Faceted Box is Deceivingly Easy to Make

I made this faceted box last fall, I think, and I’m just now getting around to posting it. It’s much easier to make than it looks. I don’t remember where I learned to make these – there are lots of different tutorials out there. And they’re all adorable! If I had to guess, I’d say it probably started with Sam Hammond, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the UK. She makes lots of little boxes.

 

Here’s what I made:

A sweet little gift box using First Sight and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy A sweet little gift box using First Sight and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy A sweet little gift box using First Sight and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

See diagrams below, and click on the images to see them full size.

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Daffodil Delight card stock (CS) cut to 7-7/8″ x 11-1/2″ (now stamp before scoring)
  • measuring along the short side, score at 2-1/2″, 4-5/8″, 7-1/8″
  • rotate 90° counterclockwise, so the skinniest section is at the top, then score only down to the second score line (cross one score line and stop at the second) at  2-1/2″, 5″, 7-1/2″, 10″
  • rotate 180° and score only down to the first score line at 1/4″, 2-3/4″, 5-1/4″, 7-3/4″, 10-1/4″

Scored using Stylus and a ruler:

  • diagonal lines as shown in diagram

All lines in this 1st diagram are scored, then the solid lines are cut, and the dotted lines are left intact.

This faceted box is much easier to make than it looks. Click on the photo to get the tutorial. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Cut with my Paper Snips (see diagram below):

  • all areas in grey cut away
  • cut through all solid score lines, and leave dotted score lines intact
  • fold all score lines and burnish with a Bone Folder

This 2nd diagram shows where to cut, and where to adhere sides of box together.

This faceted box is much easier to make than it looks. Click on the photo to get the tutorial. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Stamped all over the CS (before scoring and cutting):

  • flourish from the First Sight stamp set in Blushing Bride ink
  • speckles from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Pool Party ink

Punched:

  • flower from Blushing Bride CS with the Pansy Punch
  • flower from Pool Party CS with the Petite Petals Punch
  • circle from Daffodil Delight CS with the 1/4″ Circle Punch (now I think I would use an enamel shape instead of a punched circle)

Assembled the faceted box:

  • applied adhesive to the triangle in yellow and stuck it to the inside of the green area (see diagram)
  • all four sides of the bottom of the box folded in and glued them together
  • top pieces of the box folded in, tucking in the angled the tab
  • Note 1: the two side pieces have been trimmed down just a bit, to help it close, but leave them long enough to overlap each other.
  • Note 2: the tab has been angled ever so slightly so it will tuck into the angled box
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ circle (or Enamel Shape) glued to the center of the Pool Party flower
  • Pool Party flower glued to the center of the Blushing Bride flower
  • Blushing Bride flower glued to the top of the box

 

Here’s what I used:

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