Yesterday I showed off some of my last minute Valentine projects for the ladies who were coming to my New Catalog Open House today. Today, I’d like to focus on the little box that I made with the Sizzix Die called "Box #2."
This little box die has GOT to be the easiest way to make a little gift box that I’ve ever used! And the box is big enough to decorate and use to give little gifts such as jewelry and candy. It’s absolutely perfect for favors for parties of all kinds. With all the great new cover-weight Specialty Designer Papers that Stampin’ Up! now has, I can see that there will be little decorated boxes and weddings, graduations, and birthday parties; at Easter brunches; and end-of-year activities for schools and clubs.
But first about the dimensions. The Box is 3-3/4" wide, 2" high, and 1-1/4" deep. Here’s a picture of those measurements.
Here is a close up view of the Valentine’s Box I made yesterday, using a piece from the new "Sweet Slumber" Specialty Designer Paper and the Box #2 die. You can create 2 of these boxes out of one piece of 12" x 12" card stock or Specialty Designer Paper. The little dots on the paper are Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, and So Saffron. I decorated the box with Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon and card stock (punched with the Square Scallop Punch), and Ruby Red and Pretty in Pink card stock. The stamp is from the set, Dreams Du Jour.
Another thing that I promised yesterday was a hint about how to improve the box structure just slightly. There is a small flap on the lid which looked to me as if it wanted to be tucked inside the box (as I have in my box). However, the corners of that flap as just slightly too squared off to fit smoothly inside the box. So I used the Corner Rounder punch on those corners, and now the lid fits smoothly and perfectly inside the box.
If you’d like to make this little box, all you need is a Sizzix Big Shot starter kit and the Box Die #2! You can order both of these from Stampin’ Up! online, or you can call (808.854.6145) or e-mail me, and I’ll be glad to place the order for you.
Don’t forget, though, that, if you need a catalog, you can get one free from Stampin’ Up! between now and April just by placing an order online!