Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator stampwithpeg – Hexagon Gift box : Thank you, Daffodil Delight. With instructions/Tutorial
I love hexagon boxes, they always look ‘a bit posh’ and I also enjoy making them. This one came about because I had a lovely jar of jam that needed a gift box.
Now confession time, I have used a retired stamp on the box, although I didn’t realise it was retired until I started to do my supply list and couldn’t find it, how I missed that it had retired I do not know. The good thing is you can use any nice pattern you like, it’s tone on tone so doesn’t stand out it just adds a little something.
As you can see I still haven’t braved the video camera, but I have took lots of photos again and will add measurements etc so please let me off for now :).
Cut your card to 11 3/4″ x 7 3/4″, then stamp your chosen design in the same colour.
Long Side – 1 7/8″, 3 3/4″, 5 5/8″, 7 1/2″, 9 3/8″ and 11 1/4″
Short Side – 2 1/2″.
Fold and Burnish all score lines, Cut up the score lines to the horizontal score line then cut out the small thin rectangle and wedge into the rest of the panel as shown, add strong adhesive (I used fast fuse) on the patterned side of the long thin strip, then fold over from the right to join.
Spread your flaps and add adhesive to 3 of them on the ends and in the middle, put your box upside down and fold a glued flap in then the opposite unglued flap over it, repeat with all 3 keeping the shape right as you go.
For the lid, cut a piece of card or DSP (I have used a specialty piece from the Pop of Pink DSP pack which is thicker than the normal DSP) If using DSP leave the length at 12″, if using A4 card length will be 11 3/4″ the difference will be small and will just be in the joining tab. Cut at 4″ wide.
Long side – 2″, 3 7/8″, 5 3/4″, 7 5/8″, 9 1/2″ and 11 3/8″ (The first panel is slightly bigger than the rest this is to make the lid slightly larger than the base and for it to sit right)
Score on the short side at 2 1/2″,
Fold and burnish all score lines, then cut up each score line along the long side on the wider side (2 1/2″). again cutting out the thin rectangle. Glue as for the base.
Cut out 3 large circles in the base colour, and one smaller one in the lid colour. I used the Layering Circles Framelit dies, 3 using the 3″ Scalloped die and 1 using the 2 5/8″ round die.
Add 1 of the large and the small circle to the top of the box, put 1 large on the bottom of the box and the other one inside the bottom, this makes the box sturdier.
Punch out 3 flowers using the Pansy Punch in Daffodil Delight and 1 in Whisper White with the Petite Petals punch. Round the petals and bunch up lightly, arrange the flowers on top of each other using dimensionals for lift, I added a medium metal rimmed pearl to mine before sticking it to the top of my box.
On a piece of Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight I stamped one of the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set, I stamped it off twice on to scrap first then onto my card and repeated a few times. I then stamped Thank you using versamark before heat embossing with copper.
I used the 2″ scalloped circle die for the Daffodil Delight circle and the 1 7/8″ round die to cut out the sentiment before gluing together, then added to my box using dimensionals.
Lastly I added a bow using Whisper White organza ribbon. Phew that was very long winded I hope it all makes sense, but feel free to ask me anything your not sure of.
Of course you could follow these instructions for the box itself then use whatever decoration/sentiment you wish as you may not have the same products as I have used, but if you wish to purchase any of these they are all in the supply list below.
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