Saturday, 19 July, 2014

Hamburger Die

Welcome to our first Eureka team national blog hop... I hope you enjoyed Fiona's blog and all the wonderful projects our team of fantastic demonstrators are posting for you...


I’ve worked out a little trick....

I just love this die. It’s cute, it’s fun and you can create so many themes with it.
I can’t wait for Christmas – these will make great little treat boxes for some special people. Oh and that ribbon – did you see that in the catalogue, the 1” Striped Grosgrain – Looove!

I was so excited when the die first arrived, I couldn’t wait to play. Although, after my first few attempts, I found myself scratching my head – getting those corners right was challenging. I’ve made a stack of boxes in my time, particularly through my work as a graphic designer, but I found it little difficult to get the score lines sharp and crisp so that the finished box sat neatly. Also, it took me a lot longer to assemble than I was hoping.
Okay, so the fun was gone – not good sad
After scratching my head a couple more times, I tried one little thing that made all the difference and guess what? Not only did it work, but the fun was back and it was just so EASY to put together! So happy smiley
So instead of fussing with all those extra folds on score lines to get the corners right – ignore them. Get your paper snips out and cut one at each corner. Here... this is what I mean....
Here is where I cut them:
Simply cut following the score line down from the edge of the box shape to the corner where the score lines meet and form the base or top. Here is a close up of the inside. Do the same for the top edge only, the bottom is done for you.
Once I did that, it was so much easier to fold and crisp up all those score lines.  I used Sticky Strip to assemble – you could try the new Fast Fuse adhesive (sticky strip in snail form) or liquid glue would work also.
I put the tape on the edge closest to the fold so that it would seal nicely and not leave any little pieces poking open. Like this...
There are so many cute little characters you can make – scanning social media networks will bring up a variety of cute little babies to add to your family such as dogs, cats, lions and cow.... our favourites here at our place are Angry Birds....
So much fun....
Continue the fun and hop over to visit Tricia Raneri now....
Until next time.... stamp creatively.


Oh, Angry Birds are number 1 at our house. Very cute!

Posted by Jess W on 19 July, 2014 at 09:38 AM #

I do the 'cutting corners' trick too... works a treat. Those Angry Birds boxes are soooo gorgeous. LOVE them!

Posted by Simone on 19 July, 2014 at 10:01 AM #

Thanks for sharing the handy tip on the Hamburger die. I have held off buying it for that very reason, but now I can shop away - Thanks for enabling me! Love those Angry Birds, I know just the person who would cherish those bird boxes.

Posted by Tricia on 19 July, 2014 at 10:35 AM #

Soooo cute! Havent used this die yet, but thanks for the tip :-)

Posted by Mel on 19 July, 2014 at 11:13 AM #

Rose these are lovely. They will be very popular!!

Posted by Linda Whalley on 19 July, 2014 at 11:52 AM #

Such great projects Rose!May have to get that die onto the wish list!

Posted by Janine Rawlins on 19 July, 2014 at 12:31 PM #

How amazing are your angry birds!!! Looks great!!!

Posted by Rebecca on 19 July, 2014 at 04:58 PM #

Rose these are seriously cute, great work

Posted by Maureen Crameri on 19 July, 2014 at 07:47 PM #

Wow, I am glad i have the hamburger box now. Thank you for the extra tip.

Posted by Lorinda on 23 July, 2014 at 09:30 AM #

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