With everything else that’s been going on, I’ve been involved in getting ready for quite a few holiday parties sponsored by many organizations to which I belong. For the most part, given that we’ve been so focused on making our home livable, I’ve been able to beg out of doing too very much. But I jumped at the opportunity to make the table favors for one of the groups that was having a party at which up to 100 people would be attending. Why did I jump at this? Because I knew how easy it is to make darling little favor boxes with the Stampin’ Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Box!
While I hadn’t yet bought this die set when I volunteered for this job, I had read reviews from many who had already used it and said you could even cut more than one of these out at a time with a die-cutting machine that I already owned. I tried it, and it worked wonderfully! While it might not work this well with all machines, it did fine with mine. So before you try it on good paper, you might try it on some papers that aren’t your favorite before using up all your fun papers!
All that’s needed to make the box is a 6″ x 6″ square of Designer Series Paper. For this project, I ordered a pack of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and one pack of the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. The “specialty” part for the Brightly Gleaming set is that it has copper accents on one side of each sheet, and for the Plaid paper the specialty part is lines of gold on one plaid side of each sheet. As we were going to be in a room with lights somewhat dimmed, I thought that the metallic elements in both the paper sets would gleam on the tables. And they did!
At first I was concerned about how the two different sets of papers would look together. But once I saw a box full of the treats, I realized that this was going to be a nice mix.In fact, one of the women who helped me put the boxes all together liked all of the designs so well that she occasionally used the “other” side of some of the papers. There’s a red piece with white dots peeking out at the bottom of this picture. She snuck that by me!!
Even though one set had copper elements and the other gold elements, I chose a gold braid from a local craft store to tie the boxes at the top. It worked out fine.
As to what you can put into this tiny box: We ordered some lovely small individually wrapped lilikoi cookies from a company called “Big Island Delights” here in Hilo, Hawai’i, and put one of those along with a green Andes Mint and a Red and Silver covered Hershey Candy Kiss in each box before closing it. Yes, all 3 of those fit inside these little boxes. They’re so big inside for such a tiny little package!
If you’ve got a party coming up, by all means, use this delightful die to make party favors!
Happy stamping – and partying!