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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Sizzix Box

I had gotten the new Sizzix die from Stampin' Up! This box die is SO much fun!!! I think I'm going to wear this one out. Is that possible??? I'll let you know!!! LOL

I cut out my box using glossy card stock. It was SO cool. It scores and cuts at the same time. I just color, fold and tape/glue!!! Simple as that. See why I said I think I'm going to wear this die out????

Once I got the card stock cut I stamped my cute little jelly bean on it. That stamp is by PSX. I've had it for a LONG time and I dig it out every Easter to play with it. If you keep your stamps clean and conditioned (I use Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Mist to condition mine) they will last a VERY long time. Not so much with the clear stamps though. They are not rubber, they are made of polymer and they will yellow and stiffen up in time. Though the rubber ones will get brittle in time if they are not conditioned.

Anyway, back to "MY" jelly bean box!!! I used black StazOn ink because it's on glossy card stock. When I got done stamping the jelly beans I colored them in with markers. Then I colored each jelly bean with a white crayon. After I was done with that I inked up my brayer with Almost Amethyst and went over the entire surface of the box until the color was well blended. I did wipe it off with a paper towel when I was done. The ink will bead up on the waxed/colored areas.

Then I took a 1-1/8" punch and made my window in the front of the box. I punched one square and them just moved it over and punched again and once more to get the window wide enough and fairly even.

I took a scrap piece of acetate and glued it inside the box over the opening. I poured some jelly beans in a food safe baggie and placed that inside the box. I closed the cover and added a ribbon. As simple as that!!!

I have LOTS of plans for this box!!! I hope I find the time to do them all!! LOL

Thanks SO much for stopping by,


mudmaven said...

So cute! ~chris

Anonymous said...

How sweet!! I love those cute little jelly beans!! :) FUN!! TFS!

Unknown said...

Very cute!

Erika M. said...

Very cute!