Monday, January 9, 2012

It's in the bag...

That is the theme of this month's Clear and Simple Group Project!  We are breaking out the new CSS favor box dies, and sharing some fun ways to package up those goodies!  

Here is a fun little treat box I created!  Keep reading and I will show you how I did it!  And I have lots of pictures...so its a long post!  :)

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To make my "sweet treat" box, I used this die...
Now hang on with me here....I have lots of pics to share!  When I got this die, I realized the platform on my Big Shot was not big enough!  But I was still able to cut it out and it was very easy!  Here you can see how much of the die hangs off...


I ran it through until it hit the end of the platform...


And then rolled it back through.  I just carefully slide the die and paper back through....


And then rolled it through again.  


If you don't pull it all the way out, the paper that is already cut stays snugly in the die and won't move so you can slide it down and finish the cut.  


I cut one in pink and one in red....


Then with my trimmer, I cut the tops off of each box...




After the top is cut off, I took my Fiskars Cloud Scissors and added the scalloped border.  You can cut the box shorter for a smaller box or keep it longer for a taller box.


I bent the pink box in slightly on the sides, just so the red "top" would fit down easily.



And there you have it!  A super easy box with a decorative lid!  Then decorate!


And here is the box together one more time!  I added a CSS tag die with the little owl from Taglines: Little Critters and some saddle stitch ribbon from Hobby Lobby!

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All of the other DT girls have some fun things to share too!  Here are the links...









Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a good day!

24 comments:

  1. Such a creative project Laurie!!! I am definitely doing this!

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  2. Love the demo on the box...very helpful! I love the way you offset the sweet little owl!

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  3. Super cute. No wonder that die is expensive - it's huge! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. You have wowed me again Laurie with your awesome box! I love boxes and I love your creative take, clever!!!

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  5. Oh how smart are you! I am so glad you found a way to make the big bag work! And I LOVE how you used it in your own way and scalloped the edge of one. SO FUN! Super cute tag too, girl!

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  6. Adorable and so very inventive of you!! Cute little owl tag too:)

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  7. seriously adorable and perfect for valentines!

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  8. Adorable!!
    And so perfect for kiddies classes!
    Love the red and pink combo...
    and that scalloped edge!

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  9. Cute cute cute! I don't eat sweets, but this darling little box would be treat enough for me! I especially love how you stamped the owl on the tag!

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  10. Aw, too cute! I love that owl tag, too.

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  11. Totally adorable little box and the owl is a perfect touch :)

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  12. How cool! These dies were too big for my wizard, too. So I finished cutting by hand. Love how you modified them to make the size an asset!

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  13. A seriously sweet box (pun kinda intended there! hee!) along with a super tutorial!
    I love that you didn't let your die-cutting plates prevent you from playing with that die! Genius!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  14. Seriously fantastic Laurie! I LOVE the pics of the process, thanks for sharing. I think I "need" this die!

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  15. Love that little owl stamped off the side of the tag - perfect!

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  16. I love how you altered the box slightly, the decorative edge is just so pretty...cute tag too :)
    Jenny x

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  17. Awesome post Laurie and awesome tutorial. Such a cute, cute box that you created and altered.

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  18. A-MAZ-ING!!!!!!!!!!! Love this and that little owl on the tag! FAB!

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  19. stop NOW!!! I must get this set! This box is adorable Laurie!!!

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  20. This is soooo cute!! I thought I had commented already! I love how you put this box together and loved seeing it in person too! My set comes Monday!! :)

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  21. I'm in love with your "bag"!!! Love the demo on how you created the top. So outside the box, I love it!

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