It's random week here on the blog while our wonderful DT
have a few days off to recharge their very low batteries.
Yesterday we had a lovely project from Neil. I really must try
and have a go at cutting out those letters...brilliant!
Well today should have been Dawn's turn but unfortunately I have
had all sorts of problems with photos and I have had to admit defeat
and search the blog for one of my old posts!
This actually was one of my favourite projects so I
hope you like it too.
"I decided to do an exploding box, a bit different to the last one, and
will show you exactly how to make it, this time in a hexagon shape....
First make a pattern for the base, decide on the size you want and
make sure all sides measure the same, mine will be 1 1/2".....
Cut it out and sit it on a piece of 300g card, you need to add the sides
so put it quite central. Measure out 3" from each side. You will be
one short as the A4 card is not quite big enough.
Draw around your pattern again and add one more side. Stick the
two bases together, one on top of the other.....
Cut out 12 pieces of contrasting card and patterned paper and add
to the sides of box, both inside and outside......
Using your original pattern cut two hexagons slightly smaller than the
base and layer together. Before sticking to base, cut 6 slits with a
sharp knife as shown in picture....
These are for the acetate strips. Cut 3 strips measuring 3/8" by
approx. 10". Thread through slits as shown.....
Using ultra-sticky double sided tape, stick to base and bend acetate
strips up slightly......
Using the same contrasting card and paper, cut 6 butterflies
(12 in total)......
Add the butterflies to each acetate strip, staggering the heights
slightly. Make sure the tallest one is no higher than the box side
when standing up or the lid will crush it. Die cut a scalloped circle
and stick to the base.....
To make the lid, using your original pattern again, add 1/16" around
each edge. measure out 3/4" on each side. Add an extra bit on
each side to create a lip to stick the lid together.....
Stick the lid together and make sure it fits on your box....
Decorate the lid with more card and paper and finish with a large
organza bow and 2 more butterflies."
Not hard at all, a lovely box to make.
It is very east to adapt size wise to
I don't think we shall have those papers anymore
but there are plenty of others to choose from.
So if you want to have a go, this is what you will need -
Papers of your choice
Well I hope you liked it,
See you tomorrow with another project.