Friday, May 11, 2018

Pretty EBE boxes!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen all the little boxes I've made using the Parcel Box die from the new Essentials by Ellen release!  For those of you who aren't on IG,  I thought I'd share them here today!

First things first ... let me share the Parcel Box die!

You can see there are several sweet little element dies that provide options to close the Parcels: slots - for all of those gorgeous ribbons Ellen sends free with your order!

These darling buttons for string enclosures, and a perfect little place to tie on the sweet little tag from the set:

I found another use for those little slots... how about a belt?  Okay, it's just a strip of kraft paper made to look like a belt, with a few dots of Nuvo as an accent, that I carried over to the card!

Now if you really use your imagination, you might find other ways, of corset ...

here's how I made it - it was a cinch! lol

After cutting the Parcel box, and before it was folded, I used a little dotted die from an MFT blueprints 18 set:

You can see that I've added a little bit of black cardstock behind one of the flaps, which only draws attention to the holes.
A few stitches with a double strand of black quilting thread, and it's closed!
You may have noticed a bit of gingham, and fun alpha accents on my cards ... these are a few more of the wonderful products available now in the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop!
Thanks for spending a bit of your Weekend Eve with me!  Hope all of you Moms enjoy your special day on Sunday... xx
=]  Michele
Additional supplies:
SU crumb cake card stock and ink
Pink card stock from stash - circa 1999 lol
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conil said...

Aren't you the clever one...finding so many ways to use this die. Each one so different. Need to borrow your creative side for several days...don't worry, I'll return it. Plus I learned a new acronym...EBE.

Julie Ebersole said...

MICHELE!!! YOU ARE A ROCK STAR!!! These are each and every one AWESOME!!!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Ahh the puns are killing me!! lol I'm always so happy when I visit here and guaranteed a good laugh :) LOVE your creations with Elen's beautiful die! So many awesome ways to tie up these boxes...Michele, you're such an inspiration! Really feeling like getting my craft on right now and making a pile of boxes!

lostinpaper said...

These are all so wonderful! Makes me wish I could create, hopefully I will have a chance to this week... crossed fingers

Aileen said...

Ohh my goodness you are so rocking these posts my friend. Another collection of wonderful amazing inspiring cards. Love them all.

Barb Ghig said...

You are so creative, Michele! I love how you played with this die...Love your clever belt and your plaid patterns are gorgeous...WOW!

Cat Craig said...

do you ever sleep? there has got to be so much going on in that creative brain of yours that I cannot imagine it lets you sleep!

Fabulous cards and box iterations.

Jeanne said...

Fantastic work, Michele. LOVE the corset version. So clever. But then, you do clever so well. I like all the styles and variations you created. Shows how versatile this die is. Thank you SO much for sharing. Big hugs to you! :)

Nora Noll said...

What fun boxes and cards you created!! LOVE the little corset box. I could do a lot with this!!!

Anita in France said...

I love tiny packaging, Michele ... and as soon as I saw this die it went straight into my wish book! What a lovely treat to see so many sweet and clever makes with it ... you're such a creative soul with a delicious eye for design ... they're brilliant (as are the cards ... I mean ... gingham ... oh yes!). Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

How creative and fun those little packages are, Michele. And the accompanying cards are wonderful too.

Sharron said...

Awesome projects--love the gingham! And all the precious little boxes are just too amazing. You've really shown off the versatility of this die set!