Monday, 23 January 2017

Six Inch Bee Box - Easy Tutorial

Good afternoon crafters! 
Today I'm showcasing this pretty Bee Box which I made using a couple of pieces of card and the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set. Isn't it gorgeous? Credit for this project goes to Crafty Caroline Creates. 

This project is SO easy. Scroll down for instructions. 
Make a pretty Stampin' Up! 3D box, easy tutorial, Dragonfly Dreams

What you will need... 
All of the items are made by Stampin' Up! and are available to purchase by clicking on the names below, or by using the Shop Now button at the top of the screen.

Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock
Whisper White A4 Cardstock 
Basic Black Archival Ink 
Daffodil Delight Marker (from the Brights Stampin' Write Markers set)
Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set 
Acrylic Clear Block B  - also available in our Clear Block Bundle 
Shooting Star Stamp Set (available in Wood Mount or Clear Mount, plus Bundles) for the sentiment
Organza Ribbon
Snail Adhesive 
Simply Scored score board
Project Life Corner Punch

How to make your box 
1. Cut the Whisper White cardstock into a square of 8" x 8"
2. Cut the Daffodil Delight cardstock into a square that is 2/8s of an inch smaller than the 8 x 8 piece
3. Stamp over your Whisper White cardstock with your desired pattern
4. Colour in the bees with the Daffodil Delight marker pen
5. Score the Daffodil Delight cardstock at 1" around the four sides
6. Cut out the corners to make tabs for sticking as shown here in green card:

3D box tutorial

7. Score the underside (not the stamped side!) of your stamped piece of 8 x 8 card.
8. Score all four sides at 3/8 of an inch, and at 1"
9. Now it's time to trim these corners for adhering down.

Snip along the two folds:
3D box tutorial

10. Cut the thinnest fold out completely and remove the lower half of the thicker piece (to make an inverted L shape):
3D box tutorial

11. Now trim the outer flaps:
3D box tutorial

12. Finally cut the inner square into a tab just like you did on your coloured piece of card

3D box tutorial

13. Glue the flap on top of the stamped side. Do this for all four sides but don't stick the box together yet.
3D box tutorial

14. Now run your glue along each outer thin flap:

3D box tutorial

15. Now assemble your box!

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Stampin' Up!

16. Add ribbon and your tag - and hey presto!

Dragonfly Dreams, 3D box tutorial, easy tutorial

If you have any questions at all don't hestitate to get in touch with me, I'd only be too glad to help.

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Back tomorrow with another project, thanks for stopping by...
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

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