Look at this beautiful faceted box I’ve made today! I absolutely love it! Feels so good to be able to do a little crafting at last. Some of you who follows me on facebook knows the reason I was absent, but some of you don’t, so I owe you an explanation. I had a relapse of Multiple Sclerosis. Yep I know I couldn’t walk, didn’t feel my legs at all, same with arms and hands. I get to hospital and after nearly two weeks of painful injections and few doses of steroids I finally can walk a little. my hands are still a pain though. So while it’s really hard for me to stamp (but I will have a little card for you in a day or two) I’ve decided to try a little bit of papercrafting. This idea isn’t mine. I followed a tutorial of Australian demo Leonie Schroder.
To make this box all you need is Envelope Punch Board, scoring board, Tombow glue, 6×6″ piece of cardstock and 6×6″ piece of DSP. For my box I’ve used stunning Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper from new Spring/Summer Catalogue and Baked Brown Sugar cs for the base. I know that the colour on DSP is Sahara Sand, but with Baked Brown Sugar they make very elegant combination.
First take your EPB and punch and score both pieces of cardstock at 3″ on all sides. Thats it! Now bring your scoring board.
Score at 3/8” (where the notch is) on each side. Remember you do exactly the same with DSP just for the teaching purposes I only show the cardstock. You wouldn’t see it clearly on DSP anyway.
Now you need to cut out these little corners. You can use scissors for that but as I mentioned my hands are affected so I can’t hold a scissors. I’ve decided to use square punch instead.
Barnish all of the score lines. And now the trickies part: assemble the box.
You need to adhere the flaps of one triangle from the top piece to the flaps in a gap between two triangles on the base. I hope that make sense if not check the picture below.
You can use any adhesive but I truly recommend using a tombow glue. It gives you more flexibility, while sticky strip adhere immediately so once it stick it holds, period. And trust me with this box you need that flexibility.
Leave last section (triangle) if the lid open, do not glue it as it’s gonna be your opening. Just tuck tabs in and they will hold your box closed. Also when you tie ribbon around the box make sure it holds the opening corner.
And Taa Daah! Your box is done! Easy hey?! 😉
Now just a little bit of decoration. And with such a bold deign on DSP less is more. I only used fancy folded Natural Chevron Ribbon.
Sentiment comes from Your Perfect Day Stamp Set. It’s brand new set from Spring/Summer Catalogue; same as DSP. And it’s absolutely gorgeous! I’ve stamped “cheers to the new mr & mrs” in Sahara Sand, punched it with Artisan Label punch, and sponged the edges. That sponging came a little bit messy – my hands again – but I’ve decided to leave it this way (second time wouldn’t get better anyway)
I’ve layered the sentiment with piece of Baked Brown Sugar and attached it with dimensionals.
A little reminder: don’t forget that we’re in the middle of Sale-A-Bration! For every £45 you can choose one free item from Sale-a-Bration brochure.
For example today’s project:
– Envelope Punch Board – 17.95
– Your Perfect Day Clear Stamp Set – 14.95
– Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock – 6.25
It gives you a total of – 49.1
And you can choose any item from this brochure: one of beautiful stamp sets, or one of gorgeous DSPs, embellishments or one set of Blendabilities.
I really hope you like this project and that it tackle your creativity 🙂
Thank you for stopping by
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