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
Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS
Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or
Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH
Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,
Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS
Products for the Striplet box featured in part 2
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.
Here is the finished project along with the tall striplet box which will be featured in part 2 of this workshop ~ full printable workshops are produced with these workshops
Happy Crafting x
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