3D Thursday Playful Palette Hexagon Box

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Isn’t this just a cute box. I just love how the top is so different to others and it’s really quite big inside too.

Ok, so you want to know how to make it?

Start off with cardstock 12″x6″ (you can make two from a 12×12 sheet). With the 6″ across the top, score at 2″ and 4″. Rotate and score at 1 7/8″, 3 7/8″, 5 7/8″, 7 7/8″, 9 7/8″ and the last one is 11 6/8“. The last one is slightly less to allow for your tab but it doesn’t affect your box at all.

Now you have these score lines move your card along so the 1 7/8 line is lined up with the 2″ mark and make a small score at 1″, 3″, 5″, 7″, 9″ and 11”. Take away your Simply Scored but keep hold of your scoring tool. Make sure you have a wad of paper underneath, get a ruler and line up the mark you made at the top of the card with the horizontal score line at the edge of the card and score. Then again at the mark you made at the top to where the horizontal score line meets the vertical. Continue all the way along. The picture below shows what it should look like.

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Once you have done this, fold and burnish all score lines. You may struggle to burnish the diagonal lines so just fold them as best you can. At this stage, if you want to add decorative panels to the sides, adhere them now. It’s much easier whilst the box is flat. My panels measure 1 3/5″ x 1 3/4″ but remember one is slightly smaller due to the tab so make 5 the size above and 1 smaller, at 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″.

Cut your base flaps by cutting up the vertical to the horizontal. Cut wedges into all but the one on your left as this will be the one you see on the base. There will also be a small rectangle on the bottom right. Cut this away and add a strip of Tear n Tape to your tab. It will be a little wider than your tab so once you take the backing off just fold it back onto itself.

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Once you have sealed your box up you need to close the base up. I found working my way round worked best and I used mini glue dots on each tab as I went round. Once you have done this either use your bone folder or hand if it’s small enough to press down the base from inside the box.

To fasten the top I used the handheld punch to make holes around the top for ribbon to be threaded through. You could use twine if you wanted. I used Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon to co-ordinate with my card stock and DSP.

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As you can just about see on my photo, we all make mistakes and punch holes in the wrong place from time to time?

So to decorate I added some Metal Rimmed Pearls around the top and some stamped Butterflies in Blushing Bride from Papillon Pot Pourri which I punched out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

The sentiment is stamped onto Very Vanilla with Sweet Sugarplum and is from the Tin of Cards stamp. I rounded the edges with the Project Life Corner Punch.

I am really pleased with how this turned out and may have to make some more for gifts. May even work for Christmas packaging, dare I say!!?

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