Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lifestyle Crafts Essentials

Today I'm sharing a few projects using dies from the LC Essentials, Summer CHA release. This one is the coin envelope and two sizes of the nesting ovals.

Using the smaller of the two chosen ovals, cut the window opening (pick what size you want the window to be, then choose one a little bigger).

Now, using the larger of the two ovals, cut the window from plastic. You can use almost any thin plastic you have; cut from die packaging, sheet protector, sticker backing. For this one, I've used a sheet that comes with acrylic stamps. It's very sturdy.

Adhere the plastic oval over the window opening using liquid glue. (You can also just cut a rectangle and tape it on there if you want to, since it will be on the inside.)

Fold and glue your envelope.

Embellish if you wish.

Insert gift card and note for gift giving.

And the pillow box. I love boxes and envelopes and pockets....if you hadn't noticed! The pillow box is perfect for a quick little thank you gift or for a little something for a special someone. I used a scallop oval and plastic for the window in the top one and filled with chocolate peanuts, chocolate raisins and mini marshmallows, and the tiny cookie cutter gingerbread man in the bottom one filled with spice drops. The green one has tea bags and splenda inside. I love that tea cup paper from the Halloween in Wonderland collection by Graphic 45. It's perfect for a coffee/tea gift.

There you have only a couple of ideas from this fabulous release! There is so much that can be done with these! These are definite must-haves for a papercrafter's die collection.

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