Thursday, July 28, 2011

Altered Sizzix Die Package

Happy Thursday everyone! I am on an altered projects kick! Here is my Stamper's Dream project for you today. I decided to alter this Sizzix die packaging. I just received a die as a gift and I take all of my dies out of their original packaging. So I decided to alter it to use as a gift box for a friend. I am going to put lace trims inside as the gift and chose to use the Tim Holtz Sewing Room Sizzix Bigz Die. I used some thin chipboard and the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue paper. With some lace, a mini crochet flower and some fabulous trim, I dressed up the dress form. A scissors charm attached to a garment pin was added for the sewing theme I was going for. The labels in the center were cut from the Spellbinders Labels Five die. I trimmed some pattern paper to fit inside the package, as well as trimmed and punched out a border for the top flap piece that sticks out.

That lush blue flower in the center is from Kaisercraft's Paper Blooms. I added some of my flowers and a pearl bling flourish as well.

The Sewing Room die also cuts out a button and a spool thread. I again cut it out of thin chipboard and some pattern paper. I took some May Arts Ivory Burlap String and wrapped it around the spool. I also used the string and ran it through the button and tied a bow. The "sew cute" sentiment stamped on the spool piece is from Maya Road Sew Cute Singleton Stamp Set. So there you have it. Save the packaging of those Sizzix dies that we all have and use. You can create a beautiful gift box out of it. Hope you've enjoyed my project and see ya tomorrow!

Stamper's Dream Products (links provided):
Melissa Frances - 5th Avenue
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Sizzix Bigz Die
Spellbinders Labels Five
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms
May Arts Ivory Burlap String
Maya Road Sew Cute Singleton Stamp Set
Other Products:
I Am Roses Flowers, Lace Trim, Scissors charm w/garment pin, Sizzix Die packaging, Mini crochet flower, Pearl flourish


  1. Great project Jo..and another use for that to recycle! I always cut my packing into squares now I'm going to save the entire package..what a cute way to make a gift box..Looks Beautiful..TFS..Have a Great Day..RuthAnn

  2. wow that is totally adorable, I love how you altered that packaging. Very pretty!

  3. Super pretty Jo! Love the Kaisercraft paper bloom! ♥

  4. just beautiful Jo! I love girls who do green so well!

  5. Love it! And this is so pretty!