Cheap Sizzix projects don't get cuter than this! A Sizzix Gift Cube from Theresa Cifali is a great way to wrap and present gifts.
#656739 Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Cube, Twist, 3-D by Karen Burniston
Sizzix Big Shot cutting machine
Sizzix Accessory - cutting pad, extended
Sizzix Accessory - premium crease pad, extended
Die Cuts With a View cardstock
ATG Tape Runner
Xacto knife and mat
Family Treasure's Scalloped edged scissors
1/16th" hole punch
Golden's Fluid Matte Medium
Baby Feet paper, Stemma
Pastel colored card stock, Bazzill
Pale green satin ribbon - 1/8"
Yellow organza ribbon - 3/4"
Plaid's Folk Art Paint in light blue, jamaican sea, lemonade and baby pink
Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating lily white glitter
- The first thing I did was assemble the box.
- I worked a little bit backwards. If I hadn't put the cube together first, I probably would have covered the individual pieces with paper first. Since I didn't do that, I had to work a little bit backwards. Now a note to all....if you are going to use your diecut as a pop up, will want to do your assembly with really super strong glue! As I knew my box would be stationary, I used my ATG tape runner to put the actual box together.
- I covered the top tabs first. I used PPA to apply the paper to the cube. I have found that once the glue dries, it adds a little stability.
- Then I covered the sides also using PPA. I didn't cover the bottom, but of course, if you'd like to on yours that's just fine! I also chose to cut away the part of the tab that looks like a wing.
- Next, I used 1/8" pale green ribbon to finish off the top edges of the box. It hid any black sticking out and gave it a cleaner look.
- I used my pastel colored solid papers to adhere to the sides of the cube. The first layer I cut 3"x3" and taped them to the sides of the box. I cut another set the same size and trimmed the edges with my Scalloped edged scissor. How did I get that so straight? I layered the scalloped pieces on top of each square. Plus I made sure to have a different color combination on each side.
- Don't those Stickle dots look great? Now my favorite part of the cube is the letters. I used chip board letters that spelled out B A B Y. I painted each letter a different color with acrylic paint and let them dry really well. Then I applied a thin coat of Golden's Fluid Matte Medium to the front of the letters and then dipped those into that Lily White Glitter. It is a super fine glitter and the paint color shows right through it. Love it! Then I glued one letter to the center of each paper panel.
- Finally, I punched two tiny holes using my 1/16th" hole punch into the tip of the triangular side tabs. I threaded the organza ribbon through each side and tied a simple knot. The hole is so tiny that the big knot I made will not go through it. Plus the layers of paper, glue and the ribbon lining should keep anything from ripping. I mean, I wouldn't load this thing up with change...but for it's intended purpose here, it is perfect.
- I threw in some tissue paper in baby colors to bring it all together. Then I filled my baby favor up with candy.