The die I used for this project is the newly released Sizzix Scoreboards XL Recipe Card Box by Eileen Hull. The Scoreboard dies are really fun to use. They allow you to create unique projects using Sizzix Mat Board which you can cover in your favorite scrapbook papers. Just sandwich your material and die between a pair of Extended Cutting Pads and put it through your Sizzix Big Shot machine.
To create my box, I chose white Sizzix Mat Board and beautiful patterned paper from Crate Paper's Paper Heart 12x12 collection. I adhered the patterned paper to the mat board with Tombow Liquid Mono Multi glue. I like to adhere the designer paper before die cutting, so the paper and mat board are perfectly positioned together.
Once the box was die cut, I lightly inked the fold lines and edges with brown Distress Ink from Ranger, and added some faux stitching lines with my tracing wheel. I also added some double-sided adhesive to the two small flaps, which is all it takes to keep this box assembled. Gotta love that!
I chose to use a very small Velcro self-adhesive dot as the closure for my box. The best way to ensure you get both sides of the Velcro dots lined up is to adhere the two dots together, peel them (together) off the clear storage sheet, adhere one side of the dots to your project and then close the flap of your box. The adhesive on top of the second dot will stick to your box flap in the exact location needed. Easy peasy!
To embellish my cute candy box, I used die cuts from the recently released Sizzix Fancy Base w/ Layering Shapes Thinlit set. I die cut red, pink, and white glittered cardstock using various shapes from the set, and adhered them to the flap of the box.
I added a cute pink heart gem to the center of the butterfly and a pretty pink and white twine bow to finish it off.
I think this box is just the cutest thing to make. And it would be easy to die cut a window in the front of the box, too! You could easily die cut a heart shaped window and add a piece of clear acetate for a peek-a-boo style box.