Sizzix Inspiration | Enjoy Today Altered Gift Box by Audrey Pettit

Hi everyone, it's Audrey, here with some quick Sizzix Inspiration. Today I'm going to share a fast and easy way to dress up a plain old gift box using decorative strip dies.

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I love giving pretty gift packages, but store bought fancy wraps can be quite pricey. That's why I like to make my own using my never-ending stash of scrapbook papers, and then add a few finishing touches with my Sizzix dies. It's fast and easy, and allows me to personalize my packages to perfectly suit my gift recipient. And better yet, it's a lot of fun.

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For my gift box, I started with a plain box from one of those big box chain stores, covered the lid with pretty papers, then added a big bow, thanks to the help of the Sizzix Decorative Strip Die by Tim Holtz. I used papers from Authentique. This is their beautiful Harmony collection.

It just takes moment to go from this...

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To this...

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To create the bow, die cut patterned paper using the Bow-Tied Decorative Strip Die. I ran the die through my Big Shot machine several times so that I would have multiple bow shapes to layer together. For my bow, I used three of the largest bow shapes and two of the smallest. To die cut using the Decorative Strip dies, use the following Sizzix sandwich: Extended Multipurpose Platform, One Decorative Strip Cutting Pad, then the Decorative Strip Die (cutting side up), then paper, topped by the second Decorative Strip Cutting Pad.

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Once I had my bows die cut and assembled, I simply staggered the shapes, stacking them together and adhering in the center with tacky glue. A pretty button in the center finishes the bow perfectly. Then for a fun accent, I tucked a few banners die cut using the Tattered Curvy Banners Decorative Strip Die around the bow.

So fast and easy, right?

Audrey

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