me to understand how it was made. Being as how I didn’t write down the instructions as the video was playing and I’m prone to forgetfulness, I’m wondering if you have further instructions on how to make the box? If so, where on your site would I find them.
    Love your designs, they are always so pretty and must take you hours.ReplyCancel

  • PhillisJanuary 25, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Wonderful video! BUT I can’t figure out the top fold. I don’t know if it’s just me but your camera did not pan out enough at times to see all of how you folded the top. Since I am a visual person I am stuck. The results was gorgeous. Is there somewhere else I can go to see how it’s done?

    Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful talent,

  • CathyJanuary 25, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    Wow! What a wonderful box. thanks for the video. I can hardly wait to decorate it.ReplyCancel

  • FemyJanuary 25, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    WOW!! I admire your hard work. Thank you very much. It is very nice of you to share this with us all. looking forward to more videos :)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn C.January 26, 2010 - 9:49 am


    Great Idea. I tried just scoring mine using my paper trimmer since I don’t have a scorepal. It was a little difficult and the first try was just not perfect, but I got the general idea and with a little practice, it will come out great.

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

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