This workshop continues with the pop up lid theme with the main focus on making a large background box and a column pull up panel for the striplet box. The column is for the striplet box that co-ordinates with the dusky pink rose & fronds card.
Here is a close up of the pull up column feature which sits perfectly in the centre of the box.
Here is the original chocolate box which inspired me to make the pop up lid work along side the Sue Wilson corner, striplet and background dies.
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Products for the Background Pop Up Lid Box & Striplet Inner Panel Piece
Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Other Products that relate to the selection of Sue Wilson Die Range used in the 3 styles of boxes ~ Corner Cube Box , Striplet Box & Inner Panel and the Background Die Pop Up Lid Boxes
Products for the Cube Box Pop Up Lid Box.
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 Pop Up Lid Box
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 continues to work on the pop up lid theme showing how you can extend the idea to use the Sue Wilson background dies and there is also a neat striplet column pull up idea which is perfect to add jewellery or even a gift card / cash onto. The additional products needed are the background box are the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die along with some Foundations baby blue card.
So Take a piece of Foundations coconut card or use baby blue card for a Wedgewood feel to the project. Lay it in a portrait position on a score board. Score down at 1cm, 14cms & 15cms in from the left hand side of the card. Later on will explain that 2 of the 4 panels can be scored at 13cms and the 1cm tabs need not be added. But the other 2 panels need the 1cm, 14cms & 15cms as in this step.
Step 2. Turn the card into a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 6 ½ cms & 24½ cms.
Step 3. Turn the back into a portrait position and place the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die in the centre of the scored lines so there is the same border around the edge of the die. Secure in place with some low tack tape.
Step 4. Trim away the excess card after the 15cm score line. Repeat the process and cut 3 more panels in the same manner. You`ll see later on that 2 panels will not need the 1cm tab down each edge of the background die so it`s up to you if you leave off that 1cm and the other 15cm measurement ~ I found it easier to emboss all 4 panels the same and remove the excess tab later on, if not just trim away the card away after the 13cm point on 2 of the panels.
Step 5. Place the prepared die and card through the Grand Calibur and cut the design out.
Step 6. Now repeat the process but this time using the embossing plates and tan mat. The beauty of the making the larger box in this manner means you can emboss each panel as you go along where as the smaller boxes the embossing would get squashed each time it was re cut.
Step 7. Cut & emboss all 4 panels.
Step 8. You could use other Sue Wilson dies for different effects such as an embossed only die and the detailed inner cut die for a more closed up feel to the end result.
Step 9. Cut a piece of thick card to 6½cms x 13cms (or 7cms x 13cms depending on the closed lid effect which is featured later on). This will be used as the template for the pop up lid.
Step 10. Find and measure the centre of the card, which will be 6½cms.
Step 11. Place the oval grand die from the just measured centre of the card down to the bottom left hand corner of the card. Be mindful that the deeper the curve the more strain it will put on the finished look so maybe use a round dinner plate instead as this curve was the maximum you would want using the side of this die.
Step 12. Repeat the curve on the other side of the card and trim along the 2 lines leaving the centre piece just holding itself together with the smallest amount of join. Add some cellotape on the back before cutting to add strength to the join.
Step 13. Use some low tack tape to secure the template in the top same size panel on the reverse of the worked card.
Step 14. Turn the card over and emboss around the edge of the template. Make sure you do this in one nice sweep so you don`t get any excess embossed lines on the finished piece. Work from the centre point as you know the template will start there or from the bottom corner.
Step 15. Repeat on the other 3 panels.
Step 16. Like in the smaller/taller box projects the pop up sections can be coloured in using the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud inks or why not use the Tim Holtz distress inks. Now place the waste template onto the card to mask off the underneath.
Step 17. Add some Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie and apply the ink in a dabbing position. Repeat the process on the other 3 panels.
Step 18. Add a small hole on just 2 of the panels.
Step 19. Crease up all of the scored lines.
Step 20. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the 1cm tab.
Step 21. This is where the tab issue was noticed as 2 panels are not needed to have the 1cm tabs either side so please remove both tabs on 2 of the panels or just use the 13cm panels if you didn`t score the tabs in. Add the just cut panel or tabless panel onto the glued tab from the previous step.
Step 22. Now add the same glue on another tab and stick this under the panel with no tabs on. Repeat the process until all the panels are added. You will be left with one tab on the end which will be used in step 24 to close the box up with.
Step 23. Cut an inverted `V` notches on the bottom tab sections. Remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom corner of the tab area.
Step 24. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the final tab.
Step 25. Fold the last panel on top of the tab to close the box shape up.
Step 26. Turn the box up so the bottom tabs all fold down onto themselves. There will be a small centre of the base which isn`t closed as that`s just so the box was made to fit the background dies from A4 sheets of card and bases can easily be created to fit.
Step 27. Place 2 squares of 13cms x 13cms coconut card into the Creative Expressions rambling blossom embossing folder and run it through the Grand Calibur using the base plate and the Spellbinders raspberry plate sandwich. Please check which embossing plates are needed in your selected machines.
Step 28. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add an embossed panel on the base of the box.
Step 29. Now repeat the process and glue a panel on the inside of the box. This box is nice and open so tissue paper can be used to add a gift inside or it can be used as more of a display box ??
Step 30. Here is how the base of the box will look with the embossed panel.
Step 31. Cut small little `v` shapes on each of the embossed points around the top edge of the box. So this is the middle sections as well as the centre measurements where the inked area is. Pass the ribbon through the holes as featured in the other pop up lid box workshops.
Step 32. Ease around the pop up lid areas before pressing in the centre fold of each of the distressed curved shapes to close the lid with ease. Using these measurements will leave a small gap in the centre of the pop up lid middle but a lovely die cut flower would embellish this area perfectly.
Step 33. Why not use Foundations baby blue card and coconut embossed card for a Wedgewood feel to the project. Embossed pieces of card have been used instead of ink in the pop up area for another different idea for this style lid. Just use your crafty imagination and have fun designing your own boxes using the many different Sue Wilson corner, striplet & background dies.
Step 34. For a more closed centre of the lid depending on the angle of the curve then you can use a 7cms & 25cms measurement rather than the 6 ½cms & 24 ½ cms and just adjust the template panel to 7cms rather that a depth of 6½cms.
This ends the large background die project.
Step 35. For a inner striplet column for the lattice rose and frond workshop here are the instructions needed for that. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card & lay it in a portrait position on a score board and score down at 6cms & 13½cms in from the left hand side of the card.
Step 36. Turn the card into a landscape position on a score board and score down at 16cms, 19.2cms & 25½ cms. To get the .2 measurement the card is just moved across a little to the next score groove and then scored.
Step 37. Cut down the card at the 6½cms point and after the 13cms mark to get 2 long panels. Add the detailed larger die along with the inner cut frame from the Sue Wilson Striplet collection lattice window die set in the middle of the top panel of the card. Secure in place with some low tack tape.
Step 38. Run the prepare piece through the Grand Calibur and repeat the process on the other panel.
Step 39. Crease up the bottom 2 score lines so they mirror the photo. You need the right embossed sides facing outwards on both pieces.
Step 40. Add some Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie and apply the ink over a piece of white card that measures 156cms x 6.4cms. Also add ink on the back of the card before cutting another piece of card to 6½ cms x 6½ cms.
Step 41. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer glue on the reverse side of the cut out column.
Step 42. Add the inked card over the glue and make sure the card falls within the scored base and the outside edge of the card.
Step 43. Repeat the process by adding the CS glue to the other cut out piece, again on the reverse and then add the glued panel over the base of the inked card and so the creased bases both fall at the bottom of the card.
Step 44. You will now have 2 half scored panels at the base of the card just add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to this area.
Step 45. Fold the 1st flap back onto the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and stick it down firmly.
Step 46. Add some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the just stuck down flap before folding the other flap onto the glue.
Step 47. This will give a lovely firm base to the striplet column especially when the glue sets.
Step 48. The base will fit perfectly into the striplet pop up lid box.
Step 49. The striplet panel will stand firmly upright when dry.
Step 50. Take a small piece of Creative Expressions 2 tone ribbon and curve the ribbon over and back down before adding a spot of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the in between area of the ribbon. Add a small peony flower with a faux pearl in the centre of the flower to cover the base of the ribbon.
Step 51. Add a small dot of Creative Expressions dries clear glue on the centre of the striplet column and then add the prepared flower over the glue.
Step 52. Place the striplet column into the pop up lid section of the box. This will take a little bit of pushing but that`s a good thing as later it will hold the piece in the box.
Step 53. Push the column down to the bottom of the striplet box and have the panel standing straight up in the centre of the box.
Step 54. Now pull the ribbon panel up and the base will stop when it nears the top of the box giving it an unique feature to the box.
Step 55. Why not add 2 holes to the column and add some earrings through the holes or cut slits over the top to hang a necklace down the panel. The column could have a gift card or cash tied with ribbon added to it for a special gift idea.
Step 56. So here are the 3 different styles of pop up lid boxes using the Sue Wilson corner, striplet and background dies. There are many different designs in the range so happy crafting whichever one you choose.
Step 57. The pop up lid style is great for adding colour and adding some small die cut flowers / embellishments onto.
Step 58. Here is the original chocolate gift box that inspired the corner box and the I’ve adapted the sizing to the Sue Wilson corner, striplet and background die range.
Happy Crafting x
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