Monday, February 11, 2019

"Chocolate" for Your Valentine with Eileen Hull

Have you seen Eileen Hull's NEW SIZZIX DIES? You are going to love them which is quite appropriate for this month of February! (Also, another new die that will come out in April is the Notebook die, which also fits neatly inside of the Treasure Box.)

Today I'm sharing a Valentine gift box I made with the Stacking Drawer Die. The die will cut the parts for one drawer and you can then make as many as you want and stack them in whatever way you want. Handily, they can fit inside of the Treasure Box. I have just used a single drawer for this 'tasty' project:

A giant chocolate! Yum! lol

Hmmm… what's inside?

I thought it would be fun to make the treat box look like a giant piece of chocolate. The drawers are very easy to put together and the possibilities are endless!

Step 1
I ran my patterned liner paper and the brown 'chocolate' paper through my Xyron machine to apply adhesive to the backs. That makes it really easy to stick it onto the Sizzix mat board sheet.

Step 2
I die cut the drawer pieces out of my board (after adhering the papers). The outside (brown side) faced down onto the die. The shiny brown paper was a bit on the thick side so to reduce bulk, I carefully peeled it off of the tab sections of the drawer. The drawer is sized to fit snugly into the outer sleeve. If you find it is a bit too tight for your liking, trim a small sliver off the top of your drawer piece before you assemble it. I find with a cork backed metal ruler and a nice sharp blade in your craft knife it is easy.

Step 3
All you have to do to assemble it is fold it up and glue it together. Super tape (the red kind) also works well but I like to use a quick grabbing wet glue because then I have a few moments of play time to position the pieces just right before they stick.

After gluing the side drawer tab in place, you glue the bottom of the drawer inside on top of the bottom tabs. If you glue it underneath the tabs your drawer will be way too tall to fit into the sleeve.

Once I had my drawer all assembled, I used some white Enamel Accents from Ranger to make the 'icing' design on top of my piece of chocolate.

Thanks for stopping by! Check out Eileen's blog posts for this month. The other Inspiration Team members are sharing their projects and tutorials featuring Eileen's brand new dies! If you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

Eileen Hull Sizzix
Stacking Drawer ( Sizzix / SB )

Sizzix mat board
patterned paper from my stash
brown shiny paper from my stash
Xyron adhesive
Ranger Enamel Accents - white

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  1. Such fun boxes for chocolate treats! love your squiggle design on the top!

  2. I love this idea Lisa- matboard is almost as yummy to me as chocolate :-)


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