Monday, April 1, 2019

Dies R Us Anything Goes

Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the DRU Store.  I made a candy box for this challenge.`

To make the frame to hold the candy I used Elizabeth Craft Happy Frame XL.Since I wanted a 5 by 5 frame, I cut four pieces of paper at 5 1/2 by 4 which is a little smaller than the die. The nice thing about this frame is that you can make it  square or rectangle and in almost any size you want.  

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I used a heavy weight(140 #)  water color paper so the frame would be sturdy. I cut the straight edge of the four pieces to five inches in length.

I decided to add a little color to the frame so I uses a stencil and sponged some wilted violet distress ink on to all four pieces. 

Fold each one of the score lines. Use a strong adhesive to glue each side of the frame. Fold the bottom to the top for a perfect fit.

Tip ( Not This Way)

TIP   Before you start gluing assemble the box.  I watched the video Happy Frame Video and I still glued  the first one wrong and had to make two more sides.  If you have things lined up you are less likely to make a mistake.  There is also a front and back side  so if  you are making a box make sure you glue the front side up.  Ask me how I know... lol. 

Next I cut the out side of my box. For a 5X5 frame I cut a piece of paper at 51/4 by 11 and scored at 51/4 and 5/3/4

I glued a piece of ribbon down the center.  I wanted to tie a bow so I cut about 24 inches of ribbon. 

Then I glued the frame to the back and side of the box. I individually wrapped some Hershey's  nuggets with some decorator paper and  put them in the center of my frame.

I love my Sue Wilson Festive Frame.  Who says that flower has to be a poinsettia? Yes, I know dogwoods in some people's world are not purple,but my husband is a horticulturist and I know how they are always experimenting to get new colors and varieties so I am sure one day there will be purple dogwoods, but they probably won't have prills in the center. 

 I had a ton of fun making this little candy box.  You will be seeing more of them because I am making them to sell at a craft booth at a Walnut and Wine Festival. The proceeds of the sale goes into a scholarship fund.  The festival is right before Mother's Day so I thought this would be a nice gift for Mom. In the meantime,this one was personalized and  went in the mail to a special friend.   

We hope you will join us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog for this Anything Goes Challenge.