Posted on March 3, 2017 by creativeunblock
I’ve always been a fan of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, but the latest entries are sending me over the moon!
I love this pop-up box die:
The box folds flat to fit into an A2 envelope. Genius!
Here are some other fun finds from Lawn Fawn:
Clever dies to create boxes and stitching guides….
… and just overall cuteness…
Thanks for checking in!
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Posted on October 15, 2015 by creativeunblock
Can you ever have enough gift box or bags? Obviously not!
Here’s a project I made using an old matzoh box (yes, left over from Passover!) and some old calendars (from Cavallini).
I love boxes. I love using up scraps. This was a project made in scrappy heaven.
Here’s the original box.
Notice how the covering is just that, a covering? So I could easily strip it off to get to the plain box:
I then used some heavy duty double sided tape and glue to fold the flaps to the inside. I clipped them until the glue was dry:
This beautiful calendar was the perfect cover:
To make the handle, I just poked holes in the sides and threaded some ribbon through, knotting the ends inside the box.
A little Stickles glitter glue for sparkle and I’m done:
Now, who do I give this to????
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Posted on October 12, 2015 by creativeunblock
In preparation for an upcoming craft project for Craftideas magazine, I’ve been playing with Duck brand Duck Tape®. Here’s a quick Halloween project using the tape and a recycled shipping box:
I’ll just toss some candy in there and be ready for any trick-or-treaters! For this box, I simply took the roll and started wraping it around the box, cutting where I needed to using a non-stick scissor. I used three layers so I’d have enough to cover the raw edges at the top of the box.
I’ve been having a little too much fun re-purposing various boxes (boxes my husband keeps trying to throw out!)
Here’s another quick one that went from this….
I love the way the box was cut — a perfect way to hold some cards:
For that box, I used a sheet (instead of rolls). I set the box down on the paper-covered side of the sheet, then did a rough trace of the bottom and sides to get my cutting lines. I peeled off the lining and set the box bottom in the middle. Then I just folded up the sides, making slices where I needed to overlap or maneuver the tape. (I put the box on a large cutting mat and used a craft knife to slice. I didn’t worry about being neat or precise.)
These are so fast and easy, you’ll want to cover every blank surface!
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Posted on December 19, 2014 by creativeunblock
This darling little box die (Curvy Keepsake Box) from Stampin’ Up! (and Sizzix) is perfect for holiday gift giving.
How cute are these? I love the way the box closes — slits in two of the flaps slip right over the teeny handle. (I think they could be hung on a Christmas tree.)
Here’s a close up:
I’m going to fill these with chocolate kisses to give to some co-workers. And then I’m going to make more for Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for stopping by!
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