I am a chicken. I've had Karen's Twist Cube die since Summer CHA and was afraid to try it. But this is seriously the coolest die ever. Karen's instructions are great and the cube went together quite easily. I can see all kinds of different ways to dress this up.
For my project this week, I decided to make a pop-up gift box for a very special person. I'm not sure who that person is yet, but if you get it, you'll know that I love you. A LOT! It was one of those projects that take on a life of their own and you can't stop fiddling with it. You know what I mean.
Love this Making Memories paper- have had it forever and decided it was time to break down and use it. Pink and green were the colors I picked when I was 13 and got my first "own" room. They are still going strong.
You will need:
Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Cube, Twist 3-D (Pop-Up)
Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Memo Holder
Big Shot die cut machine
Blumenthal Lansing buttons
Making Memories paper
Queen and Company felt vine border
The twist cube is 3" square and my ScoreBoards Memo Holder measures 3 1/4" square so I decided to use the memo holder as a base and add the cube to it. First I made the Twist Cube which, by the way, is an amazing feat of engineering by Karen! I added a fleece flower and blingy button I purchased in NY this past weekend to the top of the cube to open it with.
I cut the ScoreBoard Memo Holder out from green matboard. I decided to paint the inside a light pink after botching up an attempt at stamping. Some of the paint somehow got splotched on the front and so I did some dry brushing of pink paint to blend it in and make it kind of shabby, which I actually like better than my original plan. A happy little accident!
I added green felt vine by Queen and Co. to the front and inside of the folder. I also used a doily sticker as a stencil and stippled white pigment ink over it for a subtle background inside the folder and also inked white around the front edges. To secure the front and back sides together, I cut a strip of paper measure 3/4" x 7" and used it as a bellyband to secure the front and back flaps of the case together. I added some cool lace ribbon found on a side trip while taking my daughter back to college.
The cube was secured to the middle section of the folder with a brad so it actually can spin. I added 4U stickers, some more felt vine and lace at the top. I tied a ribbon on as a handle and that was it!