Hey all! Melissa here today with a little spin on a traditional die! So I have to confess that I ordered this heart die with the idea of a Valentine's Day chocolate box in mind, but just couldn't wait a few more months to put it to use. So I did the only thing I could think of doing in this time of need - flip it upside down, use some green paper, and turn that heart into a tree!
To create the tree boxes, I used Eileen Hull's Heart Box Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die, green/turquoise construction paper, and sequins. To create the sandwich, I layered an Extended Cutting Pad, the XL Heart die, the paper, and then another Extended Cutting Pad on top. Once assembled, I drew on some light strands with a black marker, glued on some gold sequins, and then filled the box with candy. Although you can't see it very well in the picture, I also added some texture to a few of the boxes using the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders. I love how they give the boxes more dimension and add a knitted texture to the paper!
The last step to these tree boxes was to create those cute little stars using the Stephanie Barnard's Christmas Trees Sizzix Triplits. I created a sandwich of the Magnetic Platform, a Standard Cutting Pad, the Triplits star die, wax paper, colored construction paper, and then another cutting pad on top. Because of the intricacy of Thinlits, placing wax paper between the Triplits Die and your material will help you to them remove easier. I then used adhesive to stick the star on top of the tree and called it a day!
I can't wait to use this heart die in a few months for Valentine's Day, so stay tuned...I'm not done with this one quite yet!
- Small Popsicle Sticks
- Black Marker