Thursday, 25 March 2021

Dandy Lion Split Gift Box | Stamping Bella Tutorial

Hi everyone! I have another Stamping Bella Thursday Tutorial for you and today I am sharing this Dandy Lion Gift Box. With Mother's Day coming up for my Stateside friends (We celebrate Mother's Day in March) I thought this would make a fabulous and unusual gift box to present a little gift, or chocolates. 

The image I used is one of the BRAND NEW Dandy Lion stamps. I can't get enough of this guy. 

Patterned paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Circle, scalloped circle, and pennant dies
Twine or ribbon

To make the split box cut 2 pieces of card measuring 8" x 5" and repeat the following steps on both pieces. 

Score on the 8" side at 3" and 5"

Turn the card and score on the 5" side at 2"

With the 2" section at the top, score from the outer corner of the 2" line diagonally to the inside corner of that 3" square, on both sides. 

Again on the 2" section, cut the 3" and 5" score lines down to the intersecting score line, 

Shorten the centre section to about half the size. 

Fold the outer triangles of the 3" squares inwards and crease with a bone folder. Trim a little if necessary. Once you're happy with the fit, apply adhesive and stick them down. 

Apply adhesive to the inside of the tab you shortened. 

Fold up the left side to make the triangle shape, and adhere the tab. 

Apply adhesive to the 2" section, fold up and adhere over the shortened tab. 

For the decorative layers, cut:
White card -
2x  2.75" square, cut diagonally to make 4 triangles. 
4x  2-7/8" x 1-7/8" pieces
Paper - 
2x  2.5" square, cut diagonally to make 4 triangles. 
4x  2.75" x 1.75" pieces

Adhere all the paper pieces to the white card pieces and adhere them to the top, bottom, and sides of the box. 

For the inner box cut one piece of card measuring 6.75"x 6.75". 
Score at 1-7/8" on all four sides. 

Cut along the outer score lines and taper the edges of the outer sides as shown

Cut the tabs to about half their length. 

Apply adhesive to the tabs and fold up the to make the box. 

Ensure the box fits in the outer casing. 

Cut some decorative borders for the box. 
Stamp the sentiment and cut out using a pennant die. 

Stamp and colour Dandy Lion Loves You
Cut out using a stitched circle die. 

Cut a scalloped die a little larger than the image and adhere them together. 

Assemble the box and use twine to hold it together. Apply foam tape on one side of the box

Adhere the image to the foam tape. 

Adhere the sentiment to the front of the box and decorate with some glitter dots. 

Fill the box with chocolates, a gift card, or other small gift. 

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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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