Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Treat Box - Eileen Hull's New Chapter 2 Die - Tiny Book Case

Today I am participating in a blog hop along with the rest of Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team to introduce her Chapter 2 Tiny Book Case die as well as her Tiny Book Die that has just been released!
 The hop starts on Eileen's blog here.

Full hop list located at the end of my post as well.

The die is called Tiny Book Case and Eileen also created another Chapter 2 die called Tiny Book that fits right inside this case!  Today I just used the Book Case die as a treat box!
It measures 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 5/8"

 This would be a perfect way to share a little love with someone as we practice our social distancing during this Coronavirus Crisis.  Just drop it off on their front porch or in their mailbox.
I have a couple of photos to show how I put it together - as the Tiny Book Case is just one piece
(accept for some accessory pieces).
I die cut the patterned paper in two pieces as shown.

Sometimes if you adhere the paper over the scored bends the paper can tear when you bend it after it dries.  To try and avoid this I used a separate piece on the right below (blue with hearts), that doesn't go over a scoring - and on the larger piece that does go over scored bends, I glued the paper onto the matboard, let it sit a minute, and then gently bent on the scorelines so the paper had a chance to move with the bend.  If you do this before the glue dries it seems to work - I didn't get any tears.
 Here's the back of the box.  I adhered the ribbon to the box here with a strip of Redline tape so when the receiver untied the front, the ribbon would stay with the box so it could easily be tied closed again
I found that 2 Ghirardelli Chocolates fit perfectly inside this box.
A gift card or a note fits perfectly inside as well!
I also adhered a little strip of blue heart paper on the exposed pieces of the tabs seen when you open the box.
So let's see how the rest of the team have used these sweet new dies!

Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win the new Tiny Book Die! 
Deadline for comments is April 6th.  Eileen will announce the winner on her Face Book Live 6 pm on April 7th.

Here's the blog hop list!
Eileen Hull (hop starts here)
Karen Bearse
Jenny Marples
Pam Bray
Julia Aston (you are here)
Susie Bentz
Maggi Harding
Elizabeth Robinson
Tonya Trantham
Lisa Hoel
Eileen will be doing a  Face Book release live show at 12 noon EST today (4/1/20) showing projects using the new dies and how to put them together!

Hope to see you there!!
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Playful Patterns:Valentine 6x6 Pack - Taylored Expressions.
Accessories:  Tiny Book Case Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Big Chat Stickers - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, wrinkled seam tape, Red Line Tape, Tombow Glue, Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares.

34 comments:

Anne said...

This is fantastic Julia -so vibrant and fun what a terrific idea for a present

Sabine said...

Great idea!

SandyD said...

The colours and patterns really pop! Lovely!

Heartsease79742451.wordpress.com said...

This is a lovely idea and a good way to post out Easter treats x

Cathy said...

The box would be great for a set of tiny cards or gift tags.

Kristy Tyra said...

How perfect that the chocolate fits inside like it was made for it!

Laura said...

So pretty, Julia!

Rosemary Meadows said...

Lovely 😊

Crafty Mum of 3 said...

Love the colours/design, and chocolate is always a good idea!

Emma Rose said...

Thanks for the bending tip. I love you found a way to put chocolate in.

ErinB said...

Fabulous love it!

Tammy said...

So cute!!! What a wonderful little gift it makes!

MayBee said...

Love the colors & hearts!!! What a great gift box.

sharon g said...

Who wouldn't love to get that? Adorable.

Dorothy said...

So awesome!!!

Sue D said...

So cute. Love the papers you used.

cottagerca said...

Great paper selection to make the receiver smile with happiness.

Liz Lee said...

Love this 💕

Lisa V said...

Another idea for how to use the case die.very clever!

Stefi said...

Wow, another idea how to use that cute die! Thank you! Had great fun wit your team in this videos!

lindyloo said...

“Love”❤️

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty papers and ribbon closure for the Tiny Book Case! This is adorable!

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous I love those papers, so fresh xxx

Pammejo said...

Super "sweet", beautiful paper and filled with "chocolate" love! Fabulous project, love the papers!

Gardenrose said...

What a great project!! So many creative ideas!!

Bonnie said...

A perfect little box for the perfect candy! A welcome gift for anyone!

Inviting Thoughts said...

Julia, this is so adorable, gorgeous paper used, perfect for this project. Thanks so much for sharing your process. Kris Flint

Laura Tree said...

Yum, Julia. Perfect for a little surprise!

Laura Tree said...

Yum, Julia. Perfect for a little surprise!

Karen said...

This is just perfect to put chocolates in!! Love it.

ann barnes said...

I love the idea of using the tiny box for a sweet surprise! So much to admire with these new dies from Eileen! Thanks for sharing xx

Loll said...

So sweet, Julia! Love the papers you've used ... full of love. xx

eileen hull said...

Julia- I got some good tips here- thanks! Have never tried gluing the paper on after and creasing while the glue is wet- but now I'll have to try it! I like your idea of dropping off this pretty little box to someone you love, but can't get close to... hoping you are healthy!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

You always have the best directions for your projects! This is so perfect for a Valentine! Love it!