Thursday, 22 October 2020

Squidgy Ornament Box | Stamping Bella Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing how I made this Squidgy Ornament Box. I saw a box similar to this on YouTube but it was quite small so I adapted it to make it big enough to hold one of those handmade Christmas ornaments, which are usually around 3.25" in diameter.  

The stamp I used is from the Angels Squidgies Ornament and Bell set and the sentiment is from the Christmas Sentiment set. 

White card
Christmas themed papers
Scalloped and stitched circle Dies
Stitched rectangle die
Foam tape/dots, adhesive

How to:
Cut two pieces of card measuring 9" x 7.75" 
Score on the 9" side at 2.75" and 6.25"

Score on the 7.75" side at 0.75", 3,5", and 7" 

Flip the card back around so that the 9" side is along the top and the 3.25" square in the middle is above the smaller section (as shown below) 
Score at 2" and 7" down to the intersecting score line. 

Fold and crease the score lines with a bone folder. 

On the 2" and 7" score lines, cut down to the intersecting line. 

On the back, draw a line from the where you just cut it, down to the outer edge of the next score line. Cut on the line to remove that whole section. 

Repeat on the opposite side. 

Cut across the centre score line to the intersecting line, on both sides of the centre panels. 

Cut away the 2 outer sections on the bottom. 

Fold up the bottom part of the box and place the wing over the side panel. Mark the edge of the wing with a pencil. 

Cut diagonally from the pencil mark, down to 0.75" score line, on both sides.  
On the top0.75" section, cut the 2 score lines down to the intersecting line to make tabs. 
This is how it should look at this point.

Apply glue to the smaller wing and fold it in under the outer wing. 
If there is any overhang cut it away with a scissors. 

Repeat on the other side to make the box top/bottom shape. 

Apply adhesive to the tabs, fold them in and adhere the 0.75" front section to them. 
This completes one half of the box. Repeat all the above steps to make the other half. 

On ONE of the pieces only, apply adhesive to the inside of the 0.75" section and adhere it on the inside. This piece will be the top of the box. 

For the panels, cut:
1x  white card  3 3/8" x 3 3/8" (top)
2x  white card 3.25" x 3.25" (sides)
2x  white card 3 3/8" x 2 5/8" (front and back)
2x  white card 3 3/8" x 5/8" (front and back)

1x paper 3.25" x 3.25" (top)
2x  white card 3" x 3" (sides)
2x paper 3.25" x 2.5"
2x paper 3.25" x 0.5"

On the side pieces of white card (3.25" x 3.25"), measure up 5/8" on one side, and down 5/8" on the opposite side. 

Cut from one pencil mark to the other to create the side panels. 

Use the card side panels as a guide for cutting the paper panels. 

Adhere all the panels to both halves of the box. There is no panel for the bottom of the box, however you can put a 3.25" white card square to finish it off if desired. 

Apply adhesive to the outside of the 0.75" section and adhere inside the back of the top half of the box to make the hinge. 

Close up the box to ensure it fits well. 

Cut a piece of contrasting paper measuring 10 3/8" x 2.75" Fold it evenly in 3 and crease the edges. 

Apply glue to the inside of the sides and front of the bottom half of the box. 

Adhere the contrasting paper. 

Cut a piece of ribbon approx 2" in length. Fold in half  and use hot glue to adhere it together. 
Red line tape is also strong enough to hold it if you don't have a hot glue gun. 

Adhere the pull tab inside the front of the top of the box. 

Stamp the Angels Squidgies Ornament onto white card and colour using your preferred medium. 

Cut out using a precision scissors

Cut a selection of circles to layer. The largest circle here is 3 1/8" and the smallest is 2.75" 

Adhere all the circles together and then adhere the Angels Squidgies Ornament using 3D dots. 

Stamp the sentiment from the Christmas Sentiment set and cut out using a stitched rectangle. 

Decorate the box as desired and adhere the sentiment to the front. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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