Sunday, August 10, 2014

Introducing The Gable Box Die

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! I am very excited to be bringing you a new packaging die this month. The Gable Box Die (available August 15th) creates a 3 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 inch box (those are the dimensions of the squarish part at the bottom - there's more space overall) from one sheet of card stock. Just cut it twice and attach on the tabs for an adorable box that you can use for treats and gifts of all sorts. It's always easier for me when I can actually see something new in action, so let's get started!

For my first box, I wanted to go with an autumnal theme. I was thinking about how great it would be to have these little boxes at place settings for Thanksgiving.


I began by stamping two pieces of Kraft cardstock with one of the patterns from Autumn Pattern Pieces using Ocean Tides and Classic Kraft inks. Then, I die cut them with the new Gable Box Die and assembled my box. Next, I die cut the frame shape using the Fillable Frames #4 die and stamped the border using the coordinating set. I followed up with a sentiment from Autumn Acorns. I die cut and stamped a couple of leaves and an acorn from the same set. I attached the frame to the front of my gable box and then added the leaves. I just used adhesive down by their stems so I could curl them to give a bit of dimension. I finished up by adding the acorn with foam tape and embellishing with a tiny bow made with Rustic Cream Button Twine. The whole thing came together in minutes! It would be so easy to decorate a whole table with these lovelies.

And here's and extra photo just so you can see the difference in size between the new Gable Box Die and the previously released Tiny Take Out Box and Essential Pillow Box.


I wanted my second box to be a little more colorful and playful, so I put together a favor for a child's party.


I started by stamping the large outline dot from Polka Dot Basics onto Spring Rain cardstock using Fresh Snow ink. Then, I went back and filled in randomly using one of the solid dots from the same set in New Leaf, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, and Orange Zest inks. I die cut my box, but before I assembled it I die cut an opening from one of the pieces using the Limitless Layers: 2 3/4" Oval die. Then, I adhered a piece of clear cardstock to the back of the opening to create a window. One of the nice things about this box is that it's big enough to do techniques like this, but not so huge that you have a ton of space to fill. I continued by making a little tag with the Tremendous Tags Die and Do Me A Favor Tags. I tied my tag to my box (around the handle, through the hole in the tag, through the holes of a button, in a bow) after I had filled it with popcorn. An inexpensive treat for kiddos at a party (and not so much that it will ruin their appetites - between 3/4 and 1 cup).

Alrighty, friends! That's all for me today. Make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Laurie, and Lexie for more inspiration. I'll see you back here tomorrow with more Gable Box Die projects. You won't want to miss it. And you never know...I may have something up my sleeve that you haven't seen yet... Until next time, have a great day!

Recipes:
Thanksgiving Acorn Box
Stamps: Autumn Pattern Pieces, Fillable Frames #4, Autumn Acorns - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Gable Box Die (available August 15th), Fillable Frames #4 Die, Autumn Acorns Die Collection, Rustic Cream Button Twine - Papertrey; Foam Tape - Scotch; Scor-Tape

Popcorn Party Favor Box
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Do Me A Favor Tags - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest - Papertrey Ink
Other: Gable Box Die (available August 15th), Tremendous Tags Die, Limitless Layers: 2 3/4" Oval Die Collection, Enchanted Evening Button - Papertrey Ink; Green Apple Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Scor-Tape

34 comments:

June K said...

Love the new die, Lizzie. Your projects are so cute. I especially like the bright colored one with the clear sheet to be able to see the inside. Thanks for the comparison.

Anonymous said...

Great ideas you've shared, Lizzie.
What a way to wake up today!

Diana K said...

Love the gable box, Lizzie. It's an absolute must-have for me!

karen h said...

Love this little box! Adding the little window is such a great touch!

Kris said...

SOLD me on the gable die right from the start!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Lizzie, If I had the ability to write this in 20 foot letters, I would
THANK YOU for the Gable box!!!!!!!!
I have been wanting one for SO LONG!
I am in box heaven!
You did an amazing job on it. THANK YOU for putting the other two boxes in your picture. Now I know EXACTLY how big it is.
THANK YOU (can you tell I am a little excited???)
Susan

Luvpurple said...

I knew I heard a scream when my sister, Susan saw this box. It is so cute! Awesome box.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love, love, love the tattersall plaid box…every thing about it is gorgeous!!!!!!

3 Happy Crafters said...

Love the new treat box, Lizzie! Was wondering if a gift card would fit inside? I'm always on the lookout for new and fun ways to package up those gift cards for the teachers and bus drivers! :)
Thanks!

Lizzie Jones said...

A gift card would definitely fit. I hope that helps!

Marybeth said...

Wonderful box and projects, Lizzie!

Kathie B said...

I really like these wonderful little boxes. They are so perfect for party favors or little gifts...

nancy said...

I can picture a Thanksgiving table with your boxes as place cards, Lizzie. Fabulous job on the die and your creations.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the treat boxes. Thanks for the fun ideas.

Holly Saveur said...

gorgeous!!

Lisa Petrella said...

This new gable box die looks AWESOME!! Love your sample projects!

Becky Selecman said...

Love this new die. The possibilities are endless, especially with all the upcoming holidays - Halloween, Christmas. Can't wait until the 15th!

Kathy H said...

These are great and its the perfect time for them Getting ready for all the holidays.

Becky Selecman said...

My first thought was, cute, but I don't need it. After seeing your samples, my second thought was, "What was I thinking? Of course, I NEED it." Thanks for the great ideas. It's on my wish list for sure.

Pam Young said...

Great box die!! Love your projects!!

Unknown said...

Great ideas for using the gable box die. Thanks.

see mary stamp said...

I love little boxes, especially little gable boxes. This is wonderful!

Kelli B. said...

What a great goodie box! I love the plaid pattern you used! What a fun idea! I am going to have to add this to my order this month!

Petti said...

Love the idea!

Lindsey said...

Wow, Lizzie! These are fantastic.

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