Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Petite Pocket Five-Sided Box Tutorial

I have been experimenting with the Petite Pocket Die again and I have several projects to share over the next few days.  Today's project is a pentagon-shaped box that makes a nice candy bowl or gift container.
The Petite Pocket die makes this a breeze to put together because the cutting and scoring is done in one step.  Then decorating is easy peasy with the Frostwood Lodge product suite in the Holiday Mini.   I put some hot chocolate packets in the bottom and a cello bag filled with marshmallows and chocolate to make a hostess gift.

 Materials: 
       2 sheets Garden Green Cardstock
       2 strips Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper - 1-5/8" X 12"
       Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die
       Cardboard backing from DSP pack
       3/8" Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon
       Winter Wishes Stitched Felt
       4" X 6" Cello Bag
       Sticky Strip
       Mini Glue dots

Tutorial:
1. Cut 5 Petite Pocket pieces from Garden Green cardstock.
2. Trim a thin sliver from each side of the tab as shown.  Fold on score lines.
3. Apply sticky strip to the tab and adhere to second die cut.
4.  Adhere all five die cuts together to form pentagon.
5. Lay pentagon on cardboard backing from the DSP and trace around it.
6. Cut out the cardboard backing.  Put sticky strip around outside edges and adhere on the inside to the flaps of the petite pocket.  If desired cut a second pentagon from colored cardstock to cover the cardboard backing.
7. Adhere the top flaps to inside of the box.
8.  Decorate the outside with 1-5/8" X 12" strips of DSP trimming as needed.
9. Add ribbon border and stitched felt.

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