Welcome to Tour 4, Stop 10!

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Welcome to the Occasions Mini Catalog Tour! There are 16 stops all together that each feature something different from the mini. Don't forget to follow the next link from here and then to all the rest of the stops.
Here we have the Matchbox Bigz XL Die on page 16. It is AWESOME! Not only do you get the top and bottom of an adorable box, you get three styles of labels! I've actually showed some of these on an earlier post, but here are some more.

First is one in Lavender Lace base and white top stamped with Inspired by Nature grass. On top is the smallest of the Beautiful Butterflies die in glitter with a few holes punched out.

Next is one in Riding Hood Red with matching Bella Rose DSP. This time I took the Curly Label Punch and punched out the top with some clear acetate behind it so you could see what's inside. Hey, who took my mints?

Here we have a classic black and white box stamped with Baroque Motifs and wrapped in taffeta ribbon that I dyed black to match. This makes a wonderful way to give a gift, don't you think?

So, what can you use these boxes for? Besides the earrings I've shown, you could fit bracelets, anklets, necklaces or rings in there. They would make great favors for any kind of party (even weddings) with mints, chocolates - lots of kinds of candy. You could also fold money inside. Oh hey, you could put lots of buttons, brads, ribbons and many more embellishments in there too. : )

And last, but not least, for this stop, is for the card makers. Those three labels layer great with some of our punches or even with themselves! Here's a cute, quick card that matches a box above - and a pic of the other label.

Some of the reasons I love this die is that the box requires very little adhesive and all of the pieces can probably be cut with paper from your scrap box! You could get a lot of mileage out of a piece of DSP just using it for the top of your boxes.
So if you're not totally sold on this die, how about if you got a stamp to go with it for FREE? Until the end of April - which is coming up fast - you get to pick a free stamp from our "under $10" page 208 in the Idea Book and Catalog through the Get Connected Promotion. How great is that? Just email me and I'll get you set up.
Well, I can't let you leave just yet - how about some blog candy? Leave me a comment on here telling me what you think of this die and my samples. One of my kids will pick a number from however many comments are made and I'll send you the card above as well as a bunch of pieces from this die so you can make some for yourself!
ETA: This tour is now over, but look for another next month! Thnks so much for visiting!

30 comments:

Brandi said...

Cute, Cute stuff. I don't have the matchbox die yet. Can't decide whethere to get it, but you sure make it adorable, and fun looking! Thanks
Brandi

Anonymous said...

Love your samples. Great ideas for using the die cuts.
Mary Campbell
jjjcamp@hotmail.com

Tammy said...

I am not a demo, but love following what you girls are doing!! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into doing this blog tour. I love the butterfly!! You do a great job and have wonderful examples!

Lorita said...

Dawn,
I love what you did with the Matchbox Die. I have it and have only used it once. You have made me want to get it out and play with it.
Thanks,
Lorita

Brenda Marshall said...

Lovely! Really love that sparkly butterfly...

jEn paiGe said...

I love your samples! Jen paige
scrapbugjen@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Great projects. I love making boxes to put my gifts in. The tags and card are very nice. Gret for those boxes too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Becky T. said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the matchboxes!! Totally cute! :-)

Carri said...

Wow! I am sold now I want to get it before the end of April. I love the butterfly box!

KellyRae said...

LOVE that first box with the grass stamped first and then the glittery butterfly on top. All the samples are great and I'd love to win your card! Thanks for the tour stop, this is a wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

I love the Matchbox die. I just used it to make 60 favors for my daughters communion. Very quick and easy. I really like the butterfly one. I've used punces to make a window with the pillow box die but for some reason didn't think to use it with this one.

Kathy Scott said...

Sorry Dawn I was too qick to hit the publish button and forgot to sign my name to the above comment.

Kathy Scott

galias said...

TFS ideas & time. I wish I could finance the die set. grrrr. I have the Big Shot but...........
Love it.
Gayle Schrock SU Sr. Assoc

Cindy said...

Love your boxes, Dawn! You have shown great variety in your projects - so pretty!

Tiearra said...

I love it all!!! I love the glitter butterfly the best!! Thanks so much for sharing....

Kathy said...

I love the die and the cute samples you made with it. So creative and sweet. thanks

Jenn D said...

Your butterfly box is so spring like, but the elegance of the black and white Baroque Motifs box is stunning

amyd said...

I love the box for the earrings. Great idea!

Barbara said...

Sweet projects....shows how wonderfully versatile the set really is! Love them all!

Heather A said...

I love your projects with this die. You've given me some ideas to try. TFS.

Margaret R said...

What pretty boxes! I had about decided to buy this and your samples have helped me over the edge! :) Great job!

Charlotte Cook said...

I especially like the black and white box. very elegant and would be proud to give this any time. Great job. Love the tour and your blog! TFS!
Charlotte Cook

kchristensen said...

I think this is a great die set to use. I'm curious about what types of candy will fit? Love your samples!

Julie A. said...

Hello Dawn-

I love this Die and your samples are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy.

Julie A.
thearvins@verizon.net

Stamp/nScrap said...

Love the earring box! Fab!

Cheryl
lovetostampandscrap@yahoo.com

TABray said...

This is on my wish list. I love the sparkly butterfly! Too pretty! TFS

Connie said...

Love that matchbox die! Thanks for sharing

Soozie4Him said...

I love what you did with the box where you used the curly label punch on the top part - awesome idea!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
moot96 AT aol DOT com

rush8888 said...

i NEED this set. i opted to buy other things in the mini catalogue, and i think i will have to go back!

Alicia said...

I just love your pretty samples!
Alicia
alicia.graham@comcast.net