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Sunday, 8 April 2018

With love

Good sunday morning everyone, welcome to my blog  if your new to my blog this is where I share all my Tonic Studios Creations and things just made for fun if you scroll down the right hand side of my blog you will see links to all my team mates blogs and Tonic Studios blog and also a follow button if you would like to follow me.Today I am sharing with you a  kaledescope box I created for the Birthday launch on Hochanda.
Materials to create this box
Original Kaliedescope hexagon  box lid
New hexagon set
Medium side panels
Craft perfect Ivory
Craft perfect Gold pearlecent
Craft perfect red glitter card
Craft perfect  green glitter card
280 gsm black base card 
Red satin ribbon
 With love sentiment


To create the box you will need the original hexagon lid cut two of these  I use wet glue but red liner tape works very well ,glue all the flaps flush so you have neat tidy tight corners , when you glue the flaps down leave 1mm gap on all of the flaps this gives you that little space you need for the lid to lift on and off without any trouble,you will need to add some glue inside the edges of your base this is then ready for you to place your middle section into the base.
To make the body of your box you will need to cut out the plain medium panels 3 times this gives you 6 equil panels and a glue tab now I always add the detailed panels to the lid and body before I glue the panel of the body it makes life a lot easier the side panel you will need to cut 6 Ivory plain panels then 6 gold pearlecent panels then add your detail into the gold layer once these are all die cut you will need to glue flat the gold to the ivory then these are glued flat to the box again I use wet glue for this,at this point if you were to add Nuvo drops to the side panels I would do it now and leave to dry over night and then stand up as your drops will just run if you do this at a later stage. 
Once the main body is glued in place you will add the lid now like I said previously you will decorate the lid flat as it's so much easier then glue the flaps with a slight gap, the lid has been paper pieced and that means the base was cut in ivory with the gold detail pattern on top then the beautiful flower was cut again in red glitter card and the pieces were glued in place tweezers will be your best friend for this job as there are tiny pieces to pick up and glue in place this is where wet glue is also your best friend. Once all the red detail is done you will need to die cut the flower again in green glitter card and do the same again , if you didnt fancy doing the paper piecing you could always use a glue pen or double sided sticky sheet and use fine glitter.


 Before you glue the decorative top to the box you will need to glue your ribbon from the tag to your lid and then place the decorative top this was added with 3D foam pads just to add a little dimension. The sides of the lid and base were die cut in craft perfect ivory and glued flat to the sides and then the same die was cut again in red glitter card and paper pieced now keep the rest of the decorative panel as you can use these on another box so nothing goes to waste . On this box a tag was  added with a with love die cut from our mini sentiments.


Thanks again for taking the time to visit my blog today .

I will have another blog post this afternoon with more kaleidoscope  boxes and then this evening another brand new launch,enjoy your Sunday everyone  and don't forget Jodie is live on Hochanda throughout today  with more inspiration and demonstations xxx

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