Thursday, May 23, 2013

Scor-Pal and May Arts Blog Hop

The Scor-Pal Design Team is hosting a blog hop and we'd love to have you join us along the route!  Today and tomorrow, Scor-Pal team members will be sharing projects with you, using lovely May Arts ribbons and trims.
The hop today includes:
Jen Shears
Abby Henderson
Jenifer Cowles
Diane Zechman
Karen Baker
Jennie Harper
Lalo IK
Katie Tate
Sandy Allnock
Lisa Silver <-- That's me!
Virginia Fynes

So, now that we have the business out of the way, I'd love to share a tutorial to create a unique gift box.  Spring affords us with many opportunities for gift giving like Mother's Day, bridal / baby showers and graduations.  I created a mini Hat Box that will make a lovely way deliver a special present this year.  You can also modify the colors and style to share a special birthday or Christmas gift too (so tuck this away for later!).

Tools: Scor-Pal scoring board in inches, Scor-Tool, Scor-Envi, Scor-tape
Ribbons / Trim: pink mini cording (449-17), crocheted lace trim (433-38-01) and pink ruched ruffle / sating edge ribbon (441-78-22) by May Arts
Ink: ColorBox Party Pink and Spearmint dye inks by Clearsnap
Paper: Pop-Tone Razzleberry 100#, Pop-Tone Pink Lemonade 100#, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green 100# by
Other: mini rose and leaves dies by My Favorite Things, waterbrush by Niji, buttons by Papertrey Ink, compass, pencil, ruler, hole punch

Mini Hat Box

So, let's begin!

The first step is to start with two equal hexagons of cardstock.  You can opt to use dies or create your own using a compass and ruler.

To create your own with a compass, as I have done, please refer to this LINK for a demonstration.  It's easy and you can customize the size of your final box.  Create two -OR- make one, cut and trace for the second hexagon.

Score your hexagons using your Scor-Pal scoring board and Scor-Tool.  The first should be scored 0.25" from each edge and the other 0.38" from the edge.

Fold along all the score lines and snip to remove the corners.  Add Scor-tape alone the edges.

Cut a hole in the center of each of the hexagons.

Trim cardstock to the length required for your Hexagons.  The dimensions are as follows:

          Width = 2.5"
          Length = (the length of one side of the hexagon x 6) + 0.25"

          Width = 2.25"
          Length = (the length of one side of the hexagon x 6) + 0.25"

Take into consideration the "loss" at each score.  You may want to trim a longer piece of cardstock that is needed and score each of the box sides, one at a time.  Make a mark or number the first 2 sides so you can match your custom scores.

The added 0.25" will be used to close the side of the box and will have Scor-tape alone the edge.

Score the cardstock for the box sides using your Scor-Pal scoring board and Scor-Tool.

Remove the Scor-tape liner and adhere the box sides, one edge at a time until complete.

Now it is time to create a unique closure that will pull this project together.

Thread a button with May Arts cord and pull the cord ends through the bottom of the box - through the hole we punched earlier.  Secure this button to the bottom of the box with Scor-tape to keep in position.

Thread the cord through the top of the box and out of the hole on top.  Add a button.  Tie off the cord, leaving about 2.5 - 3" of excess so you can open the box.  Test the length before securing a knot.

REMEMBER: The top button must move freely in order for the box to open.

Complete your project with paper roses, ribbon and lace.

Don't forget to visit the next on our hop --> Virginia Fynes

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. I love this and the fact that you can build it to your desired height is wonderful.

  2. gorgeous idea, thanks for sharing this fab box!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Gorgeous! Love that rich beautiful color!

  4. Very pretty and I like how you embellished it.

  5. Oh my goodness! So pretty!

  6. I love this box. Thank You for sharing this pretty idea

  7. Sooooooooooo impressed that you show how to make hexagons the "old-fashioned" way with a compass. Thanks for the tutorial for your gorgeous project!!!

  8. That is so gorgeous. I love your hat box. I have all the elements, but not sure I could pull it off as well as you did. Yours is just fantastic!

  9. such a beautiful box...thanx for sharing d idea.

  10. This is a pretty little box. It would be perfect for a tea party, for Mother's Day or.....
    TFS the great tutorial.

    Cheri - John 3:16

  11. Adorable project! Very sweet little box.

  12. Scor Pal is awesome! What a beautiful box!

  13. Beautiful box! Thanks for sharing!

  14. This is so pretty! I Pinned this! Thanks for the awesome instructions.

  15. Very pretty box. Love the roses on top. Whoever gets the gift would be thrilled - just to have the box for a keepsake.

  16. So cute! I love the juicy color.

  17. I love your mini hat box - so cute! Thank you so much!

  18. Great box and tutorial on making. I love the embellishments used. I subscribed to you as I want to see more of your work. Thanks for sharing your project.

  19. cute box, beautiful ribbon

  20. this box looks like ceramic and not is sooo nice

  21. Gorgeous box, love the pretty colors and the lace trim.

  22. This box is gorgeous!! So unique, beautiful colors!! I just added your blog to my favorites because it is awesome!! Your instructions are so easy to follow, but I know how long it takes to write/take pictures, etc. to complete these posts. Thank you so very much for sharing!!

  23. Wow! This is a great project. Beautiful!

  24. I absolutely love it! I can't wait to try this myself!

  25. Beautiful box and a great tutorial!!!

  26. Beautiful box! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I'd love to create one myself.

  27. This is gorgeous and unique. I love the way you decorated it. I can also see it done up so many ways for different people and occasions. Clever closure.

  28. Beautiful Mini Hat Box, Thanks for sharing.

  29. Absolutely adorable! Love the Colors! Would also make a great Cupcake Box! Thanks for sharing this!

  30. Wow! Such lovely work! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  31. How gorgeous . Fabulous tutorial . I can think of so many little treats to tuck into this hat box . Thank you for Sharing .

  32. love this little box thanks for details on how to make it

  33. Perfect timing for such great gift holder ideas using the lush ribbons and ways to use the score-pal. TFS

  34. I love creative packaging and this little hat box is so cute. Love how you have the top attached with the button string pull. Very clever. Thank you.

  35. This is gorgeous! I love how you decorated this darling hat box too! Thank you for a great tutorial.

  36. What a beautiful way to give a small gift.

  37. I love hat boxes! Years ago I made giant ones, but these itty bitty ones are so sweet.

  38. What an incredible box - I've saved the link to your directions so I can try it

  39. What a cute box and a great use of the ribbon to embellish. Thanks for sharing!

  40. Adorable! I love the ribbons that you used and the way you attached the lid and base.

  41. Amazing!! I'd have to make two because I wouldn't want to give it away. love the MFT roses on top - I need to ink my edges like that.