Yup, I'm still trying to whittle down my mountain of scrap paper. These mini milk carton boxes cut with a Sizzix thin die was the perfect use for the scraps because the die uses just a small rectangle of paper. To use up my solid papers I stamped the clip design and cut it out with the thin die which came with the Sizzix set (which has several designs and matching thin dies). The thin dies work extremely well with the Sizzix magnetic platform (available at Ben Franklin Crafts). After filling the boxes with shell hoop earrings (see previous post), the boxes were stapled closed and the stamped clips were taped in place with Merikan double stick tape (sold at BFC). Oh wait, I forgot to mention that words were stamped in the back of the clips (but you could write names of the recipients) and then glue assorted matching flowers on the front.
To house glass nail file gifts, I used the Sizzix long box die (shown in a previous post) and decorated them with ribbons and butterflies ( which were stamped on vellum and cut out with the die from the Sizzix set). Some vellum papers absorb the ink better so test after stamping to be sure that the ink will not rub off.
The long box die does not require very much scrap paper so I cut out lots of printed cardstock. I was surprised that this orange and green one was my favorite because I didn't really like the paper originally.
These are the Sizzix milk carton and die/stamp set used for these favor boxes. When making multiple boxes these thin die products are time savers and the save craftroom space, too. Okay, that's it for today....back to scrap crafting. (I love using up every little scrap...makes me feel proud to be so thrifty...waste not want not!)