Monday, March 31, 2014

Egg Box

Happy Monday!  Today is the new release day over at Silhouette and I have new files to share!   Here's a quick look at what's to come this week...

I am starting the week of with my 3D Egg Box!    

This box is approximately 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (widest areas) as it comes sized.  It can be made a tad bit larger and can be reduced in size as well.  The file comes with the egg base pieces (6 in total), eight tall mats, and eight short mats and it is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.  The egg's top is removable so you can fill your egg with goodies and the recipient can lift the top off to reveal the surprise!

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out your base pieces (6 in total) and bend on the score lines.
2.  Starting with the bottom (shortest piece), place adhesive on the side tab and adhere it to the other side to form a circular shape.
3.  Begin building the shape by placing adhesive on the FIRST tab as shown.
4.  Adhere that tab to the piece to its left.  It will create a little pucker in the box side...that will be covered up with the mats.  Continue adding adhesive to the first tab of each side and adhering it to the left piece until all are adhered.
5.  Your bottom base should look like this now.
6.  Grab one of the larger hexagon pieces and place adhesive around its edges.
7.  Insert the hexagon inside the bottom base, adhesive side down so it sticks to the tabs.  Adhere the tabs, moving them as needed to fit the hexagon edges.
8.  Grab the second large hexagon shape and place adhesive all over its backside.  Adhere it to the bottom outside to cover the tabs. Your bottom base should look like this now.
9.  Repeat the steps for the upper base piece.  Once complete, your pieces should look similar to these.
10. Cut out all your mat pieces.  I cut eight (4 tall, 4 short) of each in one paper and then eight in another. Adhere the mat pieces on, tall on the upper and short on the bottom.
11. Your pieces should look similar to these now.  
12. Place your upper piece on top of the bottom to close.
13. If you want the top a pattern paper, cut another small hexagon piece and adhere on top. Embellish as desired!

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