This project shows how to make a intricate lidded box to house 6 of the lovely Christmas rose napkin rings in.
The box is sized especially so it fits 6 napkin rings and also takes 3 of the mini striplet dies on the lid of the project.
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full workshop on how to make these napkin rings.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
For the box the following extra item is needed:
Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001
For the Napkins the following items are needed:
Basic Set : GRAPHBASIC
Advanced Set : GRAPHADVANCED
Pens Numbers Used : 26, 28, 37, 42, 43, 47 & 48
Graphmaster Fine Line Pigment Ink Pen: GRAPHPIGMENT
Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL
Foundations Coconut Card : 40980
Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJICSNOW
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU
Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS & Silicone Glue
American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White : SEAMBLUE
or an off white can be used & coloured with the no. 42 Graphmaster Pen
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. Following on from the previous napkin ring workshop this project will show you how to make a box the perfect size to house 6 napkin rings or it can just be made for a nice deep box. The following main products are…… Sue Wilson festive collection snowflake mini striplet die with the napkin rings made using the frames & tags Molly die set and the Creative Expressions stamps to die for …. Ribbon rose frame.
Step 2. Place the A4 piece of Foundations pearl icicle card in a portrait position on a score board and score at 7 ½ cms & 19 ½ cms.
Step 3. Turn the card to a landscape position and score at 7 ½ cms in from the left hand side of the card.
Step 4. Turn the card 180 degrees and score in 7 ½ cms from the left hand side again. This is important to turn the card as now the middle section of the card is an odd number but all the outer sides of the box measurements will be 7 ½ cms.
Step 5. Repeat this on a 2nd sheet of the icicle card.
Step 6. Fold the card over at one of the 7 ½ cm sides to make the card small enough to fit in an A5 guillotine (or leave unfolded and just use a larger guillotine). Cut off the 1 ½ cm piece which is left on the right hand side of the card. Do this on both pieces.
Step 7. Now crease both scored panels into place ready for them to be joined.
Step 8. Lay both panels side by side so the 7 ½ cm sides are facing on the outside. Cut up to the 1st score line on the corner scored line and then cut another line on the diagonal up to the same point to create the corner tab which will be used to close the box sides up with.
Step 9. Place the 2 main large areas of the box base over each other and look at how the sides will look. Here you can see a small amount of card needs to be trimmed off the inner flap. But this box is made this way to make the sides sturdy and to allow the box to be made out of A4 card.
Step 10. Trim off that excess card to leave a wonderful finish later on.
Step 11. Add a line of double sided sticky tape on the inner base of the box panel you have just trimmed. Lift the backing sheet of the tape up and fold it back over the edge of the box as this will act as a tab to be pulled to allow the card to be stick correctly in place.
Step 12. Place the panel over the box panel ( make sure you have the 7 ½ cm sides all around the outside of the box). Leave the tabs showing on the outside.
Step 13. Once the card is fully in place and you are happy the side flaps marry up, go ahead and pull the tabs from under the panel. This technique allows the card to be lifted if it`s stuck down in the wrong place.
Step 14. Fold all the corner pieces inwards making sure the top and bottom panel has the outer flap still flat as this will be used to cover the tabs in-between the flaps later on.
Step 15. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on all 4 folded down corner flaps. You may want to do 2 at a time but I like to do all 4 so it`s up to you how you add the glue. KEEP THE 2 FLAPS THAT ARE IN THE MIDDLE FLAT & DO NOT GLUE THEM OR MOVE THEM OVER THE NEXT STEP.
Step 16. Stick one of the flaps onto the inside of the box side (the outer flap that was left flat) Repeat this on all 4 flaps making sure no tabs are stuck to the outside of the box.
Step 17. Now to glue the flaps that were pushed down in the centre of the card. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the flaps……
Step 18. …… and raise them up & stick them to cover the box tabs that were just stuck down.
Step 19. Cut 2 panels for the sides of the box which should measure 145mm x 73mm.
Step 20. Attach the panels on the inside of the box using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. This will complete the box base and it`s now ready to make the lid for this project.
Step 21. Place the 6 napkin rings in the box. You may want to raise the napkin rings up slightly to allow them to fit perfectly but this will just show them off more.
Step 22. Place a piece of the icicle card in a portrait position on the scoreboard and score down at 3cms in and then measure at 147mms and mark that line. Now move the mark across to the nearest scoreline and score down this channel.
Step 23. Just double check the box base will fit on this measurement. It just needs to be 2mms larger than the base.
Step 24. Turn the card into a landscape position and score at 3cms and then measure at 122mms. Again mark that line and the move the mark across to the nearest scoreline and score down this channel.
Step 25. Score a 3cm line down the side on the 147mm and the other sheet at the 122mm scored lines as this will complete the 4 outer sides need for the lid. Trim away the excess card the other side of the scored lines to make the box lid shape.
Step 26. Lay the main inner intricate snowflake striplet die in the centre of the box lid area. Mark with a pencil at the top and bottom of the die and repeat the process on the left hand side of the box. Make sure you keep within the scored line of the edge of the box lid.
Step 27. As you have the spacing laid out, place the die in the centre of the pencil lines which are either side. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.
Step 28. Now run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.
Step 29. Use the Spellbinders tool in one whilst the card is still in the die so it will remove the tiny pieces easily.
Step 30. Repeat the process until you have cut all 3 panel on the box lid. Working from the centre outwards means you`ll get a lovely spaced flow to the piece.
Step 31. Go in and crease all of the scored lines in the lid.
Step 32. Now cut the corners by cutting up to the 1st score line on the corner and then cut another line on the diagonal up to the same point to create the corner tab which will be used to close the box sides up with. Repeat this on all 4 corners of the box.
Step 33. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick each tab onto the main inside sides of the box.
Step 34. Place all of the napkin rings into the box.
Step 35. Colour or use a moss green vintage ribbon and place the centre of a long length of ribbon so it passes from top to bottom on the front of the box.
Step 36. Pass the ribbon under the box and cross the ribbon over before bringing it back up the sides. Finish the ribbon off in a bow or a knot and then place another worked topper to match the napkin rings but this time keep it flat. If you add a solid plain die shape in the box with instructions, the tag and ribbon from the box could be made into a napkin ring as and when the family grows !!!
Step 37. So a delicate box with a very tidy base perfect for the napkin rings or another gift could be added instead.
Step 38. Just a slightly different angle to see more of the sides of the box.
Happy Crafting x
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