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I really love this combo - it's a great mix of bold and soft colours. I decided to pull out my very neglected Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and have a play with the set.
Wait a minute, I hear you say, that's not a bag, it's a box! It sure is! To make the box using the Thinlits I cut two of the front/side pieces, trimmed off the top to make it level and then scored about 1/4 inch in along the side piece to create a flap. I then cut a piece for the base, making it a little longer than the box is wide so I could score to create flaps to adhere it to the sides of the box. Hopefully that makes sense!
While the box pieces were still flat I used the heart thinlit to create a window in the front of the box. This box will hold a wedding gift, but if you wanted a more generic theme you could use the banner or star shapes, or even a circle. I used my Flower Patch stamps and the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits to decorate the front.
I needed a little card to fit into the box, so I decided to go with the same basic design. I used the cut out heart on the card so I switched to a Whisper White base.
Here are the two together. I don't know about you, but I love finding uses for dies other than their intended use - it makes them so much more appealing!
The next stop in the Blog Hop is Ros Davidson, who is bound to amaze you with her creativity!
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