FREE 3D TUTORIAL
Each month I’m going to post a free 3D tutorial. Since Mother’s Day is next Sunday, and the Window Box dies are retiring, I thought I would offer this tutorial. While I’m so sad that this die set is retiring, I’m super excited about some of the items in the new catalog (which launches June 4).
This flower vase is one of those projects that looks complicated but is actually very easy to make. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but I used Basic Gray and Very Vanilla cardstock. Using these colors, allows the beautiful floral die cut to shine.
I added a stargazer lily sugar flower to my vase, but you could put paper flowers in it as well. I think the flowers from the new Daisy Lane stamp set (available June 4, 2019) or the Daisy Delight stamp set would look beautiful in the vase.
MEASUREMENTS (in inches)
1. Since you don’t need all of the window box cut out, you can use two 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 pieces of Basic Gray cardstock.
2. One 10-7/8 x 2-7/8 piece of Basic Gray cardstock scored at 3/4, 2-5/8, 4-1/2, 6-3/8, 8-1/4, 10-1/8 on the long side; scored at 1/2 on both sides.
3. One 3-7/16 x 3-7/16 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock scored at 3/4 all sides. This is for the lid.
4. Scraps of Very Vanilla cardstock for your tag or sentiment. (I didn’t add one yet, because I’m not sure who I am giving this to.) Two more scraps of Very Vanilla cardstock to cover the front and back panels where the floral design is die cut.
If you want to make your flowers from paper, you’ll need additional cardstock and DSP in colors of your choice.
1. Die cut two of the Window Box pieces from the Basic Gray cardstock. Those will be your front and back panels.
2. Then cut the panels and score where indicated in the measurements section. Adhere a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock to the front panel and one piece to the back panel and trim.
3. Next, score the 10-7/8 x 2-7/8 piece of Basic Gray cardstock and miter (cut out a wedge) the tabs as shown in the photo below.
ASSEMBLING THE VASE
1. Now, adhere the front and back panels to the 10-7/8 x 2-7/8 piece of Basic Gray cardstock until your vase is complete.
5. Next, die cut the 3-7/16 x 3-7/16 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Window Box die with the holes. This is the lid to your vase.
6. Then cut the tabs and form the lid and put it on your vase. Then add your flowers.
There are many ways to decorate your vase. You could add a bow and a tag. Adding pearls or rhinestones would dress up this vase. You could even heat emboss or dry emboss the side panels and the lid.
This vase doesn’t have to be for Mother’s Day. It would be a great birthday gift or a gift for your bridesmaids. If you have a favorite teacher, I’m sure she would appreciate this vase too.
I hope you enjoy this free 3D tutorial. I also have a free card tutorial from last month, which you can read about here.
If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to make this vase, please shop my online store. Be sure to use the May Hostess Code (Z7NJ6Y7M) to be entered in my monthly giveaway.
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Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day.