Heartfelt Creations Tube Box- Part 1


This workshop shows how to make a special box using one sheet of 12” x 12” card for the main section of the box.


The box has been decorated with the Heartfelt Creations vintage collection papers.


The image shows the coloured lip area of the box which joins the 2 pieces of box together.


A close up of the tinted UTEE glazed flowers and the lace teardrops pieces that embellish the box.


Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet

Green Box Part 1 Workshop

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret 12 x 12 Collection Papers :HCDPI227

Platinum 12″ x 12″ Card

JustRite Vintage Filigree Fancies Stamp Plate: JRAG-04020

Spellbinders Bitty Blossom Die : WIZS5-086

 Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals – Various Codes Available

 Tim Holtz Walnut Stain : DPWALNUT,

Victorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN  & Forest Moss : DPFOREST Ink Pad

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

Three White Bead Pins : PINWHITE

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

2 Tone Ribbon :KN16

Creative Expressions Teardrop Lace : LACETEARCREAM

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available


Step by Step Instructions

1 Remove the backing board from the back of the Heartfelt Creations vintage collection paper pad and choose a decorative paper for the project. Select a sheet of platinum 12”x 12” card for the basic box & a 2nd sheet if matting with the same colour too.


2 Place the piece of 12” x 12” card onto a score board or use the measurement by marking the card by hand, score at 7cms, 14cms, 21cms & 28cms down the card. (2 ¾, 5.5”, 8 ¼” & 11”)

2 23 Turn the card once & score the card at 7cms and 23.5cms (or 2 ¾ & 9”) alternatively score the card at 7cms (2 ¾) in from both edges as this will create the same measurement.

3 34 Crease and fold the card along the 14cm line that was made in the first set of scorings. Cut through the card where the box base and lid is going to be – in this case it`s 10.5cms in on the larger inner section. The UNIQUE feature to this box is the way the size can be changed so easily to meet your requirements.

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5 This photo is great for seeing the basics of the box shape. It has the 7cm end flaps as well as the 7cm main sections of the sides of the box and the tab section. Please DON`T cut this tab off.  (These measurements could easily be 6cms each as long as a side tab is also left on the card too)

5 5On the top & bottom section of the box cut up to the 7cm line on box ends. This will create the flaps needed to make the box close later.

6 67 On just 2 of the end panels cut another line on the diagonal up to the same point to make the flaps sit neater when they are closed later on in the project.

7 78 Repeat this on the other end of the box flaps making sure the side tab is facing in the same direction. It is an easy mistake to cut the shorter lid section by mistake so just a nice tip to know.

8 89 Select the paper that is going to make the side panels on the box. Here the pretty border edge on the paper has been used.

9 910 Cut 4 panels of 5.5cms x 9cms (2 1/8” x 3 ½”) – use 2 sheets of paper if the same pattern is needed). Here 2 bigger flowers and 2 smaller flowers have been used. Then cut 4 panels of 5.5cms wide by 4.5cms tall (2 1/8” x 1 ¾”) for the lid panels.

10 1011 As there is a distress edging on the 12” x 12” paper, place the paper on the ink blending mat & distress the edges of the paper with some walnut stain on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Repeat the process on all of the paper panels.

11 1112 Once the ink is dry add some Cosmic Shimmer glue to the reverse side of the panels & stick them onto a piece of platinum card (or another toning mat of card).

12 1213 Trim the panels leaving a small edge of the card around each piece. Once the glue is set go in & add glossy accents to highlight the pink flowers.

13 1314 Continue to apply the glossy accents to the smaller flowers and on the lid sections too.

14 1415 As the nozzle on the glossy accents is very fine make sure all the small fiddly areas of the design are filled in whilst the glossy accents is wet. Set aside to dry.

15  1516 Take the platinum piece of card used for the lid & turn it over. Distress the white area using some Victorian velvet distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Stamp at random using the some forest moss ink on the small rose stamp.

161617 Now add some wonder tape to the platinum side (right side) of the lid & on the box lid ends that are going to be stuck down. It is an idea to ease the flaps into place to see which areas need tape on them.

17 1718 Remove the backing off the tape on the small tab & hold tab down ready for the next step.

181819 Bring the other end of the box up and stick it onto the tab to create the closed box lid.

19 1920 Remove the backing off the box end tabs & press one of the full squares down into the box.

20 2021 Secure the next flap down onto the box making sure the box stands in a solid square shape for a flush feel to the piece.  Here you can see these 2 flaps are the ones which were trimmed away earlier.

21 2122 Finish the box lid buy sticking down the final full square box flap.

222223 Here is the stamped inside of the box lid. The reason behind this method rather than using paper is to ensure the lid will close neatly and flush onto the bottom section.

23 2324 Now to work on the bottom section of the box & create the special lip for the box to close onto. Take the backing section of the paper pad & cut it to 10 7/8th” x 5” deep. (276mm x 127mm)

24 2425 Place the grey board on the score board and score again the 7cms, 14cms, 21cms & 28cms down the card. (2 ¾, 5.5”, 8 ¼” & 11”) measurements.

252526 Crease these score lines up so they lay in the same position as the 4 sides of the open box. To allow for a detailed workshop part 2 will follow next week so please check back for this. There is no need to have a tab on this card.

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Here is a close up of scalloped lace feature on the finished box. The glazed flowers have been coloured to co-ordinate the project by adding some pink embossing powder to some already made UTEE flowers, this technique just helps to tone in the flowers to whatever colour scheme you wish.



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2 Responses to Heartfelt Creations Tube Box- Part 1

  1. MAPYAPY says:

    super tuto, merci infiniment, j’attends la suite avec impatience.

  2. Paper Junkie says:

    This is just lovely Suzanne – looking forward to part 2…..X

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