Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father's Day Keepsake Box by Jamie G

Materials: Real Wood Thin Cherry, Card stock, Brown Sharpie pen, Brads

Thinking up masculine crafting projects always seems to be a challenge for me, which does me no good when it comes to Father's Day gifts! While searching through the Boss Kut Die Cuts I came across this Lattice Match Box by Terri Mouw BKD001. Using the Real Wood Thin Cherry, I thought that this would be a perfect little box for my children to put little trinkets into for Dad!

Once cutting out the outer layer of the box in the Real Wood Thin Cherry, I inked the edges to help with contrast. The using small silver brads, I added them to the scallops.

I chose to cut out the lattice on the top although with this file you don't have to. For the inside, I cut out a rectangle in a dark green card stock and glued it so that you couldn't see inside the box.

For the part of the box that will hold all our special little trinkets, I chose to cut it out in dark green card stock.

Using another feature available with the Gazelle, I decided to add a tag to the inside box with the sentiment "Father's Day 2013." I put a brown Sharpie pen in the blade holder of the Gazelle and "cut" out my sentiment. LOVE the fact that you do NOT need any special tool to use a pen! Simply put the pen directly into the blade holder and tighten the screw.

Then I put the blade back in and cut the Tag 0836. The same with the scallops on the lid, I inked the edges for additional dimension.

I loved working with the Real Wood Thin Cherry and am already looking forward to purchasing some more from Boss Kut for additional projects!

Jamie Gillahan – BossKut Design Team Member

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