Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hexagon Box for a little Elegance

I don't know what it is about a hexagon or octagon box that says "elegance" to me. Maybe it harkens back to the days when ladies wore hats and kept them in fancy hat boxes in their closets.  I've wanted to make one of these for quite some time now, and I finally had time over the holiday weekend to get it started.

I didn't think I'd be able to get this posted so early today, but we had a bit of excitement in our house late last night. When I went to let my dogs out for the last potty break of the night, a bird flew right in the front door!  I have lots of baskets hanging from the beams on my family room ceiling, and he was apparently hiding in one of them while I searched high and low throughout the house for him.  I finally gave up and went to bed, only to hear a huge "crash" when he knocked a brass "basket" from the ceiling and it hit the hardwood floor.  My son and I spent about 20 minutes trying to herd him toward one of 2 open doors while the temperature in the house dropped to about 30 degrees, but we finally got him out around 1:30 am, and I went to bed.  Unfortunately, the adrenaline was pumping and I was wide awake, soooo....

I finished this little box, wrote a post for it and went to bed.  Note to self: when you write at 2AM, you make a LOT of mistakes, including not adding any links to the files! I won't do that again.  I had to totally rewrite this one this morning.

Anyway, I'm thrilled with the outcome, and I hope you will be, too.  It was a difficult box to get a good photo of, but I think you can get the general idea from this one, though it looks a bit distorted.  It's much prettier in person.

Note: The lid of this box fits tightly, but it does fit.  When you're putting it together, go a little tight on the bottom of the box, and not so tight on the lid.  You'll also notice that there are tabs on the 6 top pieces.  Those of you who have made my boxes before know that I hate raw edges on them, so these tabs are to reinforce the top edge.  Put the 6 sides together first, then fold the tabs in to the inside and burnish well to make sure the adhesive sticks.

As always, I love comments, so please leave me one below if you download the file. And if you haven't noticed yet, I've added a Gallery where I'm posting all of my project photos in one place, along with links to the original posts - and files.  If you send me a photo of a project you made with one of my files, you just might find it featured in my Gallery!

Enjoy the new box, and have a SAFE and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Cartridges Used: George, Accent Essentials
Hexagon Box file for Design Studio
Hexagon Box file for Gypsy

34 comments:

Sheila McShea said...

Cindy this box is beautiful. I know you put a lot of work in it. Thank you so much for sraring your file with us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Cindy! This is wonderful!
-Melody aka RyandMysMom

Natalie said...

My goodness, you are talented! and so generous, too! I wanted to let you know I think you blog is superb! Thanks for the access to files. This helps me when I am designing my own and want to share! Come on over to my blog, too! http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com Happy New Year!
Natalie

Kelly said...

Another great creation Cindy, thank so much for sharing!!

Joy said...

Cindy, your creations are beautiful.

Glad you finally got the bird out!

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Dec. 30, 2009. Thanks again.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 30 Dec [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 31 Dec [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

sopranoannie said...

Hi Cindy!

Thanks for the lovely box. I'm sure I'll put it to good use. Have a wonderful New Year, and I hope you catch up on your sleep.

Ann

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. Thank you!

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! Very pretty. I can't wait to make it. TFS. Dawn

Anonymous said...

I love the hexagon box! Such a nice job....TFS

Susie

GrandmaD said...

What wonderful work. I love this box. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nanna said...

I love this box. Thank you for sharing. Your blog is beautiful.
Hope you have a wonderful new year.

Caroline said...

Cindy - thank you for sharing all of your creations. I love boxes!!! :-)

LAU said...

Love the box. Thanks for sharing

MjDidDoIt said...

this box is gorgeous!! Thanks for the beautiful gift of sharing the cut file. when i make something with it, i will post it on my blog and give you a link for it!! Molly

Lisa B said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful gift! I am soooo excited that this is for the design studio. All of the great files I see or SVG or for some other program I don't have! I can't wait to try my hand at this.

Happy New Year~

Deena said...

Thank you for sharing your file! You are just so talented!! I have so much to learn before I will ever be able to design at your level!

ddair said...

Absolutely love the "look" you created for your blog! Fantastic work. Love the box.Thank you for sharing your creations.
Diania

Anonymous said...

pretty box. thank you!

jazzy said...

Cindy
Happy New Year to you.
This is lovely. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Vicki W said...

Cindy - This is beautiful! I can't wait to give it a shot...I've never made one of your projects before - but I'm always up for trying something new ;-)
Thanks again!!!

buckeyesunshine said...

Cindy, Happy New Year!
thanks so much for sharing your talent and your creativity with all of us. I'm sure we will certainly be putting your designs to good use.
Connie in FL

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for sharing your file. It is gorgeous. Bear in mind though I have absolutely no idea what to do with it now!!! I'm only a newbie when it comes to the gypsy, let alone doing something with a file 80)

Anonymous said...

Dear Cindy,
Thank you so much for sharing this very elegant box. I have a lot of girls in my family and this one will definitely be a hit with them!!
Karen

Robyn said...

Wow! That is soooo beautiful! Thanks for sending me the link to your blog. I am now following!!

Audrey Frelx said...

I love this little hexagon box!

Audrey

Anonymous said...

Cindy,
Thank you for such a nice box design. I'm new to the CDS and this may just help inspire me to create and share files with all the other cricuts out there.
Dave S in Lawton OK.

AndreaA said...

Thank you so much for sharing this box. It will come in very hany for lots of different things.
You are very kind to share your hard work.

cinmfoster said...

Thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Cindy,
I've just found your site, and I am soooo excited! You do such beautiful work! You are so generous to share with those of us less talented! Thank you, thank you!
Susan

Rosy said...

such a pretty box I have DS but am getting my G tomorrow so excited, I can't wait to try this one out & checkout the rest of your blog
thanks so much for sharing
Rosy

Marjorie said...

I love the hexagon box. As you said, it just looks elegant! Thank you for sharing your file for this. Happy New Year to you.

MjDidDoIt said...

This is a lovely little box!! I can't wait to make one for my son's teacher for Valentine's day. Thank you so much for sharing your files!!

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Lifetime crafter, beginning with sewing clothes for my troll dolls when I was 5. Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2000. Wife of almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart and planning on 30 more! Mom to 2 great kids and one awesome new son-in-law. "Mom" to 3 furkids, Pomeranians Roxy and Lulu, and a Calico cat, Sugar aka "Miss Fattypants." Addicted to all things Disney!