Boxes from Petite Pockets – Miriam Thomas

Boxes from Petite Pockets

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I love the versatility of our Bigshot dies. One that has been a favourite of mine has been the “Petite Pocket” Die (It is the same one I showcased a few weeks ago where I made a little sewing kit)  Today I have a little box to share with you.

Let me start at the beginning…..

When you run your cardstock through the bigshot using the Petite Pocket die you will get a shape that looks like this.  If you were to fold it up as intended you get a nice little pocket envelope

For this particular box you will need to cut out four petite pockets (but you could also try cutting 6 for a hexagonal box)  The curved section of the petite pocket is too long so you will need to trim it down so that the flap is only 5.5cm long.  You then secure each of the petite pockets by the tabs as shown in the next image.

It is simply a matter of securing the last piece to the first piece and securing the tabs at the bottom and you get a box that looks like this.

How’s that for bright and summery!?  To be honest I’m not sure I really like the colour combination but we all have such different tastes….and that Tangerine colour really seems to feature a lot in fashion at the moment so it might just be someone’s cup of tea.

So the colour may not be my ‘thing’ but that flower certainly is and it is “oh so easy”.  Simply run some cardstock through your bigshot using the “Fun Flowers” Die.  You can always give Tangerine Tango or Calyposo Coral a miss 😉 (or find a better balance of colour) and opt for a different colour.

Here’s what you get….

Hmmm….actually it’s not quite what you get.  The Bigshot is pretty special but it won’t give you lovely Pacific point flowers if you cut from colours like Tangerine Tango or Groovy Guava….but I’m sure you get the idea.  To give your flowers a more natural look simply SPRITZ them with some water or some smooch spritz and then SCRUNCH the paper and unfold.  Layer the pieces on top of each other and then pop a brad through the centre.  Leave it to dry for a few moments before securing it to your project.

You could always try some of these ideas using different colours, different papers and different types of flowers like this example I have shared previously

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