Sizzix Die-Cut Lantern and Matchbox Projects + a Giveaway!

Sizzix lantern project



Projects by Sarah Donawerth

I just recently discovered die-cut machines and now I don’t know how I’ve survived without them! I used to hand-cut gift boxes to give to friends and I can now cut them faster than ever before. These two projects using Sizzix dies are just a sampling of the amazing things you can do with die-cut cartridges.

Paper Carton Lantern

 

Supplies:

 

 

Sizzix Paper Lantern project

Directions:

  1. Die cut the pieces to your milk carton from watercolor paper or cardstock.
  2. Cut a window into each side of the milk carton, approximately 2 x 2”.
  3. Scribble the metallic gelatos onto milk carton pieces in random shapes.
  4. With a makeup sponge or blending tool, blend the colors into each other, and seal with gel medium. NOTE: Gelatos can also be blended with water for an even smoother finish.
  5. Stamp the entire sheet of wax paper (it will not be perfect, but the effect is beautiful), then choose the best pieces and glue them to the back of each side of your milk carton, covering the windows.
  6. Assemble the milk carton and glue together with gel medium. The bottom should be left unassembled so that you can add the faux tea light later. It can be taped shut once the tea light is inside.
  7. Punch a hole in the top and attach your ribbon with a bow.

Match Box

Sizzix Matchbox Project



Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Die cut the pieces to your match box.
  2. With the Raspberry, Watermelon, and Snow Cone gelatos from the Tropical kit, scribble a patchwork design onto the match box pieces. They do not have to be perfect and the different random squares of color don’t have to touch each other.
  3. With a makeup sponge or blending tool, blend the colors into each other.
  4. Seal your pieces with gel medium.
  5. Assemble your match box and glue together with gel medium.

For even more Sizzix products, visit our Die Cutting and Embossing Collection.

Enter to Win a Copy of “Upcycle with Sizzix”

[This giveaway has ended.]

Sizzix giveaway

We’re giving 2 lucky winners a copy of “Upcycling with Sizzix.” To be entered in our prize drawing:

  • Use the Pin It buttons below each image to “pin” your favorite project.
  • Share a link of your newly created pin in the comments section below (get your link by opening your pin and copying the URL).
  • Tell us why you loved that project.

 

 

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments for our giveaway and contacted via email. Contest is open to U.S. residents only, and ends 11/15/15 at 11:59pm PST.

 

About the Artist:

Sarah Donawerth is the Marketing Assistant and Copywriter at Stampington & Company. Follow her as she crafts whatever her heart desires at: www.sarahdonawerth.com.

Favorite Food: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Interests: Knitting, crochet, crafting, violin, puppies, and “Downton Abbey”

Favorite Quote: “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” – Jane Austen, “Pride and Prejudice”

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28 Responses to “Sizzix Die-Cut Lantern and Matchbox Projects + a Giveaway!”

  1. LeAnne Madsen says:

    Love the Halloween boxes ideas.

  2. Jen East says:

    I pinned the lantern to Mixed Media Minis here:
    https://www.pinterest.com/swxe/mixed-media-minis/

    Just consolidated and containerized some old ModPodge from a teaching project — going to clean out the containers making sole sealed papers like this!

  3. Wow what a unique project….and even without a die cut machine, one could translate techniques to other uses…cool! Count me in, I’d like to see what other possibilities Sizzix offers!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/494973815274357110/

  4. Mary Gelo says:

    I love both projects for there versatility as gift holders, but drawn to the lantern. Candle light during holidays and special occasions set the mood. Would make nice gifts to your guests also. I would totally love the ability to make these.

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    This is so pretty!!!

  6. JackieP Neal says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/135178426293037461/
    I love designed and upcycled matchbooks! they are really neat to add some special note or tiny gift in to give to a friend!

  7. I pinned the lantern to my Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/christiconley/configuration-boxes-shadow-boxes-and-printer-trays/ I have been drooling over this die since I first saw it – I am definitely asking for it for Christmas :)

  8. cindy coven says:

    I love the idea of the wax paper for the glass. How beautiful would it be to decorate it for Christmas. The matchbox would make a great favor gift. Hope I win!

  9. kimberly robson says:

    I pinned both to my Pinterst under my scrapbook. Just love them both. I know what Santa is bringing me for Christmas.

  10. Cindy K says:

    I love these projects! I can think of so many projects using these dies!

  11. Mynda says:

    I knew there was a good reason I picked up and purchased that Milk Carton die from a Michael’s Clearance table last Summer — can’t wait to make the lanterns! As always, mahalo for the inspiration!

  12. Nancy Groah says:

    great idea both of them great for gift giving. Both of these projects are pinned under my Stampington folder.
    Lantern web page is: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/102316222761625905/
    Matchbox web page is:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/102316222761625934/.
    Thanks so much for the wonderful craft ideas as well as sharing this opportunity for a contest.
    I regularly post your items onto my facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/fancystamp.
    Always a pleasure sharing these wonderful ideas

  13. Joan Kubes says:

    I loved this lantern project. I pinned it here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/312085449157363372/ it looks so elegant!

  14. Pat k says:

    What a wonderful paper lantern pattern pinned to Pinterest

  15. Nancy S says:

    What a terrific idea. So many possibilities for storage or gift giving. Just love it!

  16. pat M says:

    I just purchased a large quantity of small matchbooks from England and want to experiment with cut-outs – this is very appealing.

  17. Ann says:

    Wonderful projects. I love the little lantern and pinned it here, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/63331938487493480/

  18. Lorlee says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/240027855118462994/
    I love the idea of the lantern! It would be great with battery operated candles lining the drive during the holidays! I adore upcycling items and this fits the bill!

  19. Susan Falkler says:

    The lantern would be great as a favor/place card. Add a battery operated candle for atmosphere. Pinned here:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/111534528249385552/

  20. Sarah Oswald says:

    I would love to win this AWESOME prize they all seem like wonderful projects, Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Fonda Rush says:

    I love the lantern. It’s so much easier to use a die cut than to cut “windows” by hand.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/178314466473492353/

  22. Lynn L says:

    I see many possibilities for the lantern for table settings, centerpiece, lining the windowsill & more. Would love to add Upcycle with Sizzix to my craft library.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/533043305875320833/

  23. Geralyn Gray says:

    This is brilliant. I have been upcycling record sleeves and covers. It is so much fun and the weight of the paper is perfect witht the sizzix die cuts!

  24. Geralyn Gray says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/120260252527086067/ Would use these to make more items from record covers. I bought the village houses die cuts from Tim Holtz and have been making them all week.

  25. Sheila Wayne says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/78179743509570221/ This little box would make a great gift box for a special friend. There are so many possibilities with the matchbox die. Mini gift boxes,storage, pendants, affirmation box, etc.

  26. Bonnie says:

    Haha, pinned this before I saw there was a giveaway… really like it a lot! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/21532904446262417/

  27. Taila says:

    I love them both! Such cute ideas and easy to make.
    Paper Carton Lantern wins as my favorite though.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/494903446530629556/

  28. Danielle says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/488710997043859058/

    The fact that you can use a die cutting machine to make such a fabulous little box is amazing. I love the colors and blending technique on the box and the book page used as an accent is cool. So many ideas springing from this one project. I’d love to see what is in that Sizzix book.

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Sizzix lantern project



Projects by Sarah Donawerth

I just recently discovered die-cut machines and now I don’t know how I’ve survived without them! I used to hand-cut gift boxes to give to friends and I can now cut them faster than ever before. These two projects using Sizzix dies are just a sampling of the amazing things you can do with die-cut cartridges.

Paper Carton Lantern

 

Supplies:

 

 

Sizzix Paper Lantern project

Directions:

  1. Die cut the pieces to your milk carton from watercolor paper or cardstock.
  2. Cut a window into each side of the milk carton, approximately 2 x 2”.
  3. Scribble the metallic gelatos onto milk carton pieces in random shapes.
  4. With a makeup sponge or blending tool, blend the colors into each other, and seal with gel medium. NOTE: Gelatos can also be blended with water for an even smoother finish.
  5. Stamp the entire sheet of wax paper (it will not be perfect, but the effect is beautiful), then choose the best pieces and glue them to the back of each side of your milk carton, covering the windows.
  6. Assemble the milk carton and glue together with gel medium. The bottom should be left unassembled so that you can add the faux tea light later. It can be taped shut once the tea light is inside.
  7. Punch a hole in the top and attach your ribbon with a bow.

Match Box

Sizzix Matchbox Project



Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Die cut the pieces to your match box.
  2. With the Raspberry, Watermelon, and Snow Cone gelatos from the Tropical kit, scribble a patchwork design onto the match box pieces. They do not have to be perfect and the different random squares of color don’t have to touch each other.
  3. With a makeup sponge or blending tool, blend the colors into each other.
  4. Seal your pieces with gel medium.
  5. Assemble your match box and glue together with gel medium.

For even more Sizzix products, visit our Die Cutting and Embossing Collection.

Enter to Win a Copy of “Upcycle with Sizzix”

[This giveaway has ended.]

Sizzix giveaway

We’re giving 2 lucky winners a copy of “Upcycling with Sizzix.” To be entered in our prize drawing:

  • Use the Pin It buttons below each image to “pin” your favorite project.
  • Share a link of your newly created pin in the comments section below (get your link by opening your pin and copying the URL).
  • Tell us why you loved that project.

 

 

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments for our giveaway and contacted via email. Contest is open to U.S. residents only, and ends 11/15/15 at 11:59pm PST.

 

About the Artist:

Sarah Donawerth is the Marketing Assistant and Copywriter at Stampington & Company. Follow her as she crafts whatever her heart desires at: www.sarahdonawerth.com.

Favorite Food: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Interests: Knitting, crochet, crafting, violin, puppies, and “Downton Abbey”

Favorite Quote: “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” – Jane Austen, “Pride and Prejudice”

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