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The beautiful Elegant Ascot Showcase die set contains 35 dies which you can use to create a gorgeous hat-box inspired gift box.

You can see my video below, where I show you how to make a different box and explain how some of the dies can be used for making cards.

What you will need

- Elegant Ascot Gift Box de set

- Craft Perfect Classic Card, Ivory

- Craft Perfect Smooth Card, Ivory (for handles)

- Craft Perfect Speciality Paper, Marshmallow Pink

- Silver Mirror Card

- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

- Craft Perfect Ribbon, Glacier grey 9mm and Sweet Pink 3mm

- Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

Step 1

Die cut 2 large circles and 3 smaller circles from ivory card and a smaller circle from Marshmallow Pink Paper.

Step 2

Die cut 2 ivory lid skirts, 2 ivory lid tabs and 2 Marshmallow Pink Stitched Strips.

Step 3

Fold in the side tabs on both of the lid tab dies, add glue and attach to one of the large circles. Align the score lines at the ends of the tabs and attach the second tab in the same way.

Step 4

Glue the second large circle on top to cover the glue tabs.

Step 5

Glue the pink paper to the lid skirts and shape with a bone folder.

Step 6

Glue these to the lid tabs.

Step 7

Glue the pink circle to a small ivory circle.

Step 8

Glue this to the top of the lid.

Step 9

Die cut 2 large side panels from ivory card and 2 pink decorative panels.

Step 10

Glue these together and shape with a bone folder.

Step 11

Attach these to a small ivory circle in the same way as you made the lid.

Step 12

Cut 2 ivory stitched strips and glue around the top of the gift box.

Step 13

Glue a smaller ivory circle to the base of the box to cover the glue tabs.

Step 14

Die cut 2 handles from the ivory smooth card, and 3 strap joins from silver card.

Step 15

Attach the 2 handle die cuts together by folding the tabs at one end of each through the strap join.

Step 16

Fold the tabs back and glue in place.

Step 17

Glue a strap join on the back to cover the glue tabs. Glue the other one on the front.

Step 18

Die cut 8 Handle Swivels, 6 Handle axles and 4 Handle Clasps.

Step 19

Glue 3 handle axles together and then glue onto a handle swivel, aligning the slits. Repeat.

Step 20

Glue 2 handle clasps together. Repeat.

Step 21

Place a handle clasp on top and add glue to the top of the axle (NB not on the handle clasp)

Step 22

Glue another handle clasp on top.

Step 23

Fold back the tab at one end of the handle and glue into the handle clasp. Repeat. Glue the remaining handle clasps on the back and front of the others as before to cover the glue tabs on the handle.

Step 24

This is how the handle should look now.

Step 25

Glue the handle clasps to each side of the lid.

Step 26

Use the small circle die with the patterned die to cut out a patterned circle and glue to the lid of the box. 

Step 27

Wrap a length of ribbon around the gift box and glue a bow on top.

Step 28

Use the dies shown to die cut a tag and attach to the handle with pink ribbon.

Step 29

The completed box!

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