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Oooh!  I just LOVE how this take-out box turned out–I used my BIGZ take-out die (with my Big Shot machine)–Seriously, I don't think I've ever made a gift box so FAST!  Lolly–talk 'bout yer instant grat!!!

Please note that I'm not sure about ALL BIGZ dies, but, I do know this one requires paper at least 12" long–I cut a 12 x 12" sheet into two 6 x 12" and that's all I needed for the box. It's a nice size box, actually (3 1/4" x 2 5/8" x 3 1/4"), and perfect for a small gift!  

I sneaked a peek of the coming Vine Border on the tag–I am LOVING this border–it has just a few delicate swirls at one end, with the leaves and a single, almost tulip-like blossom at the other!  This was a challenging project to film–prolly due to the plain white backdrop.  I've had a heckuva time trying to get the true colors balanced in this, even with Photoshop.  So, this is as good as it gets.  The Blush color got washed out–over exposed, methinks.  So, it looks white, even tho it's really this pale, yet plush color of pink that I adore.


Pink and black, with hints of green are fun to put together–I think the green just sets off the pink and black even more so?

Have you ever tried the Fiskars Squeeze punches?  The Chip Off the Old Block is one of my favorites–makes doing those angled corners for tags so easy!   I have (both) the corner rounders, too!  They're WICKED!!!  They punch like buttah–I'm pretty keen on the fact that I can actually punch through my card CLOSED, and round two corners at once, instead of having to punch each corner separately, with the card open.

Last time I was down at the A Muse shop, I picked up some spools of pretty tulle in pink and chocolate brown–This is probably my favorite way to embellish a package–it makes the best, airy and fluffy BOWS!  I found the wired pom poms in the gift wrap section at Michael's a loooooong time ago and hadn't ever figured out what to use the dang stuff for. Then, it occurred to me as I was doing up this box that I could just tuck a few snippets of it into the bow and, because they're wired, they'd kinda float around among the tulle.

DANG!!!  I AM BRILLIANT!!!  (deep chortling today.  deep.)

OK, I've had my fun little break and now I must get back to kitting.  Lots and lots of kitting.  LOL!


All stamp images, Clear Twinkle Sticker, Palm Sheer Ribbon and Blush paper by A Muse Artstamps; Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Lime Pastel; Paper flower by Prima

  1. ok….I have had my eye on this die for AGES. You just sold me (maybe I should suggest to Sizzix that you get a commission?!hehe) This is DARLING!!

  2. Beautiful indeed. I JUST got this die yesterday and you have inspired me to try and make something yummy with it.

  3. What a perfect little package you’ve created! I love it, Julie.

  4. Love this! I’ve been collecting ideas for shower and wedding favors! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  5. The tag is so pretty. The vine border is amazing.

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