Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday Tutorial with Michelle

Hi, welcome to the last Thursday Tutorial of the year! I can't believe how fast time has flown. Today's tutorial is how to fold and score the Snowflake "blossom" box on the Artiste Cartridge.

 

 I couldn't for the life of me find any instructions or tips on how to fold this hexagon "box"! I fiddled with  scoring different lines and finally got it to work. Artiste recommends 4", so that's what I used and it's perfect for a gift card. I recommend cutting a "test pattern" out of your "I'll never use this" pile of paper. I actually found out I didn't want a busy pattern because you can't really see the snowflake.


You can cut this up to make a pattern to dress up the box.
 This is at 1/4, which I personally didn't like, so I made a change in my cutting lines to 1/8". Do this same procedure to produce a pattern for the bottom. Trace 6 arms and one bottom to the back of your designer paper, cut them out and adhere to the box. I colored my snowflake arms silver for a little shine, and look at how nice it turned out!



So I hope you make one of these to see how easy they are now that the scoring/pattern instructions are available.

It's been fun filling in for JoNeita. Thursday Tutorials will be back in 2014!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Michelle! Your box is adorable and adding the extra layer of patterned paper makes all the difference. TFS : ) Christine

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  2. Great tutorial. I've always been intimidated by these boxes but I think I could do one now, thanks to your video. And I love how you used the patterned paper on the solid background.

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