As I was demonstrating while I was at Rayher HQ I made some boxes/canisters using one of my current obsessions n die cutting: Frameworks dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix! They are fabulous Bigz dies which means that you can cut many different materials apart from the obvious several layers of card and paper.
This is what I did:
I was quite happy with the results so here I am sharing how to make the box on the left using the Courtyard die. Start with die cutting 30 Courtyard Frameworks in total (12 for the sides, 4 corners, 4 bottom corners, 3 base, 3 lid top, 4 lid sides).
Glue three Courtyard Frameworks together as the two photos above show.
The panel should look like the photo on the left. Repeat the same four more times. On just the one trim one row to make it square.
Then I took four Courtyard Frameworks and trim one row to make them into 4 rows long. then I folded them in half.
I attached them to the 4 x 4 piece. These will link the bottom to the sides.
Once the bottom part is finished it should look like the photo on the left. Then I folded four more Courtyard Frameworks.
Attach them to each corner of the base. Remember to use small amounts of glue dotted all over the Frameworks.
And on the left you can see the base. The lid I did like the bottom part just that the corner union bits are just one row (the left overs from the base) and when i glue them I made them a bit generous so the lid is a big bigger than the base.
And there you have it. It was very quick and easy and it is a quite decorative box, perfect to display die cut flowers (Camellia).
And I cant finish without sharing this photo of the basket I made with the Honeycomb Framework. I made also a bracelet pictured on the first photo on top of the brown box.
I just loved "playing" with this dies. Well done Mr. Holtz!