I am a sucker for cute packaging ideas, and this Hexagon Box Bigz Die has quickly become a new favorite. Love the unusual shape, and at about 4 inches in diameter, this little cutie is perfect for boxing up any number of small treats or gifts.
I’ve dressed my box up for Valentine’s Day, and filled it with sweets for my little sweetie. But change out the papers and theme and you’ve got a great box for any occasion. It’s so easy. Let’s take a closer look.
The Hexagon Box die is a Bigz L die, which means it can be cut from a variety of materials, but for my project, I used patterned paper from BasicGrey’s Vivienne collection. To die cut with Bigz dies, use this standard Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Standard Cutting Pad, Bigz die (facing up), paper or material to be cut, second Standard Cutting Pad.
Die cut the hexagon box two times, once for the lid and once for the bottom. Lay the two pieces face down onto your work table. You will notice that the box pattern has two flaps on opposite sides that do not have the rounded tabs at the top. Adhere the smaller flap from one pattern onto the larger flap (the one with the side flaps) of the other.
Flip one of the box patterns over on top of the other and insert the rounded tabs into the corresponding slits. For a fun variety, I alternated my pieces so that I had both the yellow and the pink patterns showing.
Now you can embellish the outside of your box any way you wish. I tied my box shut with some pretty vintage pink seam binding ribbon, topped with a few additional die cuts. First, a large scalloped circle die cut from floral paper using the Circles, Scallops Framelits Die Set. To die cut using Framelits or Thinlits dies, use this Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, Paper, Die (facing down), second Standard Cutting Pad.
Repeat the process to die cut a fancy label from Tim Holtz’ 17-pc Labels Thinlits Set. Adhere the label to the center of the scalloped circle.
To create the topper, die cut 5 of the largest heart shapes from a mixture of patterned paper using the new Heartfelt Bigz Die. Stack the hearts on top of each other, then machine stitch down the center of the hearts. Lightly bend up the sides of each heart layer until you have a bit of space between each one. Add the hearts to the center of the label shape. Finish off with a diction word sticker and a pretty Vivienne resin rose.