Pinwheel Top Box on Hexagon Base

Hi there blog friends, I wanted to share with you a unique box that I made several months ago that I had not shared here.  If you are a box aficianado then perhaps this is one you might like.  I love the top of the box, it has a peak that makes it different.  Made using Spellbinders™ Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box.  I modified it’s use so that the template is only used as the lid and not as the entire box.  Here’s a picture with the lid off.

And a sneak peek under the lid.

Well, my sad story is that I was in the middle of making the tutorial for this box and I damaged the die template and am waiting for a replacement to come in.  It really was a fluke and please know, with proper usage, your die templates will never become damaged.  So, once that is back in, I’ll finish cutting pieces for an additional sample and then you’ll learn how to make this one as well.  

Stamps: None
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Cream 80 lb Cover Cardstock, Bazzill
Ink: None
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Valor M-BossabilitiesSpellbinders™ Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box, Spellbinders™ Classic Bracket Edgeabilities, Spellbinders™ Classic Scallop Edgeabilties,  Seam Binding, Bead Landing Filigree, ScorPal Scoring Board, Scor-Tape

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!!  Crafty hugs!

  • DawnllFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:08 am

    So pretty and such rich colorReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:13 am

    What a beautiful box, Becca. I am enjoying your posts for doing all of this paper folding to make cool stuff, so this is another item I will look forward to trying. I hope Spellbinders has a “rush” on your replacement!ReplyCancel

  • FrannFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:27 am

    The box is beautiful. I have been looking forward to a tutorial on it ever since I saw it in a Spellbinders ad in the Spring issue of Paper Creations. I hope you get that replacement die really fast.ReplyCancel

  • janineFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:10 am

    Oh goodness!! Sorry to hear about your die template. I did the same thing the other day with a new set of dies that I had just recently purchased. One of the dies in the set was on the cutting pad while I was in the process of cutting another size out and I didn’t realize it until it had gone through the machine and slightly bent the cutting edge of the die—well, slightly bent it enough to where it no longer works right. ugh—I know the feeling.ReplyCancel

  • BernieFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:22 am

    Another Beautiful project! Love the rich color. Becca would you please share how you damaged your die? I am terrified of damaging one of mine. They are so expensive I only have a few and I am terrified of damaging them.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:54 am

    Oh what a fabulous box. The colour combination of blue and ivory is just beautiful. Thank you for all your instructions, tutorials etc. I am sure I speak for everybody in saying that we all really appreciate them.ReplyCancel

  • AstridFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:57 am

    Wow, what an amazing box, gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthFebruary 21, 2012 - 2:00 am

    A very useful and pretty box . I am sure i will use something so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzFebruary 21, 2012 - 3:49 am

    Another awesome box you are so amazing! Love Love Love what you can do with them Spellbinder dies! Thank you so much for sharing with us and I look forward to your how to video. Thank you so much Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Anne DaviesFebruary 21, 2012 - 4:51 am

    Hi Becca
    What a lovely idea. Hope the die comes through quickly so that you can demonstrate your technique.

  • Dianne CFebruary 21, 2012 - 5:12 am

    Looking forward to your tutorial on this box. Thanks Becca, love your work. DianneReplyCancel

  • Nan GFebruary 21, 2012 - 6:07 am

    Such an elegant box! Love the blue/cream color combo, much richer than the usual stark blue/white combo. Your boxes and tutorials have been wonderful and I enjoy trying to make them!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 21, 2012 - 6:32 am

    Such a pretty box and the colors are wonderful. This box has many uses candy, wedding favors, a Christmas gift a ring maybe. Just so much fun. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • JudyFebruary 21, 2012 - 6:44 am

    Love the newsest box you have designed, it’s totally awesome, and the colors are so rich and vibrant. Can’t wait to view the video.ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsFebruary 21, 2012 - 7:28 am

    Everything you do is just so beautiful! Youmust have every spellbinder they have come out with ~ I’m so jealous!
    I am new follower to your blog and have been very impressed. Can’t wait for each new blog to come.

  • Claire SFebruary 21, 2012 - 7:30 am

    LOVE the design! I think you need to start packaging the “CREATIVE” pills you take each morning to produce these amazing projects! TFSReplyCancel

  • JessicaFebruary 21, 2012 - 7:36 am

    So sorry you’ve broken your template! I can’t imagine how that happened. As you said, they don’t break easily. You don’t have an elephant hanging out in your craft room do you? lol Looking forward to you tutorial.
    Thanks, JessicaReplyCancel

  • lizFebruary 21, 2012 - 7:59 am

    so very pretty , love the blue on the lid it just really makes it pop! As you and Janine said these things happen and it’s usually because we did something ,I also did’nt see on of my dies on my plate when I was cutting something and yep it bent it and cut it a bit , yep you could hear me crying I’m sure,These dies last for ever ladies it’s us that can give them a short life when were busy and excited to get something made.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 21, 2012 - 8:33 am

    Becca, you could go on for a long time making these adorable little folding cards and boxes and it wouldn’t bother me a bit. I made up samples for each technique put it up for reference and then make what I am giving out. This little box is adorable….the ideas with these boxes are endless with all the choices of paper and embellishments out there. Thank you truly for spending time designing these for your bloggers. We are your unseen classroom awaiting directions!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa JobFebruary 21, 2012 - 8:51 am

    What a great idea! Beautiful box and very elegant! I love the way you have been using these dies I created for Spellbinders. Your work is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 21, 2012 - 8:52 am

    This is a LOVELY BOX, Becca!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND PURPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (It happens to the best of us Becca, damaging our dies! :/ I’ve done it too! ) :) Can’t wait to view another one of your “Crafty Cinemas!” :)ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 21, 2012 - 9:22 am

    Your box is fabulous!!! Simply awesome!! Great job… For some reason the link for the spellbinder is not working… :(ReplyCancel

  • LizFebruary 21, 2012 - 10:44 am

    Loving that box! Funny that you mention ruining a die. I just ruined two and had never done that before. Don’t know what your issue was but I learned to make sure mine are spaced farther apart when using more than one in cutting.ReplyCancel

  • BeckyFebruary 21, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Love this box!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 21, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Becca, as I was reading your comment and some of the other comments, I am releived that I am not the only one who has ruined a die. In my case it was due to my cutting plate which thru extensive use has become warped in the middle. I probably should replace it, but while in the middle of mass producing invitations and cutting several dies at one time, one of my smaller dies slipped onto another die as I was feeding the sandwhiched plates thru my grand calibur. It actually cut into the other die and bent that die. I am still able to use it though. I just suggest that while cutting multiple dies at the same time that you make sure you tack your paper to the cutting plate as well so that they do not slip.
    Looking forward to your tutorial on this adorable box.

  • Judith JolleyFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    Love, love your boxes. I am a sucker for boxes and love to make them.
    Your work is wonderful. Wish you would package your creativeness so we could be almost like you. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    God bless,

  • Lindyloo, South Wales, UKFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    Hi Becca
    Fabulous box and the colour as everyone has said, is gorgeous. So rich and opulant looking.
    Sorry to hear about the damaged die, they are quite robust little things but we do still need to treat them so carefully don’t we. They are so expensive to replace and most people cannot afford to buy them more than once, so thank you for pointing this out as it will remind us all to be extra careful.
    It would be lovely to see a tutorial when you are able. I still have to do the flap top box; hopefully this weekend!!
    Have a good day LindaReplyCancel

  • ChristineFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    Stunning box, Becca. I look forward to your tutorial on it!ReplyCancel

  • JeanFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    I love the box. The color is so rich and the cream paper softens it! Sorry about the die! I have messed one up myself. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea! I love to make boxes to put little prizes in!ReplyCancel

  • SallieFebruary 21, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    I will always be patient . Your creativity, with easily followed directions, is breathtaking. I am thinking ahead watching for ideas for a wedding in my family.
    It will be the first of my children. Fun to think about and plan for. :)ReplyCancel

  • Caryn S.February 21, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    Oh no! I hope you get your replacement quickly. The box is lovely and I can’t wait to see what you make when that template finally arrives.ReplyCancel

  • Sue NelsonFebruary 21, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    What a beautiful box … I can’t hardly wait for the instructions! Thanks so much for sharing this project with us.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenFebruary 21, 2012 - 3:32 pm

    Awesome box, Becca! I’m looking forward to the video tutorial!!ReplyCancel

  • auntie em (emily)February 21, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    This sweet little blue box is adorable and a great way to share a little treat. I really like the embossing on the blue.ReplyCancel

  • R HayhurstFebruary 21, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    So elegant and gorgeous! You are very talented, and I can’t wait for the tutorial!!ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownFebruary 21, 2012 - 6:58 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I’m sorry about your die, I hope a new one comes soon. I too love boxes, so I will wait patiently for the tutorial. You always do a great job with your tutorials. Hugs, EuniceReplyCancel

  • janeyFebruary 21, 2012 - 8:17 pm


  • cindy ClickFebruary 21, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    So pretty and love the colors. Can’t wait for the tutorial. I too have ruined a die before, but I had one to many shims in, so it was my fault. I learned an expensive lesson (it was a Tim Holtz die!).

  • clareFebruary 22, 2012 - 3:04 am

    The colours are wonderful, cannot wait for the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • SusanFebruary 22, 2012 - 11:36 pm

    This box is wonderful Becca. Sorry to hear about your die template. I got one stuck in a Cuttlebug machine and it is now quite warped. :(
    Glad to hear you can get yours replaced — one of the perks of being on the Spellbinders team?ReplyCancel

  • Pam GlennFebruary 23, 2012 - 6:50 pm

    I went on the Canon website and could not find the calendar that you used in the picture. All the ones they show on display are much too big. If you wouldn’t mind could you tell me what size this particular calendar is and where to find it. I search on the Canon site and could not find the one you have on display. Also, is there directions on how to do the card you have the calendar attached too. Would love to try to make it.

    Thank you,
    Pam GlennReplyCancel

  • Jackie KennyFebruary 23, 2012 - 7:45 pm

    received email today my ribbon maker is on its way very excited to be able to make beautiful bows like yours JackieReplyCancel

  • LorettaFebruary 25, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    Box and color is so pretty. You have such a keen sense of coordination and appreciate you sharing with all of us.ReplyCancel