JustRite Peony Tube Thankful For Box ~ Complete Project


This workshop shows how to make this `Thankful for` tube box using the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.

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Glossy Accents are used to make the life like jar effect with ease.

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The post it notes on top are a perfect way to add a `Thankful for` note in the box daily.


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die Set :  CED8205

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Tag Die : CED8202

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

 Creative Expressions Snow White Micro Breads : MICROWHITE

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL,

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB & Tumbled Glass : DPMTUMB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH,

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheets : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001, Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

 & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Craft Consortium Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

& Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this tube box complete with a pad to post daily `Thankful for` notelets inside. The pad section can be omitted so just the tube box project is worked. The main products needed are the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die along with the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Wellington die & also the tag die.

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Step 2. Place the 2nd intricate die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die set onto a piece of Foundations pearl icicle card in a landscape position. Have the die on the left hand edge of the card on a score board and score down at the A5 half fold point. This way the Wellington die will fit in this space.

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Step 3. Move the just scored line to the left and place it on the start of the score board section and score again on the A5 half fold line.

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Step 4. Now move the just scored line and place it on the A5 gatefold line. Place the inner Sue Wilson New Zealand tag die next to the just scored line and score on the A5 half line.

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Step 5. Turn the card into a portrait position and score down the A4 half point all the way down the card. Now do the same on a 2nd piece of pearl card.

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Step 6. Go back to the first left hand side scored panel and secure the 2nd Wellington die in the relevant box and the tag die above with some low tack tape. Make sure both are without the outer cutting dies as you just want to cut the inner detail of the card and not cut the whole shape out of the card.

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Step 7. The tag die will easily match up with the main die and there is a central reference point on the tag die.

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Step 8. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the detail in the die shapes. Pass the panel through the machine for a 2nd run. There is no need to emboss the card as it`s going to run through the machine again.

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Step 9. Here is how well the die has cut offer 2 runs through the machine. 2 runs are needed as you are using A4 card and you can`t rotate the card, but as you see it cuts the pearl card perfectly.


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Step 10. Run the Spellbinders `Tool in One ` over the die to remove / release the small pieces of card from the design.

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Step 11. Repeat the process on the right hand side of the card. Because the score lines are in place it makes it easier to know where the die needs to be placed as there isn`t a great deal of space around the edge of the die. This is just perfect planning when creating this design !!!!

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Step 12. Run the panel through the Grand Calibur twice and repeat the tool in one technique.

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Step 13. Remove the low tack tape from the dies and then use the adhesive rubber to remove any sticky marks made. This has to be the best gadget ever as it has removed marks when I know I would have normally messed a project up with a glue mark. Just love it.

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Step 14. Take a piece of the heat emboss acetate (this acetate needs to be thin for it to work, as using any thicker will make the creasing of the card to hard) and you`ll also need 2 sheets of A4 self adhesive sheet.

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Step 15. Remove the backing off the self adhesive sheet and attach it to the heat emboss / thin acetate. Do this on both separate acetate sheets.

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Step 16. Remove the top backing carrier sheet from one of the just made sticky sheet. Place the sticky side down so it covers up to the central score line only and not on the score line.

This is important you don`t add it over the whole sheet as the idea is to have the acetate join the 2 panels and so the project was created to allow it to be made out of just A4 card stock.

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Step 17. You will now have the other sticky side left.

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Step 18. So place the other A4 cut out panel over the sticky sheet so it marries up the design perfectly.

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Step 19. Press the small areas of the Wellington die firmly down onto the sticky sheet.

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Step 20.  Place the card into a plastic box and sprinkle the Creative Expressions snow white micro beads over the sticky area. This is done now to stop the sticky area being handled to much.

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Step 21. Press the beads into the sticky to ensure a perfect coverage on the recess of the die shape. Repeat this on all 2nd panel of the card.

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Step 22. Crease down the central line of the pearl card on both edges of the joined card so it makes a gatefold effort.

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Step 23. Take the other sticky sheet with the heat emboss acetate already on it and remove the carrier sheet and place it up to the crease on the just folded panel.

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Step 24. Turn the project around so you have the long unstuck stick sheet to the right hand side of you. (This was only turned as i`m right handed) Trim a small amount off the acetate making sure you don`t take to much as it will mean it won`t remain sticky behind the Wellington die shape.

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Step 25. Fold the other gatefold panel down onto the sticky acetate making sure you marry up the edges nicely. This completes the box shape so go ahead and add the snow white micro beads over the remaining sticky area. Removing that thin piece of acetate made sure the acetate didn`t fall on the scored line of the fold as this would hinder the closure.

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Step 26. With the box folded flat so you have 2 panels each side trim across the score line which divides the Wellington die and the tag die shapes. Then you`ll be left with a larger Wellington base and tabs at the bottom and a shorter tag lid again with tabs at the top.

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Step 27. After all the cutting out and preparation, look what happened when I took the card from the guillotine. Grrrrrrrrr !!!!!

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Step 28. Thankfully my much loved adhesive eraser rubber removed the sticky mark with ease and saved the project. That`s why I love this product.

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Step 29. So here are the lid and base of the tube box.

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Step 30. Cut down each of the scored tabs to the horizontal score line on the decorative panels. Do this for the base and the lid.

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Step 31. Crease each of the flaps gently backwards so it creases the acetate too and doesn`t pull the card wrongly.

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Step 32. Then place all the flaps in a closed position. You`ll see that you may have a little overlap depending on how straight you cut into the tabs.

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Step 33. Simply trim the same amount of the card off in a diagonal way works best. Only do this on the 2 top flaps which will be opposite each other.

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Step 34. Place the flaps back down to see the box closes nicely now.

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Step 35. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the first underneath flap. Stick the next flap down and repeat until you have the 2 trimmed flaps to finish the lid off.

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Step 35. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the first underneath flap. Stick the next flap down and repeat until you have the 2 trimmed flaps to finish the lid off.

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Step 37. Now start to do the same for the base of the box by folding the flaps outwards first.

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Step 38. So the project was made in A4 card and also so it could be used on a score board for easy measuring. So one section had to be a bit shorter and this meant the base just folds with a slight gap in the middle but there is the other flaps underneath so no hole visible!!! But the base is not normally seen, but if you are worried you can add a square of card to cover the base.

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Step 39. Repeat the sticking the flaps down process and again press from inside the base of the box until the glue takes hold. This will give a neater finish to the edges of the flaps.

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Step 40. Add an acrylic block on the flaps to weight them down whilst the glue goes off.

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Step 41. To make the inner core lip which the lid will fit onto – take a piece of the kraft card. Place it in a landscape position with the card not quite at the start point so the measurement is 10.5 cms. Repeat the 10.5cms after this score line and then score a 1cm score line. Repeat this on a 2nd piece of kraft card.

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Step 42. Turn the card to a portrait position and measure in 15cms on one of the score lines.


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Step 43. Fold the card on a score line and trim the excess after the 15cms off to make the correct size inner card piece. The key is when making any size tube box is to have the inner tube a few mm`s smaller than the outer sides to allow the tube to fit perfectly inside the box, if not the box will buckle.

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Step 44. Run a line of glue on the tab and join the 2 pieces of

together. Turn the card over and add glue on the remaining tab before folding the card flap onto the tab to make a square closed inner tube.

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Step 45. Place the dried tube inside the box base to make sure it fits ok and then remove it again.

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Step 46. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries glue on the inside of the base tube.

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Step 47. Now put the inner tube back in the base and press the outer box firmly onto the inner tube until it`s adhered to the kraft card.

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Step 48. Place the lid on the box and leave a small gap to make a contrast feature to the box. Using the 15cm measure will allow the box to close fully should you wish it to.

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Step 49. Place the outer die and the intricate die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die on a piece of Foundations coconut card. Also do the same with the tag using both outer dies. Cut the small inner circle to make a solid die shape. It`s not shown here but also use the inner curved corner rectangle from the Wellington die on it`s own to make a solid die shape. Secure all the die shapes with some low tack tape.

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Step 50. Cut and emboss the die shapes and then add the Wellington panel over the box side using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Use an acrylic block to press the die shapes onto the side of the box and it will save you picking up any glue that might flow out from the die shape. Continue and add the main panels and the tag panels onto the sides of the box.

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Step 51. Place the mason jar stamp from the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp onto an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink, if this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one. Add the chosen sentiment and stamp in the gap of the jar.

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Step 52. Stamp the image again and then add the mason jar die over the stamped jar, the rectangle label over the sentiment panel and then the string bow die over that section and secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut the pieces out through the die cutting machine.

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Step 53. Colour the mason jar with some Tim Holtz tumbled glass ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie leaving one side lighter to act as the shade on the jar. Use the Victorian velvet ink in the same manner but on the sentiment label. Add this to the jar using foam pads for added dimension.


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Step 54. Stamp the large flowers along with some of the small peonies from the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp by placing them on an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink before stamping them out.

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Step 55. Cut them out using the relevant dies from the peonies & mason jar die set.

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Step 56. Dab the Creative Expressions smoothie directly onto the Tim Holtz Victorian velvet ink pad and then ink the petals of the cut peonies. Make sure you leave a small area with less ink on to add depth to the flower. Remember you can use the tip of the smoothie to get into the fine area of the flower.

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Step 57. Now use Tim Holtz peeled paint ink pad on the Creative Expressions smoothie and add the ink directly onto the petals of the cut peonies.

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Step 58. Also add one of the decoupage flowers on the front of the peony.

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Step 59. Attach a bow made using the pink and brown two tone ribbon and place a Craft Consortium rose resin flower over the knot of the bow. Arrange the peony flowers big and small into the mason jar making such the leaves don`t go to far over onto the kraft card as this could hinder the closure of the box.


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Step 60. Add 2 peonies and a small bow on the other sides of the box lid and just 2 peonies on the larger panels.

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Step 61. To make a `Thankful for` notepad on the top of the box a post it note pad is used. Alternatively you can make one yourself by clamping paper together and adding a row of Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue over the top spine and leave it to dry as this will create the desired effect. I loved this colour of paper so went with the bought version for 79p !!!

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Step 62. Cut a piece of card to 77mm x 105mm. Make sure this measurement fits your size pad before cutting. Make a score line at the top of the pad and then another score line the depth of the spine.

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Step 63. Fold the score lines over and wrap the card around the notelets.

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Step 64. Here I have added a double score line around the inner edge of the notelet flap for extra detail.

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Step 65. Add some glossy accents to the mason jar area leaving the label plain and bow area clear. Also highlight the peonies with the glossy accents as this will give a lovely feel and dimension to the finished piece.

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Step 66. Add the bow to the jar and colour it in using a Tim Holtz vintage photo distress marker.

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Step 67. The back of the notelet pad will look like this or you can make it with a solid back as well or even add a piece of card afterwards.

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Step 68. You`ll find when the pad opens it reveals the spine of the pad so use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the spine to the depth of the cover.

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Step 69. Stick the covered notelets onto another Wellington die cut shape which has been cut.

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Step 70. Apply the piece to the lid of the box using foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 71. Type a message either on a computer or write the label saying

Write a note & post a `Thankful for ` message in the box.

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Step 72. Distress the edges of the panel with some peeled paint ink and the add a small peony and a rose resin flower on the lid to complete the look.

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Step 73. This just finishes of the project nicely and it`s something you can get out and read at the end of the month as i`m sure it will make you smile. Also we can think of all those special moments we should be thankful / grateful for.

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Step 74. Here is a full view of the box.

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Step 75. The glossy jar and flowers add detail to the box.

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Step 76. Here is a hand written note to be added into the box. Make a box for yourself and maybe one for a something person in your life as a gift.

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Happy Crafting


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One Response to JustRite Peony Tube Thankful For Box ~ Complete Project

  1. Gorgeous work, very pretty!

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