Tuesday, June 11, 2013

May Arts and Scor-Pal with Lisa Silver

Hello!  It's Lisa with a tutorial for a unique gift box.  With Mother's Day in mind, I created a mini Hat Box that will make a lovely way deliver a special present this year.

Tools: Scor-Pal scoring board in inches, Scor-Tool, Scor-Envi, Scor-tape
Ribbons / Trim: pink cord, crocheted lace and pink ribbon by May Arts
Ink: ColorBox Party Pink and Spearmint dye inks by Clearsnap
Paper: Pop-Tone Razzleberry 100#, Pop-Tone Pink Lemonade 100#, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green 100# by DiscountCardstock.com
Other: mini rose and leaves dies by My Favorite Things, waterbrush by Niji, buttons by Papertrey Ink, compass, pencil, ruler, hole punch

Mini Hat Box

So, let's begin!

The first step is to start with two equal hexagons of cardstock.  You can opt to use dies or create your own using a compass and ruler.

To create your own with a compass, as I have done, please refer to this LINK for a demonstration.  It's easy and you can customize the size of your final box.  Create two -OR- make one, cut and trace for the second hexagon.

Score your hexagons using your Scor-Pal scoring board and Scor-Tool.  The first should be scored 0.25" from each edge and the other 0.38" from the edge.

Fold along all the score lines and snip to remove the corners.  Add Scor-tape alone the edges.

Cut a hole in the center of each of the hexagons.

Trim cardstock to the length required for your Hexagons.  The dimensions are as follows:

          Width = 2.5"
          Length = (the length of one side of the hexagon x 6) + 0.25"

          Width = 2.25"
          Length = (the length of one side of the hexagon x 6) + 0.25"

Take into consideration the "loss" at each score.  You may want to trim a longer piece of cardstock that is needed and score each of the box sides, one at a time.  Make a mark or number the first 2 sides so you can match your custom scores.

The added 0.25" will be used to close the side of the box and will have Scor-tape alone the edge.

Score the cardstock for the box sides using your Scor-Pal scoring board and Scor-Tool.

Remove the Scor-tape liner and adhere the box sides, one edge at a time until complete.

Now it is time to create a unique closure that will pull this project together.

Thread a button with May Arts cord and pull the cord ends through the bottom of the box - through the hole we punched earlier.

Thread the cord through the top of the box and out of the hole on top.  Add a button.  Tie off the cord, leaving about 2.5 - 3" of excess so you can open the box.  Test the length before securing a knot.

REMEMBER: The top button must move freely in order for the box to open.

Complete your project with paper roses, ribbon and lace.

Thanks for visiting,


Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the flowers and button on the top.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very beautiful box. Love the colors and those beautiful roses

Aunt Dee said...

Gorgeous box and a great tutorial. What a fun way to decorate a gift box,

Cami said...

Thank you for your excellent tut and the link. Your hat box is so pretty and I will definitely try making one.

Marisol said...

Me encanto!!!

Angelica Chambers said...

Cute hatbox! Thanks for the tutorial!