Another Striplet die creation I'm afraid!
I love making box's (as I'm sure you all know by now) but I also like making card sets. When I was playing with the striplet die I noticed that the ease of cutting and the design makes this die perfect for batch cards (cards that can be made quickly in large numbers).
Therefore I stared by making these cards in 12 x 12 cm first as I have a sizzix die that makes 13 x 13 cm square envelopes. This allows me to make matching envelopes in patterns
(another day for these perhaps)
Next I made a slide box to hold them, what I mean by slide box is that the right hand side is left open so that the cards and envelopes slide in and out. The third pictures shows this better!
The cards are a simple design with the right hand top die cut with the striplet. I then studded this, there are perfect places on the die cut shape to hold a gem or pearl, with jade coloured gems. The colour comes from a piece of teal card cut to size and stuck on the inside back of the card. Finally a Just A Note stamp form DoCrafts in matching chalk ink.
The Slide box is made at 13.5 x 13.5 in matching cream cardstock however the front-piece is made from silver mirror card into which I cut the whole striplet. This is, again, studded with the jade gems and my ever present pearls. As you can see the cards slide into this box.
To hold the slide box with the cards and envelopes I made a simple two piece box to hold the collection. The lid of this I cut with the striplet die in one piece. Now the die is bigger than the top of the box however I folded the sides in before cutting so it only cut through the top and gave a slight embossed pattern of the die on the sides.
Finally I made a notelet holder in the same style (I know I was getting a little carried away but my defence is that I love the die and the colour combination)
I really feel that the selection of different makes really show how versatile this single die is, I have to say I think Sue Wilson really has come up with some amazing designs.
A Lot of pictures but I hope you don't mind scanning through them and that you...