Sunday, February 08, 2009

This is a really fun and quick gift for Valentines Day, or really any occasion. This is a box made from the exclusive Top Note Die for the Big Shot.

Materials: chip board, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red card stock, Love You much stamp set, Candy Lane Designer series paper, flower from the pretties kit, button bouquet,scallop edge punch,Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and one inch double stitched grosgrain ribbon.

This project is my take on the box shown on page 80 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.

I used chipboard that was 4x6 inches. I used the Anywhere glue stick and glued the designer paper to the chipboard. I then ran it through the the Big Shot to cut it out. I stamped the Love on whisper white in Riding Hood Red. I used the scallop edge punch on both ends and inked it. Using a quickie glue pen I filled in the love and then used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

For the box part it was trial and error.......mostly error. LOL

I cut 2 pieces of Riding Hood Red card stock 41/4x 51/2. The first piece I scored at 1 inch on all sides. On each corner the score lines will make a square, I cut one of those down to the first score line. I know this is as clear as mud, so if you need pictures let me know.

I then folded it to make the bottom of the box. I used the Scor pal for this project, so to make the second part of the box you need to make it a little bigger or smaller than one inch. I made it smaller, I lined my paper up to the first tick on the score pal and scored at the one inch mark.

The second box is made the same way as the first.
(view from the side)

I set my box on my chipboard cutout and traced it with a pencil. I used sticky strip to adhere it. Then I put my box together. I tied the ribbon around the box, to finish it up. This can be filled with paper wrapped Hershey Nuggets or other candy or trinkets.

(Open View)
These boxes are easier to make the more you do them. I really like these and intend to use them a lot as little gift boxes.

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