Monday, 30 January 2017

Alison Whelan - Curved Strip Box

Hope you're having a good day, I've found a few minutes to finally get around to posting directions for the Curved Strip Box shown on Tonic Live 2 weeks ago.
It's a good sized box to put a Special present for your loved one one Valentines Day.


I've even managed to do measurements in inches and centimeters, no mean feat for me, lol.


Products Used
Craft Perfect 12 x 12" card - Jet Black -9132E
Craft Perfect A4 card - Bright White - 9016E
Craft Perfect A4 card - Cherry Red - 9076E
Tonic Celtic & Bow Rounded Strip Die Set - 1602E
Traditional Hearts A2 Layering Basics die set - 1459E
Tonic Flower & Heart Strip Die Set 1555E
Tonic Funky Glue Pen 421E
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry - 667N
Red ribbon from stash




Take 2 sheets of 12 x12" (30cm x 30cm) card stock. Score at 6" (15cm) on both sides to form a cross.
Cut along 1 of the score lines to the centre of the card stock. Cut a rectangle from the card stock as shown, leaving approx 1/2" (1cm) tab in situ. Trim both ends of the tab.
Repeat on both sheets of card.


Cut  2 strips of card 6" x 1" (15cm x 2cm) and score in half.


Glue tab in place to form a 2 sided box 


Glue  cut strip to 1 side of the box. Repeat with 2nd piece of card. Please excuse the state of my desk, ooops!!!


Join the bases and tabs together to form a cube.


Take 2 pieces of red card  11 1/8" x 6 1/8" (29.25cm x 15.25cm)
Score a line at 2 1/2"(7cm), turn card and repeat on opposite side.


Cut Celtic Rounded Strip Die into card


Repeat at opposite end. Finish other red card in the same manner


Glue both pieces of card together  to form a cross.


Cut 4 Strips of card 1" (2cm) wide. Fold in half.


Stick the card into each corner of the lid to form brackets.


Trim off excess card


Cut 4 Heart Strips from red card and  borders in white using edger die from set


Use edger strip on opposite side of heart design leaving a small border


Add borders around top of box


Cut 2 white squares 5 3/4" (14cm) and 5 1/4" (13cm). Also cut a black square 5 1/2" (13.5cm). Stick layers together and place on top of box with 3d foam pads.


Wrap a red ribbon around the base of the box and decorate with hearts from the layering set


Decorate the top of the box with larger hearts and finish off with a few crystal drops



Here's a You Tube video where I make the box from start to finish



Here's another design using the same style box, which would be ideal for Birthday's or Mother's Day.




Hope you've enjoyed this project.  I hope you'll give it a try and don't forget to share your makes on the Tonic Live Facebook page. I love to see your projects.
Thank you for popping by.

Alison xx










1 comment:

  1. Absolutely stunning Alison, might just have to make one for mother's day with a gift inside xxx

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