Friday 13 January 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Ignoring it is Friday the 13th, it's going to be perfectly fine today!

This week's Friday Die Day features one of the dies
This particular one is called Surprise Me Box.

There are four dies in the set and the approximate measurements are:

Base: 5.00 x 5.80 in
Tag: 2.40 x 0.95 in
Large Rectangle: 2.25 x 0.90 in
Small Rectangle: 1.45 x 0.60 in

This is how it looks cut/embossed.

Cut one base, fold on score lines, glue tabs at center and ends of box.
Once embossed you can see the score/fold lines clearly.

To decorate I stamped the largest rectangle and selected a small flower and leaf set.
(Stamp is Altenew).

To tie the ends I chose to use twine but ribbon would look equally lovely.

The completed box before decorating.
Very quick to do so these would be fantastic table pieces, teacher gifts,
wedding favours and more.

I kept the design very crisp and white - it's definitely a phase I'm going through.

That's a Mini Poinsettia in a different colour - no stopping me now!
The tiny double leaf is from a set called Homespun.

 I'm loving Marisa's designs for Spellbinders, I've always been partial
to dinky gift boxes etc so she's tapped perfectly into my creative heaven!
Take care friends and wishing you a great weekend.


  1. Hi Christine
    Another die that I need, and the poinsetta is beautiful in that colour, I'd never have thought of cutting it in a spring colour, I know what I'll be doing at the weekend now.
    Chris xx

  2. Hi Christine,
    Couldn't resist, just ordered this and the Box of Treats, you must stop tempting me. Xx

  3. Lovely FDD Christine,loving your White phase mode.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  4. Good Morning Christine
    Snowing here in Bristol lets hope its not for long!
    Love the flower in a different colour too!
    Nice Die would have made nice Crackers for the table!
    Take care
    Love Marg

  5. Morning Christine,
    Very pretty gift box.
    Hope you journey into work today was okay.

  6. Good morning Christine what a super little gift box best wishes Jackie x

  7. Morning Christine, This is so cute !!
    I honestly hadn't thought about it being Friday the 13th, until you pointed it out haha. I had looked at the date on my laptop and knew that it was Friday but just hadn't 'married' the two together hahahahaha, it's a 'senior' thing haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hi Christine,
    Such a delicate 'Cracker" die, Marisa is just genius at designing things, this die set is no exception, you have complimented it perfectly with your simple yet exquisitely delicate touch. They certainly aren't just for Christmas, I can imagine receiving a piece of jewellery in one, sadly it will stay in my imagination!
    Thank you for your inspiration Christine,

  9. Gorgeous die and finished cracker box. Love the colours you have used xx hazel

  10. Hi Christine,
    Great FDD. A very pretty gift box .
    Love the colours.
    I hope you have a good journey home
    Take care. x.

  11. This is so pretty Christine!! Thank you! Have a great weekend!

  12. Such a pretty gift box Christine. Love it in the white with the pretty poinsettia.
    Ideal as crackers for the Christmas table too. Xx

  13. Similar to chinese Firecracker boxes!

  14. This is beautiful Christine. Thank you for sharing this.

  15. A very pretty the poinsettia too!
    Janice x

  16. I bought this die just before Christmas to make party favours for my family, it is so pretty.