Sunday, 28 August 2011

Mini Milk Carton Hexagon Box with Rose

Here's a gift box my ladies made a few weeks ago at one of my workshops, it was made using the Mini Milk Carton die! It's amazing what you can make with Stampin' Up! dies, they're so versatile.

We made this box in two parts as I wanted it to have a lid so I could top it off with a rose.

There are tutorials out there in blogland which show you how to make this box and a few others using this die. I found a very helpful one on the Splitcoast Stampers site (link on the left). You'll need to go to the  "Anything but a card" section.

Basically you need to cut 2 Mini Milk Cartons, but with only three panels, not four and put the sides together, then the base. I strengthened the base with a large punched circle of card. There is a little scoring involved in getting the top to fold right, but once you've done it once, it's easy. What you need to do is score the top middle panel the same as the other two, then it folds correctly.

To get a lidded box you'll need to cut 2 bases and 2 tops, but remember to make up the top a little bigger so it will fit, a couple of millimetres should do it.

Hope you like this project, and have a go at making one yourself. If you don't own the die, why not contact me to order it, you'll soon have lots of these cut little gift boxes to fill with chocolates, jewelery or other small gifts.

Take care,
Kathy. x

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