Saturday, 3 August 2013

Something Different saturday

Morning All,

Sorry if this post feels a little rushed however It is now 01:30 am Saturday Morning and as Blogger has decided not to play ball I have had to retype this.  I have just got in from work so I'm sure you will excuse me!

A little explanation on this die is needed I feel!  When the 2013 Spellbinders release was demonstrated I went straight online and pre-ordered The just swingin'  die.  Since I received it I have used it exactly once!  A few weeks ago Ita in Ireland used the die for This Post stating that she didn't know what context and projects to use it one, I have to admit I have had the same problem.

Since then I have been trying to find a way to use this one to its full potential, and me being a bit of a paper engineer!, I came up with, you guessed it, a box!

This die seemed the perfect window to me in a nice, simple square box and here it is!

As the box seems to simple however I do have a tutorial with sizes ready if anyone wants it!  I also made a tag and a different closure for this one to add some interest.  I have used this box to contain a bag of chocolate covered Peanuts it was meant to house some of my cinder toffee (the inside of crunchy bars we call it cinder toffee where I come from) however I just ran out of time.  I did think this would be great made in black with spiders etc. for Halloween (might be a useful gift for the U.S. Grandkids Heather!)

I hope you don't mind a little more Paper Engineering!  Enjoy...


  1. Hi John, glad you made time to make this lovely box to post for us to see. Sometimes there are not enough hours in a day so thank you. Love the box idea, such a lovely die but limited use I think but you came up trumps again.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Hi John
    Great use of a limited die. The box is great and you are right a Halloween gift woulb be great as you say.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Lovely idea John, can I have the sweets ? !!!!!!xxxxx

  4. Hi John,
    A very pretty box, great use of the die, never purchased this one as I though the use would not be big enough to justify the cost

  5. Hi John
    Please keep your paper engineering ideas coming , your boxes are wonderful i have a little owl ornament and i think he would sit in the box perfectly .
    This die is very nice but it will not be on my list because of the limited use .

    Elaine H X

  6. Wow, John, what a super idea I love this box and how you have incorporated the die. I have to say it is not one I have as I didn't think I would get much use from it....just goes to show. have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie

  7. Hi John. What a clever idea to use the Swingin Die. Really love the box and the flower just as much as I love chocolate covered peanuts.
    Lost many a filling on Cinder toffee by the way.
    Love Val x

  8. A lovely idea John, I have a similar die from Memory box and I too haven't used it. Will have to have a go at the box now. Janice x

  9. Hi John what a great way to use this die,I love seeing your "paper engineer" work.this box is stunning,and I love the little tag with the flowers.I would advise people not to buy this Die,it had very limited use,3 cheers for you John on coming up with a great box.I would love the tutorial please

  10. Hola John
    well done for making something out of this strange die. Its never likely to make it into my collection but I like what you have done with it. x

  11. Great Box John, I love what you have done with a Die that I have always said there was no purpose for.
    Still say that, of course you could use lots of Dies for your brilliant box.
    Please keep up the Paper Engineering I love it.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x