Yesterday it looked like summer had finally arrived! But it hasn’t! It was just peeping its head around the door! At least hubby had a good day in the garden and the front looks lovely. He’s out there again today, hoping to get the back garden finished before the rain arrives!
I was very pleasantly surprised at the size of the finished box. The base is 2 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ the height to the start of the slanted top is 2 1/4″ and the overall height is 4 1/8″. It will certainly hold a lot of goodies.
This die set also includes three dies that will cut holes in the top of the box depending what type of closure you want; there are three dies that could be used for labels, tags or for creating windows in the box; there’s a heart and also the word YUM! You can see a picture of all these dies on page 191 of the current catalogue.
As this was my first play, I concentrated on making a straightforward gift box. I started with Whisper White cardstock and die cut two main pieces. I really don’t think our regular Designer Series Paper (DSP) is strong enough to make this box because the box is too big.
I cut six pieces of a Melon Mambo and Whisper White design from the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP. Using Melon Mambo Ink and the border stamp from the Floral Phrases Stamp Set, I decorated the top of the two pieces that were for the top part of the box and then I decorated the bottom part of the four pieces that were going to go on the bottom part of the box – I love this stamp!
I adhered all the pieces in place using Tombow. Then I used a hand held 1/4″ circle punch to make two holes at the top for the ribbon. I used the only Melon Mambo Ribbon I have which is retired.
I chose two dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and die cut them from some Melon Mambo Cardstock – they were the words FOR YOU and the bow, which is the bow I now use for butterflies’ antennae!
I was thinking about decorating the other three sides but decided not to as I had added the border all round. I painted the die cuts with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen before adhering them in place on the box.
The final touch was the butterflies. They’re from Papillon Potpourri and I stamped them in Melon Mambo Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I punched them out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch and adhered them by their body and added three pearls along their body. I also added a large pearl to the centre of the die cut bow.
I have a couple of ideas what I’d like to do with this die set so they are now on the list with lots more other ideas already in the queue! LOL!
That’s about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.