Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tonic Festive Triangle Kaleidoscope Boxes Ho Ho Ho! - Louise Sims

I hope you've been enjoying the shows so far with Jodie on Hochanda and have to admit that I am in love with those huge star boxes but it was the hinged lids that really blew me away - genius idea. I think that is definitely one I want to do for the children in school not just for Christmas but as a maths resource ... sad I know.

Popping by to share my 2nd project using the dies to create a triangular shaped box with a side opening, secured in place with magnets placed on to a triangular flap ...

I have used a good heavy weight paper/card to make the core shape but rather than joining all the sides together, I have used the joining piece to become part of my flap. I trimmed away some of the excess to make a neater opening and then using the triangle lid die, created my flap.

I cut away two of the sides and the third was used to secure to the box itself. I have layered this up with other dies from the lid collection, finishing off with the 'Ho Ho Ho!' cut in gold adorned by 2 holly flourishes. The flap has then been secured in place with magnets and the inner magnet found on the flap, covered with decorative paper.

I added the ends - which are in fact lids - but ensured that they did not impede the flap from opening/shutting.

I was truly amazed as to how quickly these boxes came together: the dies to all the hard work for you. The only time I faffed was choosing which paper/card to use 😂

Will you be using your dies when they arrive to make triangular boxes or to add to your expanding Kaleidoscope Boxes collection?


Products used:
Craft Perfect - Olive Green
Craft Perfect - Jet Black
Craft Perfect - Embossed Gold
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry
Papers - from stash

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