OK lets get started....1st the box
cut a piece of card stock to 11" x 8" then score along the long side at 3", 4", 72 and 8" then turn and score along the short side at 31/4" and 4 1/4".
then following the cutting guide pictured below remove the areas shaded. the solid lines are to be cut and the dashed line means a scored line.
once you've cut the card reinforce the score lines with a bone folder and choose your patterned paper.
you're going to apply the patterned paper before you make the box up.
cut 2 pieces measuring 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
2 pieces measuring 3 3/4" x 2 5/8"
2 pieces measuring 3 3/4" x 7/8"
1 piece measuring 3" x 2 3/4"
now attach as pictured below
then take the 2 pieces that measure 3 3/4" x 2 5/8" and cut one diagonally from top left to bottom right and the other from top right to bottom left as below
now apply to the triangular sections as below
now turn the card over and apply the remaining pieces as shown below
now apply adhesive as per the red sections below
fold the side s in to create the box.
Now how to make the thistle
1st punch 3 bell shapes from the Stampin' Up! bell punch from the 2016 autumn/winter catalogue in purple. then another in green for the stem. I then die cut 2 leaves from the pretty pines thinlits dies from Stampin' Up! in green.
now trim the bells as shown below
next snip into the top of the bells to create a fringe effect and layer as below
then add the green bell and leaves as below
well i hope that this all makes sense!