Don't you just love when you discover additional uses for your dies? I tell you... this is going to get your creative ideas flowing and you are going to immediately go check which other dies you can adapt to this fun packaging idea!
I am going to show you how you can make a 3-D box out of almost any shape die that you own and it is super easy! All you need is to understand the basics of making a box and then adapt it based on the size of the die and box you'd like to make. Cool, right?!
Here's a look at the Halloween treat boxes that I made today.
Let's take a closer look at the Trick or Treat box on the left. To make this box, you'll need the Gingerbread Tag die from our 2015 Holiday Catalog ($9.95). To make one box you will need to cut two Gingerbread tags. You will then need to make a box base that you can adhere both of the tags to.
To calculate the size of the base box, I started with the measurement of the die. The width of the lower half of the house is 1 7/8" so I need to make my box a bit smaller - 1 3/4". The measurement from the bottom of the house to the roof is 1 1/8" so I made the height of my box base 1" high.
To calculate the size of cardstock you need, you'll need:
1" side + 1.75" bottom + 1" side = 3.75"
If you want your base to be square then you will cut a 3.75" square.
Here's a top down view so that you can see the 3-D aspect of the box.
Pretty cool, right?!
Now let's take a look at the Jack O'Lantern box.
This Jack O'lantern box was made in the same way. I made the box base out of Onyx (black) cardstock to show through the carved pumpkin face. This box base is 1.75"w x 1.25"d x 1.25"h.
Here is how to calculate the size of cardstock you'll need for the base:
1.25" + 1.75" wide + 1.25+ = 4.25"
1.25" + 1.25" deep + 1.25" = 3.75"
So you will cut a base from Onyx cardstock that measures 4.25" x 3.75".
Here's a top-down view of the Jack O'Lantern box. As you can see, it is not as deep as the Trick Or Treat box.
I'm eager to hear what you think! Which other dies do you think this will work with?