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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Die Cut Gift Box

I am a little late tonight in posting but better late than never!!! My day just got away from me and it's not over yet. I have been SO busy all day and it's winding down with some laundry and a bit of computer, including posting to my blog!

Tomorrow I am seeing someone that I probably won't see again until after Easter so I thought I would bring her the gift I made for her. I had made a bunch of these bracelets for a craft fair and I knew she would LOVE one so knowing her wrist size I custom made it for her. Since I will be seeing her tomorrow I HAD to make a box tonight for the bracelet so I can bring it with me tomorrow. Now there could be the problem. I hope I remember to bring it with me!!!

I made the box using the Sizzix Matchbox Die Cut. It's so easy to do and quick to put together. I find my problem lies in finding what color papers I want to use!!! It takes me a long time to figure that part out but once I do it's only a matter of minutes from cutting to completely assembled!!!

I used white card stock for the base of the box and I used the Sale-A-Brations decorative paper for the cover. The sponged green tag is from the Sizzlets tags and the stamped image is from the Stampin' Up! "Oval All" set. It fits in the new large oval punch perfectly. I used markers to color in the areas and I stamped it on white card stock. I sponged the edges in Bashful Blue and used Dimensionals to attach it to the box. Before I attached it I tied the Apricot ribbon on the box. I was amazed that it laid just right on top of the box. I am trying not to touch it or to look at it in the event that it moves and becomes crooked like they usually do for me!!! LOL

Now for what's inside. (Click on the photo for a closer view). It's a green glass pearl bracelet. I made a lot of these in cream for a craft fair that I opted out of this spring. I will be putting them up for sale in my web store in the next week or two. And maybe I'll make a few of the green ones to go in there too (if I have time to play with beads!!!).

Anyway, these boxes are so much fun to play with and what's nice is that I will never have to buy another gift box for my bracelets ever again!!! This is going to make Christmas 2009 a lot easier!!! I keep doing and finding things that are making my life so much easier and I wonder when I'm going to notice that it is getting easier????

Thank you for visiting my blog today,


Unknown said...

This is a beauty, love your bead choice ;)

Anonymous said...

How cute!! What a beautiful take!! :) TFS!

Erika M. said...

You did a great job with the box! I absolutely love the bracelet!!!