Back on schedule today with another Tutorial on Tuesday, once again this is a picture heavy post I'm afraid! This is for the box featured on Saturday, click HERE to view the original post. As per usual I have made another example for this tutorial!
This example is made slightly larger and in blue and green using the same Inkpad and stamp set as yesterday. The beautiful cameo on the tag is made by Ita and will soon be able to buy from her. Ita's blog is HERE for more info.
1 sheet acetate
2 sheets PMD Cream card
Ribbon glue & Usual craft tools!
Firstly cut 3 Hexagons using whichever die set you choose, I used an X-cut one however Spellbinders do an excellent hexagon as well as other basic shapes.
Score a line 1cm in on each edge and fold in, next cut the overlap sections out, see picture for better explanation. fold each side up and measure the length of the inside. In my example this measurement is 4cm ( i.e. the outside measurement of the hexagon was 5cm, therefore when 1cm is folded in the inside is now 4cm.
Next cut a piece of acetate to the height you would like the box, in this example I have used 12cm.
now score the acetate along the length at 4cm intervals and fold. to create a strip with 6 sides. Glue each of the outside folds of the hexagon and slowly, gluing as you go, fold the acetate around the outside of the shape. this will create the basic of the box as shown in the next picture.
Next score a piece of cream card at 2cm along the length and fold. Now measure the outside of the box and score down this strip at this measurement. In my example this was 4.2cm. Glue or tape this around the base leaving the fold at the very bottom, cut up to each edge and glue down the flap.
Make the lid in the same way without the acetate however the lid needs to be approx. 2mm larger on each side so that it fits comfortably. It is very word heavy to explain the lid therefore I am hoping the following picture will help.
Finally decorate as you want I've used simple ribbon, floral die cuts and some stamped flowers.