Sue Wilson Dainty Rectangle Shorter Tube Gift Box

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This tube box has been designed using the tube box technique which was used when making the taller boxes, but this one uses just 2 sheets of rich plum foundations card for the main base and lid of the box and just 1 sheet of gold card for the inner tube lip.

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The delicate peonies are added to the lid to decorate it further.


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Sue Wilson Hexagon Shorter Tube Box


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Dainty Rectangle Die : CED4301

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Spellbinders Tool`n`One : WIZTOOL

 Creative Expressions Large Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder : EF-026

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Light Orchid Satin Ribbon : CESRORCHID

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Rich Plum Card : 41021

Foundations Vellum : 40024

Adirondack Metallic Paint Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will continue with the tube box theme but it`s been made by splitting an A4 sheet of card to give the depth of the box base and lid, so just 2 sheets are needed when making the hexagon shape box. There is a triangle box, pentagon box & a hexagon box lid & base template with I produced in a printable template sheet to use when making up the this size box or for the striplet size boxes as they are all 6.5cm panels on each side. This workshop uses the Sue Wilson dainty rectangle die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die . The Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder creates the pattern on the lid of the box.

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Step 2. Print off the template sheet so you can use it to create the base and lid shapes for the tube boxes. The tube box has been designed in the same way as the tall tube boxes and as the sides are 6.5cms the same template is used for the base & lid of the box. Cut the 3 template shapes out and the square one would just be 6.4cms square piece of card so not a template on the sheet but you can make one up for ease for another project. Place the template on a piece of thick grey card often found in card packs when posting. Draw around the shape and then cut 2 thick bases out & 3 rich plum bases out. The thicker card is used to strengthen the base of the tube box & lid.

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Step 3. Place a piece of rich plum card in a portrait position on a score board and score at 3cms, 14cm, 18cms and the end measurement would finish at the edge of the card at 21cms. Score 21cms if you are not using a UK A4 sheet of card. Score 2 sheets of rich plum card with the same measurements as these will be joined later on to make the hexagon box.

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Step 4. Turn the card and score in a landscape position at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19cms and finish with a 1.5cm tab. Trim both pieces of card after the 1.5cm tab as the side excess is not required.

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Step 5. Turn the card back to the what was portrait position and cut down the 18cm score line. This will create the 11cm depth of the box base with the 3cm base tabs and a 4cm depth lid with 3cm lid tabs. Again cut the same measurement on the 2nd piece of plum card.

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Step 6. Now start by joining the 2 base wider sections together by gluing the 1.5cm tab with some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 7. Place it behind the 6.5cm panel on the next sheet of card.

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Step 8. Now to start work on the lid of the base by using placing one of the lid sections and a lid hexagon in the Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder. Run the pieces through the Grand Calibur machine using the Spellbinders raspberry plate & the base plate. Repeat on the 2 set of the same pieces.


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Step 9. Glue the 1.5cm tab onto the back of the lid 6.5cm panel like you did on the base box card. Now you have the components for an embossed lid.

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Step 10. Crease along all of the score lines and tabs. The embossed lid panels will be harder to find but they can be folded into place. Cut inverted `V` notches on the 3cm tab sections and remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom of the tab area.

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Step 11. The following step can be done before or after adding the inner tube card which is needed to house the lid onto. So see the previous tall workshop for the before way or use this way to add the tube as a whole section afterwards, both end up with the same result.

Glue the 1.5cm tabs and glue to the back of the 6.5cm other end of the card to create the separate box base and lid pieces.

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Step 12. To create the inner tube score a piece of gold vintage foundations card a with 3 x 6.3cm panels in a landscape position and then a 1cm tab. Turn the card and score the card in half at 10.5cms. This means you get the inner tube out of 1 piece of card. Cut away after the 1cm tab and down the 10.5cm central line to make to pieces of card.


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Step 13. Join the pieces together using the tab, crease all the score lines and then join the last tab to make the full hexagon shape inner tube. Set a side to dry.


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Step 14. Open the bottom tabs flat and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto each tab.

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Step 15. Close the flaps back down.

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Step 16. Add the thick card hexagon piece into the box so it drops down onto the glued area of the tube.

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Step 17. Add some more glue to the outer tabs of the hexagon box and on the grey card that is showing.


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Step 18. Stick the other rich plum card plain hexagon panel which was made using the template earlier.

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Step 19. Cut at least a 20cm piece of Creative Expressions finishing touches light orchid ribbon making sure you have 3 of the folds in the ribbon ( these appear naturally on the ribbon packaging) and at least a small tab either side of the fold. Create a small slit no wider than width of the ribbon on one of the hexagon edges of the lid and marry it up with another cut on the opposite side of the lid. It is better to be slightly smaller than the ribbon as it stops it sliding about.

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Step 20. Poke the ribbon through the slits so that it stops at the fold point either side and there is a fold on the top of the ribbon loop.

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Step 21. Secure the ends of the ribbon on the inside of the lid using some tape.

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Step 22. Place the embossed hexagon over the ribbon to cover the inside of the lid nicely.

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Step 23. Add the Sue Wilson dainty rectangle die and the small petite peony cluster dies on some rich plum card and pass all the die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine & then emboss the flowers too. Now cut the same dies in some foundations vellum.

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Step 24. Use the Adirondack gold dabber to add some gold to the edges of the embossed flowers.

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Step 25. Repeat the process on the dainty rectangles frames. For this project you can either cut 6 frames out or do 3 frames and have alternate panels with frames on.

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Step 26. Now the glue is set on the inner tube place it in the tube base but leave some of the gold card proud of the box as this acts as the lip of the box and it will hold the lid of the box. Once you are happy with the depth, glue the inner tube in place making sure no glue goes on the exposed lip of the box.

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Step 27. This is how the inner tube section will look.

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Step 28. 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. Retain 6 plum flowers to be placed under the vellum peony cluster.

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Step 29. This technique will raise the petals of the flowers up as you can see on the right hand plum flower. Repeat on all the required flowers.

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Step 30. 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.

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Step 31. Add the plum flat peony flowers under the vellum cluster and the add the cluster onto the box lid where the ribbon section isn`t laying. Now add the prepared flowers over the top.

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Step 32. Add some more of the peonies over the lid and ribbon handle to cover the slit made.

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Step 33. Add the dainty rectangle panels onto the base panels of the box to finish the box off perfectly. There are other small dies in the Sue Wilson collection that would fit on the panels or even cut a striplet die down or maybe use 2 corner dies turned to make a square. Just have fun playing and snipping bits off die shapes and making your own design up.


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Step 34. The ribbon is for decorative reasons so tell people not to lift the box by the handle as it won`t carry the weight!!!

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Check out the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog for the square tube box workshops & the template page.

Sue Wilson Delicate Lattice Frame Tube Gift Box Templates-page-001

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