Friday, 29 December 2017

Friday Die Day - Cracker Drama!

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day came about through a series of events...
At Christmas we discovered for the first time our dog Bella has developed a
fear of crackers!  The loud snap is understandable but even looking at
them was making her a nervous wreck!


Drastic action needed to be taken, the family was due to visit for dinner, time was short...
I set off for the cabin and after quick thinking decided
we would have little gift boxes on the table instead of crackers!
So this week's Friday Die Day is hastily made Four Seasons Box.

http://hopeandchances.co.uk/shop/pre-loved-spellbinders-spellbinders/four-seasons-box-pre-loved/
A one piece die set, the approximate measurements of the
finished box is:
2.50 x 2.50 x 2.50 in. (6.40 x 6.40 x 6.40 cm).

You would cut it twice to create the box, once in reverse.
The picture shows the mirror image ..literally as I've used gold mirror card!

The embossing gives you all your fold lines.
Once folded, flip them over and, as pictured, affix the centre tab.


The box on its side looks like this, you can chose which is the top and which is the bottom.
Close and affix the base.


The assembled box.

For decoration (bear in mind I was doing these speedily as everyone was coming to dinner!)
I die cut three flowers from the Succulent and Mum die set.

Stacked and placed a gold pearl to middle.


Extracted the items from the forbidden crackers, added a chocolate (of course!)


A finished box.



We just pretended they went 'bang' upon opening!


If you would like to make cracker alternative boxes or indeed it is a very
useful die set for all occasion gift boxes, there is a couple of pre-loved
sets of Four Seasons Box available on the website here.
Also we have some pre-loved Succulent and Mum Flower dies
available here.
Wishing you all a great weekend leading up the New Year.
Take care friends.

12 comments:

Kitty Davies said...

Morning All.
Thank you Christine, a brilliant idea.
Take care , keep warm, and have fun Kitty.

Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine
My dog used to be frightened of crackers too, so we do the same and have table presentsi instead, and still do even though she isn't with us anymore. It's so much nicer and you can put in appropriate gifts for the individual too.
Have a lovely day
Chris xx

hazel young said...

Fabulous idea Christine and very good looking even if it was a rush job. I like this idea better than a cracker, less waste as you can reuse them and also personalise them xx hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Christine
Love this idea,so pretty.
Jan x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely gift box & the perfect alternative to crackers-poor Bella.

Michele

Anne Owens said...

Beautiful little gift boxes Christine so pretty xx

nattyboots said...

Very Pretty Gift box Christine
Take care
Elaine H X

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
How nice to have a personal little box to keep instead of a cracker that goes in the bin!
Nice idea for lots of occasions !
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely gift for the Christmas table.
Lydia
X

Jackie Durrant said...

Well that was quick thinking and shows how easy the dies are to use to make the boxes so speedily!
Wishing you and the family a very happy new year and my best wishes for 2018 xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
What a great idea instead of crackers. No need to buy crackers only the little gifts to go inside.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, This is a fabulous idea, and you can put inside anything that will fit, brilliant !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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