Colour INKspiration: Hexagon Box Tower

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I am so excited this week to be a Guest Designer on the new Colour INKspiration challenge site and joining the wonderful Colour INKspiration Crew for their 4th blog hop as they reveal all the creations to inspire you for this fortnights challenge colours. 

Joining in on the challenges is super easy all you have to do is click here to join us and then share your wonderful creations using the fun colour palette each fortnight.  

Now you may have come here from the lovely Paula Dobson’s blog and already be part way through the hop so I am really hoping I have done justice to this week’s amazing set of inspiring colours …


After having a little play around I finally decided to play to my strengths this week and go for a 3D item and one that I have actually been busting to make ever since I first saw the Window Box Thinlits Dies from Stampin’ Up! in the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Hey Chick Hexagon Stack Boxes

I am sure you have seen the amazing projects that people have been coming up with using these Dies and most of them are ideas that I also immediately thought of – double height and width box versions, cutting the box horizontally etc.  but the one other thing I also wondered was whether they would make a quick easy way to create the old tower boxes we used to make by hand – you know when we used to make individual origami square boxes and then placing them in a wrap with a lid on top?

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Hey Chick Hexagon Stack Boxes Open Stack

Well as it turns out, yes they do!  The Window Gift Box die makes it super fast and easy to create the boxes for your stack and the measurements for the wrap are also amazingly simple. 

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Hey Chick Hexagon Stack Boxes Open

For this version of the box I decided not to include a lid as my treats just looked so much better peeking out the top of the stack  but adding a lid is a cinch and I will have another post later this week with an example of that version.

I also decided to make a video on the basic construction of the tower boxes in case anyone wants to try these for yourself – it is a little long (much longer than any other video I have made) as I decided to include a few extra tips for the Window Box Thinlits as I went along …

Now you must pop over to Bronwyn Eastley’s amazing blog to check out her amazing creation for this fortnight’s colour combo ….

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  1. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing this Tanya xx

  2. Kelly Kent says:

    I’d love to spend some time in your mind Tanya – your creativity is amazing! So keen to try this one out. Welcome to the crew! Kelly x

    • Stamping T! says:

      Thanks Kel … not too sure the chaos in my mind is a great place to spend time LOL … but definitely a crafting catch-up when I get some time in the ‘west’ 😉

  3. another Wow project Tanya x and welcome to the crew x

  4. Julia Quinn says:

    Totally fabulous! What a brilliant idea to use these gorgeous window boxes! Welcome to the crew!

  5. Paula Dobson says:

    I knew you would knock a 3D project out of the park! Great video, welcome to the team and see you in Auckland xox

  6. Petra says:

    How clever!! Brilliant use of these colours!

  7. So glad you wowed with this amazing creation. You do them so well.

  8. Kim Oliver says:

    Love this project and your video is great too thanks so very much for sharing.

  9. Rose Packer says:

    Well done on your first crew post….. Awesome project Tanya. I’ll be coming back to watch that video real soon.

  10. Pauline says:

    Great project with the die set! Way to think “outside” the box! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Welcome again, Tanya. Absolutely adore your gift box full of goodies. x

  12. Mel Pagano says:

    Welcome Tanya to the crew! What a clever project!!! Love it.

  13. Rebecca S says:

    Oh I love it, I’m going to give this a try. You make it look easy ish.

  14. Lisa J says:

    Great job!! Love it!
    I have pinned directions for this type of box but have yet to try one. I just got this die set so guess what I’m going to be doing??……lol While watching, I thought of a 3rd way to close up and secure everything. Take the string (or narrow ribbon), secure to the lid as you did, then take a large, decorative headed brad and attach to the front. Then to close it up, bring the string down, catch the brad, then go around the box and back to the brad and wrap around a couple of times. Sounds good in my head but I’ll have to give it a try.

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