Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Edna Taylor - Little Star gift box


Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I'm sharing a wee sneak peek of one of the new die sets to be launched on Create & Craft on Thursday at 7.00 pm.

There are two layering die sets - hexagon and octagon and three beautiful alphabets too.
I have lots more to share with you in the coming days so keep an eye out for them.
I've used the hexagon dies to create this gift box (contents tomorrow 😉) from Kraft card and decorated it with papers and elements from Graphic 45's Precious Memories collection.



To make the box

Base: Trace the outline of the largest hexagon die onto your card stock.
Elongate the edges by 1/2" to each side and join up the marked dots to form the base. Cut out.

Sides: Measure the width of each edge, add 1/8" at each end for tabs. Cut to the height you require, I cut mine at 2" deep. Score at 1/2" on long edge and mark tabs using the cut edge of your base as an accurate guide for scoring the tabs.

Attaching sides to base:  You will need to cut away the bottom tab sections on each piece so that your side will lie flat. This leaves you two tabs at the top to overlap on the edge to give a strong join.

Lid:  As per base only this time elongate the edges by 5/8". Join dots and cut out shape required. This gives a snug fit for the lid over your base. 

Lid edges:  Cut to depth required ( I used 1") and score at 1/2" on the long sides. Make sure to allow for the tabs. Your measurement should be width of lid edge plus 1/8" each side. Score at 1/8"each end for the tabs.
Repeat the attachment of the lid edges as you did for the base.

Now the fun part - decorate to your heart's content.
I lined the inside of the lid and base to hide the workings and then had some fun with the beautiful papers and embellies on the outside. 

Don't forget to check out all the inspiration from the team. You will find links to their blogs on Tonic Blog as well as links to all the Social media sites.

Thank you for calling in today.

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