Sue Wilson Striplet Bon Bon Box

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This workshop shows how to make a filigree bon bon box with the measurements created to fit Sue Wilson`s striplet dies. It can also be used to make a regular mat for card base.

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Sue Wilson Striplet Bon Bon Box


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Floral Meadow Die  : CED1605

Foundations Rich Plum A4 Card Stock : 41021 

Creative Expressions Vintage Black Buttons : VINTBUTBLK

Cosmic Shimmer Heather Matt Chalk Paint : CSMCPHEATH

Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon : NK-5-02

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue


For the Red & Green Bon Bon Box

Coconut Card :40980

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads ~ Crushed Olive :DPOLIVE 

Festive Berries : DPBERRIES &  Forest Moss  : DPFOREST

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Classic Poinsettia Die : CED3008

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For ~ Elegant Poinsettia : UMS575

Creative Expressions Silver Tulle : CETULLESIV

Olive Ribbon :KN16

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely filigree effect bon bon box or it can simply be used to make a mat to place on a card blank. The Sue Wilson floral meadow striplet die has been selected for this project but it will work with all of the other dies in the Sue Wilson striplet range.

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Step 2. Take a piece of the Foundations rich plum A4 card & measure 21cms and trim away the excess card. As the depth of the card is 21cms then this will be the only cut needed.

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Step 3. Place the card on a score board and score at 7cms & 14cms. Alternatively measure with a ruler and then score the card.

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Step 4. Turn the card and repeat the measurements in the other direction. The Card will now have 9 equal square boxes of 7cms x 7cms.

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Step 5. Now score diagonally in each of the 4 corners boxes only.


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Step 6. You may wish to run an embossed line around the edge of the square card as this will give a nice finish to the piece.


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Step 7. Now to add the filigree effect to the just scored card. This is done in this manner as it`s harder to score through the delicate cut card. So place the striplet die in a landscape position right up to the top left hand side edge. Just leave a 3mm / 4mm gap from the edge of die to the edge of the card. PLEASE NOTE DO NOT use the outer cut edge die for this project. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape. Cut the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine, & there is no need to emboss it as each panel would get squashed each pass through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 8. Remove the die from the card & use the Spellbinders all in one tool to remove all the pieces of card left in the die. This will make it easy to get a perfect cut first pass through the GC as it did with all 4 panels. Turn the die so you place it down the right hand side of the card. Again secure it in place before cutting it through the Grand Calibur.


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Step 9. Repeat the process until all 4 edges have been cut. This project has been worked out to fit the striplet dies as well as it fitting on the A4 cutting surface of the Grand Calibur machine.


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Step 10. Punch a small hole in each of the 4 corners of the card.

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Step 11. Ease all the main square filigree scored lines gently downwards.

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Step 12. Crease all the main square scored lines downwards.


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Step 13. Now use a bone folder to crease the folded square score lines in place.

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Step 14. With your hands either side of the diagonal score lines, gently push the folded edges together as this will dip the diagonal score line downwards. Please note I could only use one hand for this photo as the other was taking the photo !!! ~ but you won`t have this issue.

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Step 15. Press the diagonal score downwards.

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Step 16. Then on the inside of the box pinch the corners together so it forms a triangle of card on the inside and the squares and sides of the box meet. Crease and use a bone folder to sharpen the triangle inside edge, this will give a nice crisp finish to the box.

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Step 17 . Take a length of coordinating ribbon and starting from the outside of the card threading the ribbon through the first hole and then pick up the next hole and thread the ribbon until the ribbon has passed through all 4 holes. Tie the ribbon in a bow to finish.

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Step 18. Select one of Creative Expressions black vintage buttons & place a small drop of the Cosmic Shimmer heather chalk paint onto a piece of cut`n`dry foam.

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Step 19. Dab the foam onto the button to lighten the button & to help it tone in with the rich plum card.

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Step 20. Add the button to the knot of the bow to complete the basic bon bon box. These can be used for parties or why not use them to make a wonderful wedding favour box. Add names or a sentiment, maybe make it into a little gift with crafty bits in for a friend who maybe unwell and just needs a pick me up.


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Step 21. Alternatively why not make a Christmas coloured box to sit nicely on your Christmas meal plate.

Cut the basic shape as before but use the coconut card this time. Swipe some of the Tim Holtz festive berries distress ink pad directly over some areas of the card.

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Step 22. Repeat the process but this time use the crushed olive distress ink leaving some small areas blank. Then go back in with a piece of cut`n`dry foam & add some of each of the inks as this will not be so concentrated and will soften the look. It`s optional if you colour the inside of the box. I have done in this project.

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Step 23. Use a moss green ribbon to tie the box together. Use the poinsettia stamps & dies to create a 3d poinsettia. You can follow the steps for this on a weekly workshop previous project.

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Step 24. Add some Creative Expressions tulle to the inside of the box before adding some chocolates or pressies ( Quality Streets were used for this project )

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Step 25. Place the bon bon box on a white plate and here a red laser cut plate charger has been used to really lift the Christmas meal setting.

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Step 26. A close up of the red and green tones which feature throughout the bon bon box.

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Step 27. …… Something that is quick to make and just another way to use your Sue Wilson striplet die. Remember they come in lots of different designs so prefect for use all year round.

Alternatively use the 21cm x 21cm panel to mat onto a blank card and use as a lovely border to your work.

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Happy Crafting & wishing everyone a

Very Merry Christmas.


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2 Responses to Sue Wilson Striplet Bon Bon Box

  1. itaobok says:

    Suzanae another fantastic project,I wish you could get more coverage of your work.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Pleased you like the project, please don’t worry I’m more than happy doing these workshops as I often get e, mails of thanks, that makes my day x

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