This workshop will show you how to make the small cube pop up box .
The lid is perfect for adding a contrast colour in and the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud inks are perfect for lots of different colour tones.
Next week will continue with part 2 of the workshop and also share how the tall striplet pop up box is created.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Sue Wilson Configurations Elegant Lace Edger Die : CED6401
Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT
Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or
Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH
Self Adhesive Film Double Sided Sheet : ADHA4
Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU & Silicone Glue
Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Foundations Vellum : 40024
Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS
Products for the Striplet box featured in part 2
Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426
Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH
Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER &
Victorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make the small cube pop up box . It`s decorated using the Sue Wilson configurations elegant lace edger die along with some Creative Expressions micro beads behind the panel for a soft feel to the finished project. The pop up section allows an accent colour to highlight the curved shape. The Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud has been used on this section along with the corners and to colour the white ribbon. The project comes in 2 parts as it is so detailed and it will also feature how the striplet box is created.
Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and lay it in a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19.5cms, 26cms and 27cms.
Step 3. Turn the card and then score down the full length of the portrait card at 3 ½ cms, 10cms & 16 ½cms in from the left hand side of the card.
Step 4. Turn the card back to the landscape position and trim away the excess after the 1cm tab.
Step 5. Fold the card after the 2nd 6.5cm panel and turn the card back into a landscape position so you are left with the 3 ½ cms, 10cms & 16 ½cms measurement on the card and trim away the card after the 16 ½ cm point.
Step 6. Cut inverted `V` notches on the 6 ½cm tab sections. Make sure you read step 7 before cutting !!!. Remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom of the tab area.
Step 7. LEAVE the last square with just straight up cut lines as this will give a flat base finish when the box is closed later on.
Step 8. Take the top 3 ½cm depth x 6 ½cm wide panel along the top and measure half way in each section, ie. 3 ¼cms. Mark the spot with a pencil mark.
Step 9. Take a curved object, here I have used a large Spellbinders oval die. Place the curve on the 3 ¼cm mark and on the other edge of the 3 ½cm depth score line. Draw around the curved shape to join these 2 points together. This step will give you a guide to where the score line will be placed. The next step will make the required template needed for the project.
Step 10. Cut a piece of thick card to 3 ½cm x 6 ½cm and repeat the centre measurement making the first curve line again, flip the die and pencil in the same marking down the opposite side. Place a piece of cellotape along the top reverse of the card & trim along the pencil line leaving the smallest of join at the top of the piece. Try keep the waste as a whole piece as this will act as a mask later on. Don`t worry if not as you can cut another one out. The most important this is the shape of the curve is kept.
Step 11. Secure the template piece on the reverse of the scored panel coconut card using some low tack tape. This will fit perfectly in the 3 ½cm depth x 6 ½cm wide panel. Making sure the just made curved template is secured down is a key part of making the pop up lid mechanism work and lay properly.
Step 12. Turn the card over and run a score line around the edge of the template. It is best to start at the bottom corner or top middle and then let the embossing tool glide around the curve.
Step 13. Lift the template up and move it to the next top panel and repeat the scoring process. Continue along until all 4 panels are embossed.
Step 14. Now make small upturned semi circles on each of the scored panels and at the tip point of the embossed cures. This will remove the excess card that would be in the way when folding the lid up later on.
Step 15. Trim away the small just made semi circles using a small pair of scissors.
Step 16. Now the box shape is all scored, cut and complete you can move onto the decorating part. Take the Sue Wilson configurations elegant lace edger die and secure it towards the top left hand edge of the central row of untouched squares. Make sure there is a small border of white card on the top and side edge of the die piece. Use low take tape to make sure it`s kept in place when cutting the die out.
Step 17. Pass the die through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. It`s optional if you want to emboss the piece. If you do I advise you just to emboss the small corner die not the box blank as this is going to be passed through the Grand Calibur 7 more times so the embossing will flatten as you work the piece.
Step 18. Use the Spellbinders Tool`n`One to remove the excess waste from the die.
Step 19. Poke through one of the small holes in the front to release the edge of the corner die and then gently ease the card from the die.
Step 20. Place the corner die back onto the card square but this time in the bottom right hand corner of the card. Again leave a small border of card around the edge of the die.
Step 21. Place through the Grand Calibur machine and repeat the process along the other 3 panels on the card.
Step 22. Crease all the scored line excluding the top curved lines.
Step 23. Make sure you handle the side of the box panels carefully as the corner cut outs will need to be scored in with care.
Step 24. As the 1cm tab will fall under the cut out of the next corner panel then take the corner die and secure it on the edge of the tab making sure you leave a small border to the right of the die. Add some low take tape so the die doesn`t slip and ruin all your preparation so far.
Step 25. Place the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to achieve a matching pattern on the tab section.
Step 26. Now check to make sure the panel and cut tab will marry up.
Step 27. Don`t add any Cosmic Shimmer dries glue yet as the micro beads need to be added whilst the box is flat.
Step 28. Take the previously use template and this time use the waste piece. If it wasn`t cut away in a whole piece then use the template to cut another and trim away the curved areas.
Step 29. Secure the waste over same shape panel on the top pop up sections of the box. Use some low tack tape to cover the other curve on the box. It`s important to mask these areas so the ink doesn`t bleed under the tape. Just use your finger to hold down the template in the middle as you can`t mask the top area.
Step 30. Take the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud and add some of the ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie or use the larger smoothie.
Step 31. Dab the ink up and down over the pop up card section which isn`t masked off.
Step 32. Lift the mask and as long as it`s clean underneath move it to the 3rd panel. Again mask the either side with low tack tape and continue adding the chic moss ink onto the card.
Step 33. Set aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process.
Step 34. Place the cut corners onto a non stick mat and dab the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud smoothie over the shapes.
Step 35. For a bit of depth some Tim Holtz peeled paint ink has been dabbed onto just parts of the corners.
Step 36. This will just add some shade to the corners. Either heat set or dry the corners naturally.
Step 37. To coordinate the ribbon in this project, a piece of the Creative Expressions off white satin ribbon has been held over the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud pot and the Creative Expression smoothie has been held firmly in the pot and over the ribbon as the it`s pulled through the ink. Putting different pressure on the smoothie will give you different depths of colour on the ribbon. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool or I placed mine on the top of my radiator whilst I did the next few sections of the project.
Step 38. Cut 4 panels of 6.3cms x 6.3cms in both the Foundations vellum and some Creative Expressions self adhesive film.
Step 39. Remove the self adhesive backing on just one side and place it on the reverse of the card panel so it covers the corner cut outs. MAKE SURE the card isn`t placed on some card / paper etc as it will then stick to the cut out part of the front of the card.
Step 40. With the card in a box lid tip some of the Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky corner cut out area.
ALTERNATIVELY place the chic moss corners back into the card before adding the micro beads to save you gluing the corners on in a later step. I like the small lift that is achieved when adding them later on but it`s up to you how you add yours.
Step 41. Press the micro beads firmly into the self adhesive sheet to ensure all the sticky is covered.
Step 42. Remove the sticky backing from the reverse of the card and then add the prepared vellum square over the sticky sheet.
Step 43. Now ease the curved scored lines in place by nipping the curve in between your finger and thumb.
Step 44. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue along the cut out tab.
Step 45. Now fold the other end of the box onto the glued tab to close the box shape up.
Step 46. Fold down each of the notched base flaps gluing each one as you go. Then add the final full square flap last to give a nice neat finish to the box. It`s worth folding them in place first to see you have the correct tabs in place before gluing.
Step 47. Now you will have the lovely shape of the box with the coloured pop up areas of the lid ready to be closed.
Step 48. Press in the centre fold of each of the chic moss curved shapes to close the lid with ease.
Step 49. The wonderful soft chic moss colour will show through the lovely shape made with this fold. A small flower or clear seal could be used to close the box completely but I have to say the lid becomes very firm with this style so I have just used ribbon to create a handle.
Step 50. For this you`ll just need to punch a hole through the white section of the lid and then another on the opposite side.
Step 51. Now to add the corners to the box, this can be done by adding some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto a small piece of cut`n`dry foam and then working it over the surface of the foam.
Step 52. Place the corners on a piece of cellophane or a craft mat. Dab the foam pad over the reverse of the corners to add the glue evenly.
Step 53. Apply the corners over the micro bead panels. Silicone glue could be added for a more raised feel.
Step 54. Here is a close look at the holes that were made a few steps ago, sorry I digressed with the glue pad !!!
Step 55. Once the ribbon is dry poke one end through the box starting from the outside and poking it through to the inside of the box.
Step 56. Tie a knot at the end of the ribbon and trim off the excess ribbon after the knot.
Step 57. Repeat the process on the other hole making sure you have looped the ribbon over to make the handle shape.
Step 58. Add the Sue Wilson small petite peony cluster dies on some vellum and pass all the die through the Grand Calibur machine. Then emboss the flowers. It`s easy to double the vellum up to make more flowers at one time.
Step 59. Use the Adirondack gold dabber to add some gold to the edges of the embossed flowers.
Step 60. Place the small peony die shapes onto an embossing mat or the reverse of a cut`n`dry piece of foam and use the Spellbinders tool`n`one to press down on the centre of the flowers.
Step 61. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centres of the peony flowers for a lovely soft feel to the finished look.
Step 62. Once the glue has dried add 3 peonies onto each triangle section of the lid.
Step 63. Here is just a different angle of the lid.
Step 64. With the coloured chic moss area it`s so easily opened to create a different style box lid.
Step 65. To make the tall striplet tall pop up lidded box take a piece of white card. This time try and use a 160gsm paper to a max. 220gsm card as the die will be left in the card but there are ways of turning the piece in the die cutting machine mentioned later on.
Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and lay it in a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19.5cms, 26cms and 27cms. Turn the card to a portrait position and score down at 3½cms and 20cms. This will leave a 1cm tab along the bottom of the card.
Step 66. Repeat the process of cutting the bottom tabs with a `V` notch and also making the curved scored sections along the top of the card and the small cut curves as in the corner cube box workshop in the project sheet. Now lay the Sue Wilson lattice window delicate frame dies onto the 1st section of the card , the 2nd largest die and the lattice emboss die have been used and secured in place with some low tack tape.
Step 67. Place the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the intricate design out. Here you can see the full design didn`t cut down the middle as the die was passed through in a landscape position.
Step 68. To help this fold along one of the scored panel , place the card preferably onto a Spellbinders junior cut and base plate.
Step 69. Pass the plates through the Grand Calibur in a portrait position.
Step 70. Having the die pass through in a lengthways position means the die piece will cut crisply and with this die first time.
Step 71. Lay a ruler up against the score fold and crease the panel upwards to achieve a lovely crisp finish to the delicate cut panel.
Step 72. Place the same dies on the other end of the card and use the same technique by passing the card through the Grand Calibur having one panel folded. Please note your die will be on the reverse side of the card but I’ve just shown it in this manner so you can see the die positioning. Cut all 4 panels out making sure the folded piece never falls under the dies as it will also get cut.
Step 73. Add some sticky sheet on the reverse of the panels and then add some Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes over the front of the card. Press the flakes in firmly and remove any loose flakes.
Step 74. Glue the side of the box together along with the 4 base tabs. As the length was needed for the striplet deign on a A4 sheet of card then a small 1cm tab is all that remained. Just go ahead and cut a 6.5cms x 6.5cms square white card panel and stick it the base tabs to complete the tall box.
Step 75. Here is the finished project. I hope this has given you some ideas when using the STUNNING Sue Wilson corner and striplet dies. I feel a workshop using the large background designs will be needed too and also a nifty inner gift column for an earring set or a gift card !!! So watch this space.
Step 76. The pop up lids are perfect to add the small Sue Wilson peonies onto.
Here is the finished project along with the tall striplet box which ~ full printable workshops are produced with all of these workshops featured in this style.
The Tall Tube Box, The Fronds & Rose Card and the Hexagon Shorter Tube Box.
Happy Crafting x
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