Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another petal card die box!

 Last night I sat down to stamp and just couldn't get inspired, so I pulled out my Petal Card die (that I purchase during the Clearance Tack blitz for $10!) and started to play with it.  Here is what I ended up with:

Hexagon-shaped gift box made using the Petal Card die and my Big Shot!
The box itself was pretty simple, but making the bottom and the lid were a little tricky.
A few days ago I posted a little gift box I did with 4 Petal Cards...this one uses 6.  I alternated Baja Breeze cardstock (which I embossed using my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder) and Candy Cane DSP from the Holiday Mini.  I cut 3 of each and adhered them together using sticky strip.  Then I created a template for the bottom and lid by tracing the base of the box.  It took a little measuring and math to get something that looked like a reasonable hexagon.  Once I had something I was happy with I cut out two pieces in Real Red.  I adhered the bottom using sticky strip that I placed all the way around the perimeter of the Real Red base.  For the lid, I cut 1" strips of Real Red cardstock, scored them at 1/8" and then punched the non-scored side with my scalloped edge punch.  I then folded along the score line and adhered the scalloped pieces to the underside of the lid piece.  I left one side of the hexagon without the scalloped trim.  I adhered that edge to one of the petals to act as a hinge.  To finish it off I wrapped a piece of Real Red 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon around the box and tied it in a pretty bow.  I punched out a tag and tied it to the ribbon using silver elastic cord (retired).
This is a cute box that works not only for Christmas but could also be used for Valentine's Day or even a birthday.  If I get my act together, I will create a tutorial for this and for the smaller square box from the other day.  I love finding new uses for my tools!

2 comments:

  1. OOHHHHH! Love this Leena! Looking forward to the tutorial! Great idea for a way to be creative even though you feel you're not particularly inspired . . . I think your "mojo" is pretty intact though!!!!

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  2. Really like this! Great colours

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