Today I am sharing a new tutorial and video tutorial for these super cute winged cube boxes. I have also seen them called wing cube boxes. Either way I love the look of these and have had a lot of fun creating them. I have two very different looking boxes, one elegant and one more whimsical and fun. They were created in pretty much the same manner and think that it is fun to see how different they are. The pink and purple leopard print cube was really inspired by an earlier card you can see here.
In the video I am showing the process to create the boxes and not the flowers. My next video will show the process to create the purple flower. It was just getting too long and I thought that it made a little more sense to split them into two videos/tutorials. As an aside, I have moved my camera to shoot overhead and I noticed that I am not quite in the right a few places during the video, sorry to you all and I am working on it. Here is the video:
To create a winged cube box you will need cut a piece of cardstock 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score this at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Rotate your cardstock 90 degrees and repeat the scoring. Now you will cut along one score line on each side. If you look at your paper you will see three sections divided by two score lines. I cut to the line on the left-side up to where it was intersected by another score line. Repeat this on each side. Fold along all of your score lines. Apply adhesive (I used my ATG) on each corner square. Fold the box so the corners with the adhesive are on the inside of the box. You should now have a little cube. Here is a quick drawing to show you where to score and where to cut.
Next we will create the wings. You will start by cutting two pieces of cardstock 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score at 2 3/4″, rotate 90 degrees and repeat the score at 2 3/4″. Now, you will cut off three sides of the paper. Using either scissors or a paper trimmed line up with the paper where there are two score lines. By cutting here you should cut off a small triangle shape. Repeat this for three sides. For your fourth side you will score this line. If everything went according to plan you should have a shape that looks like an open envelope. Here is another guide to show you how/where to score or cut for the wings.
My drawings aren’t super fancy but I think that they should help you see where to cut.
Now you will need to cut your DP or create the contrasting triangles for the wings. Cut three squares 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ and then cut each diagonally. You should now have six small triangles. For the pink and purple box I stamped a leopard print in purple on a scrap of pink. For the brown box I used DP. Now, adhere these to the triangles on your wings. Now you will glue your wings to your cube. You should have one triangle without glue, apply glue to the inside and of this blank triangle. Repeat with the other wing. Now your basic box is complete.
You can now add the embellishments. For this project I created a paper rose and then adhered it onto one of the wings. I added Stickles Glitter Glue and a few adhesive gems. I then tied the whole thing together with a bright pink ribbon. I think that these would make great boxes for a teacher gift or something small.
Here is the other box I created. Pretty much the same but more roses and different colors.
The lighter colored roses were created with McGill Paper Blossom Punches and the darker were created using the Tatter Floral Die from Tim Holtz.
I will be submitting my Leopard Box in this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New since this is a new box for me.
Materials (Pink & Purple Leopard)
Cardstock: Pink & Purple – Recollection Sassy Collection, Gable Green – Stampin’ Up
Ink: Grape Memento – Tsukineko
Stamp: Leopard Print – Hero Arts
Adhesive: Scotch ATG & Quick Dry Adhesive, High Temp Hot Glue
Stickles: Eucalyptus & Purple – Ranger
Gems: TCP Studio
Ribbon: Create It 360! – Michaels
Punches: Birch Leaf, Dogwood & Starflower Paper Blossom Punches – McGill Inc.
Brown with Coral Roses
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Chocolate Cover Weight – Archivers, Gorgeous Green Stampin’ Up, ANW Crestwood Black Stripe Color Connect 12×12
Ink: Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Spun Sugar & Vintage Photo Distress Ink – Ranger
Punches/Dies: Birch Leaf, Dogwood & Starflower Paper Blossom Punches – McGill Inc., Tattered Florals Tim Holtz – Sizzix
Adhesives: Scotch ATG & Quick Dry Adhesive, High Temp Hot Glue
These video tutorials are taking a bit longer then I was hoping but I really like creating them so the posts might slow a little bit but I really hope I will get faster.
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