Sue Wilson Wellington Matchbox & Rose Resin Flower ~ Part 1

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This project shows how to make a lovely matchbox style box which is perfect for giving a small gift , jewellery, for giving money and a few chocolates.

The design also fits the

Tri Fold card with a Difference and the workshop

can be found here

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The draw pulls out with the use of the folded satin ribbon & the whole box has been designed so it use uses A4 card.

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Here is the Tri Fold card with a difference if you want to make this project to go inside the box for a special anniversary or wedding idea.


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Wellington Matchbox & Pink Rose ~ Part 1


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

& Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4  

Creative Expressions Large Rambling Blossom : EF-026

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Raspberry Plate : WIZGC-008

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

& Grey Board to Strengthen the Box Sides Inside

Other Micro Beads are available for the full range

Couture Creations Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Creative Expressions Pk of 8 Large 25mm Dazzlers : DAZLGSQUARE


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this white on white matchbox style box which is perfect to house the tri fold card with a difference project inside or if not use it for another project and add a small gift inside instead. The main products needed are the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die, the new Creative Expressions opaque snow white micro beads along with a self adhesive sheet. The Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder has been used to add texture to the main body of the box. Please note that the tag die in this photo was not used after all.

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Step 2. Place the outer die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die in the centre of a landscape piece of Foundations coconut card. This will allow you to decide what measurements is used and in this case making the box base with a 4.5 cm depth means the box base can be made with no waste from the A4 sheet of card.

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Step 3. With the Foundations coconut card in the landscape position score down the left hand side at the 4.5cm line.

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Step 4. Score another line again measuring 4.5cms from this point or at 9cms on the score board. Turn the card 180 degrees and score the same 2 measurements on the left hand side of the card ( once it has been turned only ). This makes the middle square slightly bigger on one edge but this will save you having to trim any excess card away or measure the card.

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Step 5. Turn the card in a portrait position and score the left hand side again at 4.5 cms in from the side edge. Place the outer die in the centre of the squared lines which are now forming as this will show you the die fits in the scored lines and then turn the card 180 degrees and score 4.5cms in from the side edge.

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Step 6. Fold and crease all the score lines in place using a bone folder.

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Step 7. To add a hidden ribbon handle a hole will need to be added on the 2nd box in when the card is in a portrait position. Make a mark with a pen or pencil in the centre of that box.

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Step 8. Use a small attachment on a screw punch or a pokey could be used but this may mark the card with crease marks when it`s pushed through. Make the hole over the marking. The smaller the hole the tighter it will hold the ribbon but it doesn`t want to be to small that it bulks the ribbon up.

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Step 9. Take a piece of grey board. I used a piece from the back of a paper pad. Mark the card so it falls a few millimetres inside the long box side panel. Mine measured 115mm x 40mm. Cut 2 of these panels as they will be used to strengthen the sides of the box and it will also make the ribbon to stay in place when it`s pulled many times.

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Step 10. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the grey board panel.

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Step 11. Place the panel over the hole and in the 2nd in box on the reverse of the box card. Also add another grey board panel to the other end of the box at the 2nd in box to strengthen it.

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Step 12. Go back in a punch a hole through the grey board now it`s in place as it`s easier to do and it will be more accurate this way. Cut a small length of the Creative Expressions off white finishing touches satin ribbon.

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Step 13. Poke both ends of the ribbon through the hole and pull the ribbon until it leaves a small loop to make the handle of the drawer.

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Step 14. Cut the ends off the ribbon to a shorter length on the back of the card before adding some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue underneath the ends. I also like to add a few strips of cellotape over the top just to make extra sure the ribbon won`t move over the times it will be pulled. Not that the Cosmic Shimmer glue won`t hold it down firmly .

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Step 15. Cut a straight line up to the 9cm fold section on the box panel.

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Step 16. Cut away the complete corner box square.

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Step 17. Trim at an angle up to the top of the score line to create an inverted `V` as this will allow the box base to have a nice finish on the finished piece.

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Step 18. Repeat this on all the other corners of the card until you are left with the box base looking like this. Set a side for a moment…….

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Step 19. …… now emboss a piece of the coconut card using the Creative Expressions rambling rose blossom embossing folder with the Spellbinders base plate and the raspberry adapter plate. Never force an embossing sandwich through the Grand Calibur but this set of plates were just fine.

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Step 20.  Now you have a lovely embossed piece of card which will be used to strengthen 2 of the sides of the box which didn`t have that 2nd outer flap because of using A4 card.

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Step 21. Cut 2 panels of the embossed card to 117mm x 90mm. Now fold the panels in half to making sure you have a 117mm x 45mm folded panel when finished.

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Step 22. Cut 2 more pieces of the grey card to fit on the remaining side panels of the box (the ones with just a single layer of card). Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach one grey board panel on each of the 2 folded embossed panels. Leave to dry for a few minutes.

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Step 23. Lay the box base out flat and with the ribbon handle facing upwards. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on each of the corner flaps making sure you don`t add to much glue that it spills over the edges of the flaps once they are in place.

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Step 24. Turn the card over making sure you just watch where the glue touches. If easier add the glue to just 2 of the end tabs first and then repeat after the card is in place. Bring the glue tab up and place it on the inside of the 2nd box panel leaving the outer box panel clear as this will be folded down later to cover the tab up. PLEASE MAKE SURE you square the tabs up neatly on the corner of the card as it will give the finished box a neater finish. Repeat this on all of the tabs holding each tabs for a few seconds whilst the glue takes (wiggle the glue / card a little as this helps to activate the glue).

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Step 25. You will be left with 2 flaps which you can now add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inside of the tabs at either end.

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Step 26. Fold the tab over the box side so it covers the corner tabs. PLEASE BE AWARE that if the corners tabs aren`t glued in place properly then a small amount of card may stick up over the side of the box, this would need to be trimmed to allow the flaps to be put in place correctly. Repeat on the other end of the box.

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Step 27. This completes the basic shape of the box. Sorry for the longer explanation of making the box but once you have made one you`ll see it`s a useful technique to strengthen and also neaten the finished box look.

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Step 28. Now to strengthen the sides of the box as these are just a single layer of card. Take the prepared embossed folded panel and ease the grey board side into the box so the embossed flap will go over the top of the box. Here you can see the white card is a little bit to wide to fit in but don`t worry it`s better to have it wider than to small as this adds to the strength of the side and it can be trimmed off before sticking the panel in place.

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Step 29. So just cut the side of the white card down and in this case it`s to the edge of the grey board. Also do this on the other end of the card if it`s needed.

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Step 30. Check the card in the box again and this time it`s a perfect fit.

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Step 31. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over both the embossed and the grey board panels.

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Step 32. Stick the grey board piece on the inside the box single layer of card side.

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Step 33. Before folding down the flap of the embossed panel over and down to complete the strengthening of the side of the box. Repeat on the other side of the box.

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Please check back next Friday for the complete project

I felt it important to do a detailed workshop as it`s such a useful workshop which could have a concertina tri fold card added to the top of the matchbox casing for another look to the project.

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 These are the photos of the finished project and please check back for part 2 of the workshop ~ it houses the tri fold card with a difference style card. Just change the gold flowers for the rose resin flowers and have a white ribbon instead.

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  Here is a front view of the box.

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This photo shows the yummy snow white micro beads up perfectly. This project can be tailor made to suit a colour scheme using the many different coloured resin flowers, micro bead, satin ribbon and dazzlers too. Just have fun playing.

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This project was made to house the tri fold card with a difference style card. Just change the gold flowers for the rose resin flowers and have a white ribbon instead.

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 Just a different angle of the card.

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and another view.

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