Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Sending Love" with a Petal Card Die Box

Today is another chapter in using the Petal Card Die!  You can actually make a 2.5" "cube" box with it!  Cool, hmm??

Cut four Petal Card diecuts with the Big Shot and the Petal Card Die in cardstock of your choice.  Trim one "petal" scallop off each diecut at the score line (A).  Lay the diecuts face down on your work surface then overlap the scallop on the side opposite of where the scallop was removed onto the straight edge of the die cut (see picture B).  Adhere them with Mono Adhesive, Glue Stick or Sticky Strip.  This will give you a line of four petal cards glued together.  (C)

 Turn this over and decorate the sides of your box while it is flat; it's much easier now than later!  : )  Then crease all the score llines and assemble your box by adhering the last scallop and straight edge.  You're almost finished!

Crease the score lines to make the bottom of your box then fold these scallops in like you close a four flap box (half of each flap will be showing, see pic on left below).  You may add a little adhesive to the flaps now if you wish but it will hold some weight even without glue. Now set the box right side up and crease the top flaps and fold in the same manner.  Add a beautiful ribbon such as the Pink Satin Ribbon from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and Viola!  You're finished!  

Now tuck some delicious treat or small but special gift inside, tie on a bow and you're ready for the occasion!  Anyone would be delighted to receive such an enchanting little box with a treasure inside!

Great for shower, party or wedding favors also!

My red box features Real Red and Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Sending Love Designer Series Paper (already glittered!) and luscious Pink Satin Ribbon.  All products by Stampin' Up!

 Thanks for coming by today!  Wishing you a good day!  Leave me a shout out by clicking on "comments" in the tiny letters at the end of today's post and let me know if this post was helpful!?  THANK YOU!


p.s.  Save the scallops you cut off when you make your box; we will be using them for another project with this die!  ...  to be continued...   : )   


e_donaldson said...

This is So cute! I've made a heart purse out of this die, but not a box. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

- Elizabeth

Connie Stewart said...

Margaret, thank you for posting the pictures on how to put this together. I don't think I was picturing it assembled this way so you pics are awesome! Can't wait to make one!!!!


Susan Mac Donald said...

Margaret--this is sensational! thank you for posting this for the cyber world; I *need* that die, as so many projects are being done with it; again, big stamping thanks!

Peggy said...

OOOO! such a great idea!! In fact, you can even save yourself a smidge of c/s by die cutting with the c/s not laying over the petal you suggest we cut off. We are expecting another 10-20 inches of snow today, on top of the 22 we got the other day so this idea will be fun to play with while I am house bound. ....I'll bet it would look cool if you alternated colors...red pink red pink..
thanks for the great instructions


Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

just so brilliantly done!
holly I love your thought pattern
so totally amazing I am so glad you shared this idea with us!
Thank YOU

Margaret Raburn said...

Peggy, that is a good idea to lay your cardstock on the die so as to not have to cut off a scallop. But it you do have to cut off scallops, save them because there is another Petal Card Die project that we can use these with! to be continued.... :)

sharon said...

Thanks for showing how you made this. I guess I was overthinking how to make it. LOL
sharon L

Lisa Bohler said...

You are so clever! What a GREAT idea and use for this die! Adorable!!!!

Barbara said...

Margaret....ALL your ideas with this die are just FABULOUS!! I am so happy that I just received this die....NOW I have lots of things to try!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

This is such a neat idea! Thanks so much for sharing this -- and all your great ideas with this die!

craftystamper said...

Margaret - I just love the creative uses you have put this die to. What you have done is astounding. Thanks for sharing

Fran Kennedy said...

Margaret....love the petal box and thanks so much for sharing the visuals to put it together....

Anonymous said...

I love this box. Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to make some of my own.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I knew the Petal Card Die was used but now I know HOW!!!!

Linda H
Sacramento, CA

Jeria said...

You are a Wizard! thanks

Peggy said...

Margaret I am excited to hear what you are doing with the cut off petals - I saw a post the other day that kinda challenged my mind to think of a way to do that with another project. I am such a tree hugger that I just love the idea of using the scraps!! If you are interested, I am posting my two tone petal box on Saturday. Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

Charity Lawson said...


I made two of these for my husband for Valentine's Day. He is diabetic and I can never find sugar free candy pre-packaged for Valentine's Day so this was perfect for me!


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