Hello Crafters !! Graphic 45 and Authentique Paper make really great Halloween papers this spooky season and when I saw them I just knew what I wanted to make. This Oddities Box is (at the base) 8inches x 6inches, with the height of 5inches. Of course no project would be complete without using Sizzix Dies ! In Singapore Made With Love stocks both the manual Big Shot and the Big Shot Plus die-cutting machines as well as a full range of dies and accessories.
In building 3-D projects aside from being decorative, I like them to be useful as well. This box has three little drawers at the lower level and the top level is a box 5 x 4 inches which is perfect for a small mini book ! I started by building the base with using three Candy Drawers and then created the box on top.
Personally I like using the Bug Shot Plus because I find the wider base makes it easier to roll my dies through as they don’t need to be lined up perfectly straight. Which machine you prefer is a personal choice, both are high quality products made by a company with alot of experience in producing die-cut shapes.
At the end of this post I have useful links about Sizzix and the Big Shot Plus.
To die-cut with a Bigz die, your sandwich should always be (from the bottom) : Cutting Pad, then the Die cutting surface facing up, the Little Sizzles or paper, then on top the other Cutting Pad. Roll this through the Big Shot Plus.
These are the dies I used for this Oddities Box : Eileen Hulls Candy Drawer, Thinlits tiny Tattered Florals, Bigz Ornate Frame, Crescent moon and Stars and Garden Green. Not in the photo : Bigz Tattered Floral.
To build the Candy Drawers I used Litter Sizzles mat board which cut and score really well with dies that have score lines.
Here’s Stephanie Barnard with how to cut thin dies using the Big Shot Plus :
Made With Love – for the manual Big Shot and the Big Shot Plus die-cutting machines and a full range of dies and accessories.
Here are the dies I used today :
Eileen HulL Candy Drawer 657726
Thinlits tiny Tattered Florals 660227
Bigz Tattered Florals
Bigz Ornate Frame 658720
Bigz Crescent moon and Stars 658716
Bigz Garden Green 659436
Thank you for joining me today ! Happy crafting !