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Thursday, December 2, 2010


Hello, everyone!!!  I hope all you lovely people are happy and well!

Well, have you all visited Sheila's yet to see this cute little project I'm presenting as my DT project for this month.  I think it's so cute and, of course, I have a cut.file for you too!  It's a one piece hexagon box (the lid is attached):

I've filled mine with Christmas candy but it can be used to hold any other small gift:

Let's get started making it by first cutting out both pages of the cut.file:  you will need a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock for the first page which is the box and lid trim, and an 8.50" x 11 (or smaller) for the second page which is the lid topper and box bottom trim:

Once you have you're pieces cut out, starting with the box cut.file you will fold in all the tabs and sections as shown:

Now  fold up each box bottom section and glue the tabs in place to the opposite inside sections, as shown below:

Okay, now we're going to add the edge trim to the top lid to cover those tabs and secure the lid:

Wooo-hooo, we're almost there!!!  Let's take the lid topper and bottom trim cuts from the second page cut.file and glue those in place:

Finally, I used Stickles to outline and cover up the raw edges around the topper and trim, but you may want to use something else:

All right!!!!  Now decorate your box any way you like and fill it up because it's done!!!  Easy-easy-peesy!!!  Here's another little look at my finished project:

I hope you like my project, and will enjoy making it for yourself!!!  And, I hope you let me see what you did ifyou do!!!  But, please, do let me know what you think -- I'd just love to hear your comments!!!

Now grab a copy of the cut.file which is at the bottom of this post.  The carts used for this cut.file are Accent Essentials and George.

Thanks for stopping by, and as always...

I'll be seeing you!


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Audrey, this is soooooo pretty! Love it. What a perfect box for candy or a gift, love it. Love your details and colors too. Another fabulous creation... thank you for sharing!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Wow ! Looks beautiful!! Great project as usual :) Love your style!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super amazing and soooooo perfect for Christmas. Your projects and designs are always so FAB. :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, this is about the cutest little box ever... you never cease to amaze me. I thought you had a gypsy.. I am downloading the file and it says it's a DS file. I do hope you are getting a little rest every now and then. hugs

"Um Buggin" said...

Audrey my dear, you are so full of surprises! What an fabulous gift box this is. I tell'ya your mind must be thinking a mile a minute, I love this awesome creation. This is perfect for giving a small gift. Gotta admire your talent my friend. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugz, xx


shari said...

What a great gift box, so pretty. Shari (cricutrookie)

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness this is just stunning! I love the rich colors of the papers.
You are always amazing me with the projects you share.
What a fun and beautiful gift idea.
Take care my friend.

Jean said...

Oh Audrey, this is so nice. Love it.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is Beautiful!!! TFS! :-)

and I had no idea they make Christmas candy corn...i'm in trouble ;-)

-Sam :-)

MsJay said...

Very nice. Great for the holidays. Thanks for the wonderful share.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Dec. 02, 2010. Thanks again.

Staying Crafty said...

That is fantastic! I love it :) I won't be able to use the cut file b/c I don't have the carts, but maybe I'll be able to try something similar.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Staying Crafty said...

Oh gosh girl, don't worry about it! You have enough to do :)

GabyCreates.com said...

Audrey, I just love your box and forgot to mention over at She'sASassylady that I love that bow...so cute!!!
And thanks for the file!

Shari said...

I love your hexigon box and will have to make one. Adorable and so may variations possible with the deocrations. Love IT,

June said...

Absolutely adorable box!!!! I can't wait to try this out!!! TFS!!!!

Wende said...

Audrey this is so beautiful. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing the file!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I tried to respond to this post, but I don't know if it made it to you. This is a wonderful creation - thank you so much for sharing your cut file. That is so nice of you!!!

Hope everything is going well. :-)


- - Sheryl - - said...

Audrey this is fab - too bad I don't have DS - very generous of you to create and share the file

Kingston's Kreations said...

This is amazing! You have a great eye for design my friend! So elegant and great for gift giving. Great job on designing the cut file. I couldn't even begin to imagine how to do that! :)

Marilyn said...

What a very beautiful box Audrey. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.