by Eileen Hull
You probably have what you need to make this project in your kitchen cabinet. Give up? Read on ...
Writing a blog every week requires me to always be ever vigilant for new and exciting craft techniques. So while wrapping leftovers after dinner the other day, I was noticing what cool material heavy-duty foil was ... Hmmm. I took it down to the craft lab and gave it a whirl. I think you will agree – it was an experiment with a good result. An added bonus is that the inside of the box looks almost better than the outside! Here's how:
You will need:
- Big Shot Machine
- ScoreBoards XL Die – Box w/Lid
- Textured Impressions Embossing Folders – Floral Flourish & Vines Set
- Little Sizzles – Mat Board, 6" x 13"
- Zip Dry Paper Glue
- Heavy-duty foil
- Spray adhesive
- Silver Sharpie marker
- Spray adhesive foil to piece of mat board. Placing the foil facing the die, roll through the Big Shot Machine.
- Take the Lid off the Box and place it in the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Place on the Multipurpose Platform with no tabs and roll through the Big Shot.
- Fold up Box and Lid and secure with rubber bands to keep Box shape. Apply lines of Zip Dry Glue to all corners of boxes. Let dry.
- If desired, run silver marker around edges to cover white mat board edges.
- Finished size is 2 1/2" square x 1/1/2" tall.
Do you know anyone celebrating their silver anniversary? It's the perfect box for a small gift – jewelry, key to a new car or house ... I can also see these set out on all the tables as wedding favor boxes. This box is very versatile and easy to put together, especially if you have a lot to assemble.
If you would like to see a demo of some of the new ScoreBoards dies from the Celebrations collection, tune in today, March 22 at noon EST to Cool 2 Craft. I will be creating a project or two, and later in the show you'll have a chance to win two of the not-yet-released dies plus a package of mat board. If you miss it, catch the recording – it may be accessed 24 hours after the show airs.
From my (shiny!) studio to yours,