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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Hexi-box Silhouette Tutorial

If you saw my Silhouette house box tutorial yesterday, this box is put together in a very similar way. I almost put this tutorial with that one as a variation, but there were enough differences, that I thought it needed it's own. You may want to reference that tutorial as well for further help.

This project will cut on the Silhouette Cameo, or the Silhouette Portrait. If you use the portrait, you will need to scale down the file to 90%, and make sure your paper orientation is used to your advantage.
First you will need to cut two of the carousel horse box pieces. Cut all the other pieces in the file using this method described in the link.

After you've cut all of your pieces, organize them, then find the triangle and rectangle panels. Put glue on the back side of the carousel horses and glue around the edge of the panel, then center the panel over the horse so that the panel is on the inside part of the box. (I like to use a good paper glue like Tombow mono adhesive so my paper stays flat.)
 Now after all the panels have been glued on, glue the two box pieces together at the tab.
Now crease the box bottom at the dotted line...
Work around the box with glue to attach the walls of the box to the bottom of the box. I use these cute little clips to hold it together while gluing...They are designed for quilting and sewing, but I hijacked them into my regular craft stash as they are sooooo handy!


 Work all the way around the box glueing the tabs as you go.
Keep going all the way around the box until you come to the tab at the end, then glue both the tab at the end and the bottom of the box tab to complete the box.
 Remove the clips, then thread ribbon through the slits in the carousel roof.

Pull the ribbon so that the roof pieces come together, then tie a bow.

Now find the flag piece and get a pin or a toothpick to use as the flag post. Put a decent amount of glue between the layers--without being so much that it oozes when you press the sides together. You want your paper to become somewhat pliable while the glue is wet, so that you can curve your flag like it is rippling in the wind. See the transformation below.
Because this box comes in two pieces, it finishes up at a nice size. The base of the hexagon is approximately 7 inches across. You can fill it with treats, or a gift.

I also have a few other variations of this box:




Happy Crafting!
Samantha

19 comments:

  1. Is this file in the Silhouette online store yet? Couldn't find it just now. Love it, btw!

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  2. Janet, thanks so much for your interest in my designs. There is usually a couple day delay as things are processed through the Silhouette queue. Designs are only processed on weekdays. My blog post tutorials will usually show up before they go through the queue, as people are more frustrated that a link doesn't work, rather than the shape not being there yet. The shape should process on Monday and I'll provide a link to the shape when it goes through. So glad you like it!

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  3. Thanks Samantha, I'll look out for it early next week.

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  4. I can not wait to make one of these boxes...Super fun! Those little clippies look like life savers-where did you get them?

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  5. Thanks, Sue. I have a Santa one that I'm loading into the queue as well. As for the clips...yes...total life savers. I got mine on Amazon.com...best price I could find. You can click on the link to them in the post above.

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  6. Such a fun box... Thanks for sharing.. <3

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  7. Such a cute project ... definitely going to make one! Thanks for providing us with the link for the clippies .... they look like they work really well!

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  8. Did anyone have a problem cutting out the "witch" version of this box? Everything cut like butter except for right around the witches face.

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  9. Hi terrificindy!

    Make sure your blade depth is correct for your paper selection and then try setting your speed to a 1 or 2 to see if that helps. Some times when we experience issues with the detail areas, slowing the machine down or changing to a new blade can make all the difference!

    Thanks!
    Jamie
    Social Media Director | Creative Team Lead

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  10. FABULOUS. Bought them all except the Santa ans I could not ind it on the store.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
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  11. Samantha modified the Witch Hexi-Box so there isn't a space between the witch teeth making it easier to cut. If you have purchased this file previously, you can redownload the file from the Silhouette site for free.

    Thanks!
    Jamie
    Social Media Director | Creative Team Lead

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  12. Hi Samantha,
    I bought this file. But i can not find the red pieces such as roof, and flag and triangel!
    Can you help me?

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  13. Hi Patricia,

    If you can send an email over to social.samanthawalker@gmail.com, we will be able to assist you better.

    Thanks so much,
    Jamie
    Social Media Director | Creative Team Lead

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  14. Ok so lost on how to get this file to work. I am still learning my Cameo but I cant understand how to get all the pieces on the mats with out messing it up lol. Please can any one help me??

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  15. Hi Michelle! I sent you an email to follow up! Thanks, Jamie

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  16. Hi habe Hexi Box Skeleton im Shop gekauft.Wollte sie öffnen geht leider nicht meldet das einige Dateien fehlen.Was muss ich tun um sie zu öffnen.Habe sie nochmal heruntergeladen funktioniert aber leider immer noch nicht.Für eine Antwort wäre ich dankbar.
    Liebe Grüsse Beate

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  17. Hi habe heut die Hexi Box Skeleton noch mal versucht zu öffnen kommt folgende Meldung:Einige Daten innerhalb der Datei konnten nicht geladen werden,weil eine aktuellere Version von Silhouette Studio benötigt wird.Dies kann zum Verlust ihrer Daten führen,falls sie,falls sie die Original Datei ersetzen.Bitte um Antwort an folgende E-Mail stick-maus@web.de
    Über Antwort würde ich mich sehr freuen da ich alle Hexi Boxen besitze bis auf diese und ich die Boxen sehr mag.
    Liebe Grüsse Beate

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  18. Hi wäre schön wenn mal eine Antwort bekäme auf meine fragen!
    Es geht um die Hexi Box Skeleton die immer noch nicht funktioniert!
    Möchte die Datei nämlich bald plottern.
    Liebe Grüsse Beate

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  19. Thanks for this beautiful design! I have used it to make a pretty box for a wedding gift by basically just using the box and changing the decor. It turned out beautiful and quite sturdy for a paper box.

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