I had preorder the Hamburger Box Die and hadn't given it a try yet. I was curious to see the size of the box in person, so I used the color combo challenge on the Create with Connie and Mary blog (#306) as my starting point for the box.
The die includes a tag with a punched heart on it so that is what I used to decorate the top of the box. I cut the sides of the tag and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I traced the heart with a pencil on Wild Wasabi cardstock and then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to center a sentiment (from the Petite Pairs stamp set) in the center of the heart. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with Pool Party embossing powder and I used my paper piercer to add a piercer border inside. I erased my pencil marks and then layered the heart piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I wanted to stamp the box to make it more interesting. Since the piece of cardstock you use is quite long (9-1/2"), if you want to use a background stamp, you'll need to stamp it twice on your piece of cardstock. With that in mind, I stamped two background stamps side by side, so that the top and the bottom of the box wouldn't have the same pattern: Hardwood for the top and Dictionary for the bottom. A piece of Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon (now retired) was used to tie around the box, but as a decorative piece, because the box already has tabs that you slide in slits to keep it shut.
I will say that I really like the size of this box, because in the past, a lot of our box dies have produced really small packaging. This one can contain something a little more substantial, so I feel like this will be a nice addition to my collection.
TIP: You need to use adhesive in the folds on the sides of the top and bottom of the box. I tried three different adhesives on the box to test them: Mini glue dots, Fast Fuse (the new adhesive added to our line) and Multipurpose glue. I noticed the Multipurpose glue tended to squirt out of the folds and you needed to hold it in place for quite a while before the glue set, so I didn't like that option. The Fast Fuse is starting to come apart after a day. Although this new adhesive holds better than Snail, it is not strong enough for 3D projects (as confirmed by the info shared in the video SU! issued about this new adhesive.) The mini glue dots hold well, but they don't lay as flat and give dimension to the folds. Next time, I plan on using the Sticky Strip to put the box together. There's no going around it, it remains the best adhesive for any kind of 3D project.
Color Combo: Perfect Plum + Wild Wasabi + Coastal Cabana
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Hardwood, Dictionary, Quelques lignes (Petite Pairs)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi
Ink: VersaMark, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder, Wild Wasabi Stitched Grosgrain ribbon,
Hamburer Box Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder,
Eyelet, Paper Piercer, Crop-a-Dile