Fries Without The Carbs!

I think fries without the carbs would be like living in Eutpoia… and although that might not be possible I have maybe the next best thing, at least for a paper crafter- LOL!!  I have fallen head over heals for the FRENCH FRY BOX DIE and if you haven’t played with it yet, you are seriously missing out!!  This die is a large BIGZ style die, so when you are using it you only need the 2 clear cutting plates with your machine.  Here is what the box looks like once put together…

French Fry Box Die

I decided to play with mine a bit… to alter the shape some.  I put these adorable samples together for my CATALOG KICKOFF PARTY that I had last month.  These were such a hit with the ladies and I LOVED making them!

The first one I created was using the FRIENDLY WISHES and ALL ABOUT SUGAR sets, I embellished a bit with the new In-Color BLOSSOM ACCENTS too!  Of course I used the FRENCH FRY BOX DIE to create the box, but I did it a little differently… I also used my OVAL FRAMELITS to create that large sentiment piece for the front, it matches the rounded shape of the box…

Friendly Wishes and All About Sugar sets make adorable french fry boxes

You can see how I altered the box from the side view… see both sides are the BACK!!  Whoa… fancy… LOL!  I will put together a quick video to show you how I put these together… they really are SO easy!  I punched a hole in the sides and ran some of that yummy DOTTED LACE RIBBON through and made a little handle for my treat box.

Friendly Wishes and All About Sugar sets make adorable french fry boxes

Next up I create this version of the same sort of box, this one I wanted to create a type of banner flag topper of course I used another sentiment from the same stamp set FRIENDLY WISHES, I love the sentiments in this set!!  To create the banner piece I just measure the width of my stamp, added a few 1/8″ on either side and that was my width, then I measured the height of my sentiment and doubled that measurement for the front and the back of the banner, then I added in the width of the fry box, that will accommodate the area of the banner that goes along the top.

Friendly Wishes and All About Sugar sets make adorable french fry boxes

So from the side you can see a better understanding of the banner… the ribbon is wrapped and tied around the top of the banner and it’s hiding it a bit.  I will show this in the video too.  But notice that on this fry box both sides of the box are the FRONT design only… I know, tricky… :-)

Friendly Wishes and All About Sugar sets make adorable french fry boxes

Lastly, I created this one- perfect for an outdoor B-B-Q?  I think this one is my absolute FAVE!!  I LOVE the ALL ABOUT SUGAR set, in fact it’s made to coordinate perfectly with this very die… I thought wouldn’t these be adorable to make as a table piece for a BBQ… just think you could put treats inside, OR how about little plastic utensils wrapped in a napkin?  OMG!!!

All About Sugar French Fry Box Overalls

You can see that I used the front and back both have the higher back shape of the die… I made these little over-all straps using thin long strips of card stock that I criss-crossed stapled on the front, then in the back (which you can’t see very well) I put them on top of one another and stapled them together.  They really do look like over-alls!

All About Sugar French Fry Box Overalls

These adorable little boxes are SO easy to make… I will have a quick video tutorial for you before the end of the week.  If you were lucky enough to grab this die while it was on sale a few weeks ago then you are set.  If you didn’t then I am sorry :-(  But honestly no matter what the price is you NEED this adorable die… it makes the CUTEST things and I am not even done playing with it for other alternative projects either.  Have you thought of something new with this die?  If so please share.

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