Saturday, August 29, 2015

A little box with some French flair

Hello blog friends! Today I have for share a tiny little box w/ dividers with a bit of French flair that you can use to organize some bits and baubles or give it away to a friend! Keep reading for the how-to...

To diecut the Box with Dividers, choose a double-sided patterned paper that's rich in French inspired colors and motifs. I picked one by Anna Griffin.
As the Sizzix Bigz XL dies are over 12" long, standard 12" x 12" scrapbook papers fall a bit short in length. To solve that problem, cut the 12" x 12" paper in two halves, each measuring 12" x 6". Lay the papers on the blade-side of the Bigz XL die Box with Dividers, slightly overlapping lengthwise, making sure to fully cover all the design elements, so when they come out of the Sizzix Big Shot machine, you have full pieces of the elements. I wanted my dividers to be in cream, so I cut cardstock and lay it over the divider sections of the die.
To diecut the Box with Dividers, create the following Sizzix sandwich: place the Box with Dividers die with papers on the blade side between two pieces of Sizzix Accessory Extended Cutting Pads and pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine.

Fold along the creases and put adhesive on them following this helpful PDF.

Press to attach the glued edges to assemble the Box with Dividers.

Insert the divider in the box.

To embellish the Box with dividers, you can use the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Sizzix Framelits Dies with Stamps from the Storage With Sophistication collection by French General.
Cut a couple of strips of cream cardstock. Place a strip in the French Words embossing folder from the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders French Words, Lace and Stiches set. Create a Sizzix sandwich by placing the French Words folder with paper inside it, between two Sizzix Texture Boutique Accessory Standard Embossing Pads and pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Texture Boutique machine.

You can ink the embossed strips of French Words to make the words more prominent.
Stamp a label on cardstock. You can stamp a number inside the label or handwrite a note. To diecut the label using the corresponding Framelits die from the Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamps - Labels & Numbers, create this Sizzix sandwich: lay a Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad on the Sizzix Accessory Standard Magnetic Platform, lay stamped image on the Standard Cutting Pad and put the Framelits die blade-side down to frame the stamped image. Cover with another Standard Cutting Pad and pass through the Sizzix Big Shot machine.

Attach one of the Embossed strips on the top side of the lid of the Box with Dividers. Wrap a Golden ribbon around and tie into a bow. Cover the ribbon on the bottom surface of the lid with the other embossed strip. Pierce a hole on the diecut label and tie it to the ribbon with some string. Organize your pretty laces in each compartment of the Box with Dividers.  Give it as gift or keep it on your desk - either way, it will delight you every time you see it :)

Here are the supplies I used to make today's project:
Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Box w/Dividers
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 3PK - French Words, Lace & Stitches Set
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamps - Labels & Numbers
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue and Teal)
Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint)
Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies
Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Extended, 1 PairSizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Only
Sizzix Texture Boutique Accessory - Embossing Pads, Standard, 1 Pair  
Others: patterned papers, adhesive, ribbon, string, ink


QuiltShopGal said...

I absolutely love this box. Total #CreativeGoodness. I can think of so many ideas for using this box. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

BTW - I also host a weekly #CreativeGoodness Linky Party every Friday. Would love to have you share your creativity, if you are so inclined.


Mou Saha said...

Hi QuiltShopGal, thanks for visiting my blog! I visited your blog too and looked at the links. You have got some beautiful quilts there! But I don't quilt or sew. So, I'm not sure if I would be a good fit for your blog. I'd be happy to share what I make, but just need to make sure that your readers won't mind a paper crafter in there.