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Today I want to share a new die set with you, a set which creates one of the cutest gift boxes I have ever seen and trust me, I've seen a few!

The die set is Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Triangle Gift Box by Debi Potter and it's not the only box I want to talk about this week either! This Friday and Saturday I will be back on the box as a guest of Hochanda. We will be presenting a one day special with a launch show on Friday 3rd of February at 8pm followed by a further four shows the next day.

The shows will focus on some of the new releases from Tim Holtz and this will be your first opportunity to get your hands on them. The shows will be packed with demos too so they may be worth a watch just for that?_DSC4759This set is designed by my old friend Debi Potter so I can guarantee it will be well thought through unlike my photographs (there should be a little heart in the set above.....OOPS!)

_DSC4774I started by die-cutting the main body of the box twice, and four of the scalloped trims.

_DSC4777I attached strips of double sided tape along the long tabs and attached the two sides together.

_DSC4779There are two small crease lines embossed into the sides which you will need to pinch to form the triangle shape. This is a good time to insert your gift.

P.s. to any gentlemen reading, Valentine's Day is almost upon us and if we are to believe the lyrics of the song 'Diamonds are a girls best friend'.....just a thought!

_DSC4781After securing the tabs using tape or glue we can attach the scalloped trims.

_DSC4784Next, we will add some detail in the form of the branch, heart and tag. I printed the text onto card using my PC which is a great way to add a personal or bespoke message making this set ideal for birthdays, baby showers, wedding favours etc.

_DSC4786Here are the assembled dies. You can see that I curled the leaves and added an eyelet through the hole in the tag before popping an adhesive gem into the centre of the heart.

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The tag is attached with a length of white twine finished in a bow and I made a couple more because I always think a set is more striking than a single box. I can just see a bunch of these in a little wicker basket.... if only I had the time, but not today my friends!

Thanks for stopping by, see you next Wednesday!

Pete1-strip

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