Monday, November 26, 2012

Petite Purse Die Box

I was REALLY excited to get the new purse die in my recent Stampin' Up! order, but with so many holiday obligations, I wasn't sure when I'd find the time to or occasion to make pretty, girly purses. Then I realized that so many of our container dies can be made into boxes but cutting multiples and then cutting down and assembling them in creative ways. So I decided to take a stab at this one and it turned out pretty cute. I learned a few things along the way and am excited to try it again and refine my technique. This time I will document what I did so I can tell you all about it!  Until then, take a look at this one, made with our Petite Purse Bigz L die run through our Big Shot. I used Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, some retired ribbon (so glad I bought this...I never regret owning ribbon and I always find uses for fact, this ribbon taught me two things: use the things I buy more quickly so that if I love it, I can buy more before it's too late, and two, if you love something, buy it and you will find a use for it!), our Be of Good Cheer designer series paper, neutrals designer buttons, and linen thread, and our new snowflake die (I can never resist snowflake products. Oh, and lots of sticky strip. Sticky strip is your friend in this project! Come back soon, and I will try to have a tutorial posted on how to create this box yourself.

 This is a view of the inside.  I think next time I'm going to line the inside with patterned paper.  Or make the whole box from patterned paper.  I was worried it wouldn't be sturdy enough but when it's fully and with the use of sticky strip, it's pretty solid.  The container holds about 20 Hershey's Kisses, and still folds shut nicely.  I'm thinking these will be my gifts for my co-workers this year.

The next project I wanted to share with you is a greeting card I made using the same Be of Good Cheer designer series paper.  But this time, I followed a sketch from the June 2012 CardMaps.The owner of that site, Becky Fleck, does a wonderful job of providing free scrapbook page and card layout sketches.  In addition to the DSP, I used the Ornament Keepsakes bundle from our Holiday Mini catalog, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, and cardstock in Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.
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