Friday, August 12, 2011

Altered Fancy Favor Box

I saw a similar box created by SU Demonstrator Chris Galbraith in my August Stampin' Success Magazine.  I added a few different techniques and accessories to come up with a different way to create this altered Fancy Favor Gift Box.

I first cut a piece of Always Artichoke Cardstock using my Big Shot and the Fancy Favor Box Bigz xl Die.  When you cut out your box you will have a leftover piece of paper that works great for the handle.  I attached this to the box using brads.  To make the box look larger, I then took my Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die and cut two squares to attach to both sides of the box.  I embellished the front with a piece of Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze and Whisper White Cardstock.  Next I used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die and cut out the large scallop circle using Baja Breeze Cardstock.  I added my stamped and punched sentiment, as well as some retired felt flowers to dress it up. 

If you don't have the Scallop Square Die, you can use your Scallop Edge Border punch to make your own scallop squares.  That is what Chris did for her box.  But, I took the easy way out and just cut two scallop squares instead!

Now, all you need to do is add your gift! 

For today's gift box I used the following:
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke 12 x 12 #124614, Always Artichoke #105119, Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Always Artichoke #105219, Baja Breeze #111833
Stamp Set:  Perfect Punches #117022 wood or #120517 clear, Bring on the Cake #121899 wood or #121958 clear
Punches:  3/16" Corner #119871, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854, 13/8" Circle #119860
Embellishment:  Neutral Brads #119736
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die #115965, Extended Cutting Pad #113478, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die #115950, Perfect Penants Bigz L Die #123126, Dimensionals #104430

1 comment:

Traci D said...

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www.thelogicalstamper.blogspot.com

Thank you!
Traci