Circle Box and Card Baseball Set W Video Share

Happy TuesDIE Crafty Friends!
Today I am sharing a sporty and super fun card and circle box set. They feature dies from the Baseball and Golf release.

Here’s a look at the set. It features an A4 top folding card and a fun circle shaped box. I made the box from some circle dies from the Pierced Circle die set. Below is a quick tutorial on how I made the little box.

Circle Box Tutorial
I started with cutting out two each of the two largest circles in the set. I cut a strip of paper 2.5” x 11”. I then scored the strip at .5” the long way.

Next I used my ruler and “curled” the paper. The same way you would take a pair of scissors and curl ribbon for like a balloon.

Using the ruler allowed me to curl and or “train” the paper to have a curve as pictured above.

I then cut the half inch strip into little tabs by cutting thin little triangles out as pictured above. I kind of followed along with some of the creases that were created when I "curled" the paper.

Here is a shot showing you the way I cut the tabs. I didn't "measure" them or make them exact. I just cut them about every half inch or so.

I then added adhesive to the tabs and began to attach them to the bottom of the second to the largest circle from the die set.I just made sure as I was going around, that I kept the edge of the circle flush against the edge of the paper.

Once I made it all the way around, you can see I just closed up the side by adhering the two ends together.

The above white pieces were my first try. I started by making the box white. I decided that I wanted a blue base instead so I did all the above steps with blue cardstock. Once I got here, I cut out a piece of the same blue cardstock about 3/4" x 2". I scored it at the 1" mark length wise. I then glued it to the inside of the largest circle and to the outside of the box. I put it on the outside of the wall so that it would get covered by the patterned paper. 

I then added the second largest circle to the bottom of the box. Doing this allowed me to "sandwich" the tabs between the interior circle and the larger outside circle. I also added the second circle of the size smaller than the largest to the inside of the lid. Doing this covers the mechanics of the hinge.

Here's a closer look at the card. I used a combination of blue and white pierced circles. To those, I added a variety of the super cute dies to them. For the hat, I used my white gel pen and did some faux stiches. It was real easy to do that as the stitching marks are already on the die.

Here's a closer look at the finished top of the box. I used the large baseball die as well as the glove ball and bat. I inked the mit and the bat. I also used the scallop stitched rectangle die and added the All Stars sentiment to it. I used foam tape on the various pieces to give them a bit of lift off the top.

Here is one last look at my set. I think is turned out very cute!

Cottage Cutz Dies I Used For This Project

I used the stitched scallop rectangle set, however this one would be a great alternative.

Here's the entire release. Head over to the shop and check them all out!

Well that about covers it for today! Until the next time, have a wonderfully craft-die day!
Melinda Beltran

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