Friday, February 5, 2010

Petal Card Die Box

I've been exploring some of the uses for the Petal Card Die for my Big Shot machine.  Who knew that this die could be used for so much more that the expected basic Petal Card?  I've made a hanging heart candy holder, a square candy holder, corner bookmarks and a hanging heart box so far; today I have a darling little box that is useful for so many occasions!

I cut a 5.5" square of Basic Black cardstock and scored it with the scoring blade on my  12" Paper Trimmer 1.5" from each edge to make the base of the box.  For the lid, I stamped a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the desired image; I used the I {Heart} Hearts set and stamped the filagree heart in Basic Black and the dotted line heart in Real Red.  This was die cut with the Big Shot and the Petal Card Die then folded on the score lines.  Scallop Circle Punches of Real Red like little red petticoats peek out from (and form) the corners of the lid for a colorful element!

A tie of luxurious Real Red Satin Ribbon encircles the box; hearts stamped with the same set, punched with the Small Heart Punch (new!) and the Trio Heart Punch are adorned with a single red Rhinestone Brad and set atop the box for the final touch!

The final dimensions of the box are 2.5" square by 1.5" deep.  Can't you just see these boxes used for everything from handcrafted gift boxes for those very special small gifts, wedding and shower favors, Valentine's, birthdays or any occasion.  Just stamp and decorate accordingly and you'll make a big hit with them!

***Remember that $2. from every I {Heart} Hearts set purchased until February 28 will be donated to the Haiti relief fund by Stampin' Up!***

The color scheme of Red, Black and White is this Friday's Blogger's Challenge also!  You may check here to see the list of talented players and see what they have done with this challenge!  (Not everyone is able to participate every week).

Stamps:  I {Heart} Heart set #118571 (clear mount)
Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Petal Card Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 12" Paper Trimmer w/ cutting and scoring blades, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Small Heart Punch, Trio Heart Punch.

Thanks for dropping by.  I plan to post the Hanging Heart Box made with the Petal Card die tomorrow!

Margaret

24 comments:

Claudia said...

this is just the cutest box. I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing the instructions too!!!

Chrissy D said...

VERY CUTE! Love the elegance of the red, black and white. I too appreciate the instructions!

Ida P. Krause said...

Great project..it looks fabulous.

RavenRT said...

What a cute little box! I love t hat it's a project that requires minimal time while looking very classy, and cute!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Gorgeous box, Margaret! I love everything about it!

Robin Merriman said...

Oh Margaret - I love this and am SO Casing you at my next stamp class! Cute, cute, cute!

GCgirl said...

Adorable! I will definitely attempt making one (as soon as I get that die of course)!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute - very creative use of the die!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful box Margaret! Very elegant! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great project! I love your box- looks great in the color for this week too! TFS

Patti Chesky said...

When I first saw this die, I didn't need it. Now, with all the wonderful things it's used for. I NEED IT.....bad!!!!

Your project is stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

Lisa said...

Love this! Great project! Just perfect for Valentine's Day!

Connie said...

I love this Margaret! Of course, the colors are striking, but that is the perfect little box! That Petal die is so versatile!

Lori said...

What a fun way to use that versatile die!

rozie640 said...

Margaret, your box is awesome!! Love everything about it and the colors just pop. Thanks for sharing!

Tami Black said...

Not only do I love the box, I love that you shared the instructions! Great use of the color and what a clear idea to use this die for a box. I'm going to case this one -- I can see putting in single small stamps for a giveaway at workshops, etc. This is way too cute....

Connie Paxman said...

I really have to admire people who can make boxes...I never have..
Yours is a showcase...vey elegant.
connie paxman

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love your project and Love all the things you can do with this die!! TFS!

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty...such a cute box! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fabulous box idea! I love the way you used the color combo, too! Wonderful!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

I'm so glad that you entered! Great petal box... I'll definitely be showing this to my club girls! Thanks for playing with us at www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

This is soo cute! I think I will CASE this at my next workshop as part of my hostess gift! :-)
Thanks again for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

njburk said...

ADORABLE!!!! So glad you got to play along, nola

Sandra Farrell said...

Very cute - we're so glad you came to play at Stampin' Royalty.

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