Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Neat & Tangled October Release & Giveaways - Day 2


Welcome back for Day 2 of the Neat & Tangled October release!  Today we're showing off my newest designs for Neat & Tangled.

A while back Elena Roussakis challenged me to create a treat box for N&T, so I put my thinking cap on and this is what happened!  Designing boxes is a lot of fun because it really makes me have to use my head and think.

This is not a small die.  It's on the pricier side, but the nice thing is that it's one pass through your die cutting machine as opposed to some boxes where you cut two halves and then adhere them together.  This is slightly longer than a regular cutting plate, so I used my extended plate, but if you don't have one, you can always partially cut and then shift the plate down.



There are lots of little extra dies included.  This allows you to add detail to the outside of your truck.  Add a little, it's up to you.  Since there was space, we also tried to include some doubles of things like the tires, so it's just two passes through the machine as opposed to four.

You can assemble the truck as one solid piece, or, like I did here, cut openings for the windows using the coordinating dies.  If you do this, note that you will have to trim the little flaps on the sides of the front windshield down so that you can't see them through the side windows.

The sentiment is from the coordinating Sweet Treats Sentiments set which is also great for little gift tags.

All the stamping and adhering of the coordinating dies was done before the actual folding/assembly of the box.  To assemble my truck I use 1/8" Scortape.



For my truck, I thought it would be so cute to incorporate some Legos.  The sizing is perfect for minifigs.  I just found a baseplate that was about the size of the truck's bottom, attached the minifigure (he's sitting) and then dropped it into the box.  Wouldn't these be perfect little gift/goodie bag items for a Lego birthday?



I also whipped up a card, because if you're going to spend that much on a die you want it to perform double duty don't you?

I partially cut the die to get one side of the truck, trimmed off the excess, added an embossed sentiment and flourishes (from the Sweet Treats set), and adhered some die cut details.  I wanted this to mimic a UPS truck because who doesn't love seeing one of those arrive at your front door?

I used Copics to add a bit of shading to the hub caps and window.



The 'ground' is one of the stamps from the Landscape Textures set, and the secondary sentiment is from the Out of the Box set.

I think these little trucks would work great on tags too.

OK, that's all for me today, but please stop by the Neat & Tangled blog.  Danielle is giving away a set of today's products to one lucky commenter.  I'll be picking a winner for them as well.  To be entered into my giveaway, be a follower and leave a comment.  Head over to Instagram for extra chances.  More goodness tomorrow!

37 comments:

  1. Love the release so far, I’m sure there will be more amazing sets to come, the truck is super cute!

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  2. Congratulations on such an awesome die set & cute sentiment set, Miriam. As soon as I saw the truck set, I thought of Legos because all 6 of my nephews are totally into them! lol

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  3. WOW, Miriam...absolutely genius! Your truck set has my wheels turning with possibilities, especially in making fleets of them for my nephew and all his friends, as well as my niece and her classmates! So many possibilities in filling them with treats/small toys/gifts! Yours: sheer delight! Love this! You surpassed the 'challenge' Elena gave you with flying colours!

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  4. Your Lego truck is so cute, and the UPS truck is my favorite, because it's my favorite thing to see coming down my street heading to my house!
    Karen

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  5. That truck is so cute...love the unique shape.

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  6. Really cute die! The truck is adorable! I am amazed that you thought of so many details!

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  7. That's one amazingly cute die! Love your super adorable truck creations :)

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  8. You did good.
    Love that it can be done in one pass
    and you don't have to put pieces
    together. Versatile as to the
    type of truck too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. Miriam, this is adorable! Great job! I'd love to make these for our mail people who deliver me boxes and packages all year! :)

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  10. Love that this truck die can be used 'flat' or poped up. very cool idea/creation

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  11. How creative! I love your truck die and how versatile it is. It makes an adorable 3D truck but I love that you can use part of it for flat cards. Ingenious!

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  12. I LOVE your lego truck, soooo cute! I must CASE you and make it for my grandson!

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  13. Your LEGO truck is sweet - but I really like that you showed a different way of using the die to make your UPS truck embellie.

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  14. Its pure genius Miriam!! The fact that you can make a full truck or just use the side of it on a card/tag is magical. Might have to find me an extender plate so I can get my hands on this cutie!!!!

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  15. Love this truck die and that it is the perfect size for Legos--we have a lot of those.

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  16. This little truck is just too darn cute and simply adorable. You are so stinkin' clever!

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  17. This is such an amazing die !!!! You did a fantastic job ! Congratulations !!

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  18. I can’t believe how amazing this die is. The Lego people are the perfect size. Wonderful project.

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  19. Love the cute Lego truck. Genius idea of creating this die!

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  20. Hi Miriam, I am already picturing your genius die cut trucks as favors on my holiday tables! I can switch up the colors for different seasons. Sooo glad you designed it as one piece so we don't have to try to match up halves. Love that you show one as a UPS truck, lol!! One last thing,,,I do have an extended platform but maybe you will be designing more long dies for those who have to get the long platform now?!!

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  21. The truck is amazingggg! Awesome creations!

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  22. Ahhh! The Lego truck is so cool and clever!

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  23. This is seriously the cutest most innovative die! Perfect for a mom of two boys!

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  24. Looove the new truck die!! I love the Lego's and the truck together. The sentiments are so fun too!!!

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  25. Congratulations on a super cute design! This blows me away, so much thought and love in this cute little truck!

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  26. This truck die is AWESOME!!! Great idea! And it is so perfect for the little lego figures!

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  27. Ok, so I totally blew it with my train guess last week ­čśé Those thin pieces threw me! Love your 3D truck!!! Super clever and just adorable. You smarty-designer, you!

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  28. Miriam this so creative... I am usually waiting for every release to see your new idea .. my kids love it too much and they keep telling me to get this one ..

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  29. Oh my!!! Such a stunnnig die!!! Your little truck is adorable!!! Great work, Miriam!

    I'm already your follower.

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  30. Oh.my.word! Cutest little 3D truck, ever! (Were your girls the inspiration for this??) Love it--especially the brown one! ;)

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  31. Your truck is WAaaay too cute! Genius idea!! Going to the top of my wishlist!! Yes, I'm a follower.

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  32. My boys may be adults, but they'll never be too old for a treat in a truck box! Thanks for remembering the guys in our lives.

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  33. Miriam, this is sooooo cute! Love that it can front a card or work 3-D!

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  34. Congratulations for such a clever idea ! I know children (even adults !) who will love this adorable truck for their Lego collection ! Thanks for sharing !

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  35. That big ol' die makes such a lovely truck. You've done a stupendous job on it.

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  36. My kiddos would be all over this die since you took pics w/ Lego guys!

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  37. I can't wait to get this die! Looks fabulous! My toddler son would love that truck. :)

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