Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Masculine Twist...

Collar stays seem to show up all over our house! Do you think my hubby will remember to put them in one spot if I make him a manly little box? I won't be placing any bets that it'll work, but I can give it a try! I've used Sizzix new ScoreBoard Die designed by my friend Eileen Hull as a base for this project.

Here is the easy to assemble die-cut. Simply fold on scored lines and assemble using red-line double-sided tape.

For this project I assembled the box then applied wide red line tape to the entire outside surface. I found an assortment of coordinating ribbons and laid them side by side on the tape allowing ends to wrap toward the inside of the box where I adhered them with more double-sided tape.

I used a heavy-duty hole punch to make a hole for a large initial brad. For the lining, I cut a coordinating decorative paper and adhered to the inside. A length of leather cording wrapped around the box and brad provided the perfect closure.

This is the third in a series of blog-hops (my second) to show an amazing variety of designs using the same ScoreBoard Dies. Follow the lists of blogs below to see an amazing variety of ideas for using this same die-cut. Now get hopping!

Eileen Hull
Ann Butler
Candice Windham
Carla Schauer
Cindi Bisson
Einat Kessler
Jen Goode
Julie McGuffee
Laura Bray
Lisa Rojas
Lorine Mason
Madeline Arendt
Melony Bradley
Michelle Cummings
Marisa Pawelko
Niki Meiners
Sandy Laipply
Sparkle Studio
Veronica Goff
Karen Burniston


Julie said...

I LOVE this Roxi. Very classy indeed.

JGoode said...

Oh my goodness, collar stays holder is a fabulous idea! You just inspired me to hurry and make a box for collecting box tops too. Love it!

Eileen Hull said...

Roxi- so glad you could join in! Love your box- manly yes, but I like it too! Was out all afternoon and catching up on emails. Thanks!

melonybradley said...

Roxi!! I also thought of doing a collar stay box (: Glad I didn't now though, could never compare to your genius

Lorine Mason Designs said...

Love it - and love it again with sugar on top....

Madeline said...

Clever and definitely classy. Your use of the ribbons is wonderful and the initialed brad reminds me of a "tie tack".

Einat Kessler said...

I love the ribbons. great box!

Candice Windham said...

Roxi, this is gorgeous. I love the use of ribbon and the brad with leather loop. That inspires me to use up that giant bag of ribbon scraps, although it would take a lot of boxes! Leave it to my bud to give me great ideas!

Michelle Cummings said...

What a super great idea!

Laura Bray said...

Great idea! We have collar stays everywhere too. Did you know that Red Envelope sells silver collar stays with engraved messages on them? Maybe that would encourage keeping track of them...A girl can hope, right?