Hexagon self-closing box

hexagon 1

Here is a great little box that can be made in any height.

The tall one stands @ 8-3/8′ high and that’s using a 12′ x 11′ piece of care stock.

The shorter one stands @ 2-3/8′ high and that’s using a 6 ‘x  11′ piece of card stock.

It doesn’t matter what the height of your card stock is as long as the top section  always measures 1-5/8′ and the bottom section always measure 2′  but the circumference of the box will always be 3-1/8′, and that’s because it’s always cut @ 11′.

hexagon 2

This is how the top opens and closes.

Her are the measurements and the video for the small box;

Card stock: 6′ x 11′

Score on the 11′ side @ 1-3/4′, 3-1/2′ & 5-1/4′ Turn to the other end and score @ 1/2′, 2-1/4, & 4′

Score on the 6′ side ( making sure that the 1/2′ section is at the bottom) and score @ 2′ & 4-3/8′

Place the 1-5/8′ section back on the score board (so that the 1/2′ score is to the right hand side) and make a small mark in between each scored section.  Mark @ 7/8′, 22-5/8′, 4-3/8′ & 6-1/8′. Flip the card stock over (so that the 1/2′ section is now in the top corner of the score board) and make the mark          @ 1-3/8′  & 3-1/8′.

Paper size: 2-1/4′ x 1-5/8′ cut 6

Using a ruler and scoring tool, score a line between the mark and the intersecting line so that it forms a triangle in each 1-5/8′ section, as shown in the diagram.

hexagon 5then follow the instructions on the video.

Here is the measurements for the tall box:

card stock: 12′ x 11′

Place the 11′ side on the score board and score @ 1-3/4′, 3-1/2′, 5-1/4 then turn to the other end and score @ 1/2′, 2-1/4′ & 4′.

Then place the 12′ side on the score board (making sure that the 1/2′ score line is at the bottom of the score board) and score one end @ 2′ and turn to the other end and score @ 1-5/8′Place the 1-5/8′ section back on the score board ( with the 1/2′ side of to the right hand side) and make a mark in between each scored section @ 7/8′, 2-5/8′, 4-3/8′ & 6-1/8′. Flip the card stock over so that the 1/2′ section is now in the top corner of the score board and mark @ 1-3/8′ & 3-1/8′.

continue on the same as for the small box with the ruler.

Paper size : 8-1/4′ x 1-5/8′ cut 6

Here are the links to the papers and tools used to make this box:

Sangria Paper Pack, Trimmer, Score board, Bone Folder, Piercing & Embossing tool

I have learnt a few new tricks this week, thanks to Shelley Harwood . She is an absolute gem, and she is also my up-line.

I hope that you give this little box a go.

The original design came from Paper Craft Button, but I tweaked it a bit to fit our card stock.

So till next time

Keep on creating 😉

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