Category Archives: Patriotic

Top Note Flag Box


I love the Big Shot, and I was SO excited when I finally got one for myself!  The first die I ordered was the Top Note Die, and it is still one of my favorite dies to use.  I made this box a couple of years ago when I was a customer, at Judi Sparks’ class (go visit her blog-Judi’s Cuties-she is very talented!) and I fell in love with it!  We didn’t have all the embossing folders at the time, so I remade it today using the dots and chevron folders.  I also don’t have the stars framelits, so I had to use a retired star punch.  I think it would be super cute with several different sizes of stars, tho!

We don’t have a box die, so I made a box using a strip of real red cardstock, cut at 11″  x 4 1/2″.   On the 4 1/2″ side, score at 1 1/2″.  On the 11″ side, score at 3″, 5 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 10 1/2″.  Cut off the strip that measures 1 1/2″ x 1/2″.  Cut the other score lines on the 1 1/2″ side up to the score line.  Fold into a box shape and secure with red sticky strip, tombow multi glue or the new fast fuse adhesive–if you use SNAIL, your box will fall apart–trust me when I tell you this!

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Looks like I got a little overzealous with the dimentionals on my star, lol!  Love those things!