Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The New Treasure Box Die by Eileen Hull Designs for Sizzix

The New Treasure Box Die

Hello friends, I'm back with another Valentine's box and I've used Eileen Hull's Treasure Box die to make this awesome little box that is perfectly sized for so many things.  I'm going to fill this one with chocolate and give it to my hubby  I am sure that he will love it, being as how he is a connoisseur of all things chocolate! 

I tried not to get too feminine with this but you know that is hard!

This box is just the right size to use for recipes, wouldn't a recipe box make a fun gift?  And, guess what, you know those cute little stacking drawers I showed you last week, well a stack of 3 fits perfectly inside this box!  Isn't that awesome?







Tutorial

Let's take a look at how to assemble this box.

Supplies:


12 x 12 Design paper - 2 sheets
Strong Quick Drying Adhesive
Ink

Step 1:

Cut the 12 x 12 papers in two pieces, each 6" x 12".  You will need two pieces of chipboard as you will need to cut two pieces of each pattern on the die.  Adhere the paper to the chipboard using something like Sizzix Adhesive Sheets.  Be sure to burnish the adhesive paper down well before pulling the backing off.  If you want the inside of the box covered in design paper, you will need to cover the chipboard on both sides.  Once you have adhered paper to both sides of the chip or mat board, place the paper with the box's outside design down on the die and run it through your die-cut machine.



Step 2:

You will need two pieces of each design so you should end up with the pieces shown below.  (I have shown both the inside and outside of the pieces.)  Take care when running through your die cut machine that you have the same side down on both pieces.


Step 3:

The largest piece is the body of the box.  Carefully bend at the score lines and join the two pieces together by adhering the tab on one piece to the non-tab end of the 2nd piece.  Form a box and adhere the 2nd tab.  A clothespin works great for holding it together while the glue dries.



Step 4:

Take the two smaller pieces and for the lid for the box, joining together in the same manner as the box body.


Step 5:

The two rectangle pieces are for the top of the lid and the bottom of the box.  Adhere such that the tabs are on the inside of the box lid and box bottom. You can see this in the next photo.

Step 6:

Adhere the hinge to the body of the box first.  I would suggest using something really strong for the hinges as they have a tendency to tear over time.  Tim Holtz's Substrate Sheets work really well as would fabric (felt) or any kind of leather.  When adhering the lid to the box, be sure that you have it positioned such that the lid opens fully.  If you join the box and lid too closely, the lid will not open very well.


If you don't like the look of the tabs showing inside the box and lid, you can cut a rectangle to fit inside the box and lid covering the tabs.  You could also mount the tabs on the outside of the box but I thought that would put more stress on the tabs and thought they would eventually pull away from the box.




Thanks so much for joining me today!  Keep an eye on Eileen's blog to see more great projects from the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team using the Stacking Drawers and Treasure Box dies.

4 comments:

  1. This is Gorgeous! Love the playing cards, hat, papers, hearts...all put together so well. Perfect as a hubby Valentine gift! What are these papers? This works up nice and not feminine. Hard to achieve! Well done! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Roxanne. The papers are an older Blue Fern collection, Love Story.

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  3. your tutorials always make sense to me—even if you are a lefty! i love the Treasure Box—just when i think my collection is complete, another must have.

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