Christmas what a beautiful time of the year…
I love Christmas…don’t you?
In the last class for the year I decided we would make great little Christmas gift boxes for those small but still important gifts.
We made 3 projects…no cards, but 3 easy to make “Gift Boxes” using Stampin’ Up! Tags and Trimmings Bundle 146062 and the Gift Bag Punch board 135862
The boxes where then decorated using the stamps and Thinlits from the Tags and Trimmings Bundle and Designer Series Papers from Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 & Merry Music Specialty DSP 144623.
How to Make….
Stocking and pillow box back was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock, a 1/8 hole was punched in the back of Pillow box to attach a folded and knotted length of Quilted Christmas Ribbon 144620 to be used as a hanger.It is a lot easier putting the ribbon in now than after stocking is completed.
Fold and burnish the side tabs on back panel, also the bottom tab and gently shape the top of stocking. Add Tear and tape to side tabs on back panel as well as bottom tab.
Remove Tear and Tape backing, carefully match the corners at top and adhere down, doing one side at a time.
Burnish, fold over and adhere other side (Sorry forgot the ribbon in these pictures)
Remove backing of tab and gentle fold into box and burnish with bone folder to inside of stocking.
To decorate we using the Snow flake paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP for the cuff, heal and toe of stocking attached with Multi Purpose Glue. I also adhered the gold pom pom trim to back of cuff before attaching to stocking front.
Bell and Pom Pom Trim was cut from Gold Foil Paper. Two leaves and the large button was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut using the Thinlits. These then where layered using glue dots …large leaf coming from behind the bell with the smaller leaf on opposite side and at the front. Large button on top with a small bow in Red/white Twisted bakers Twine (Discontinued)
Cut two back panels from Crumb Cake cardstock and remove the log tab from each panel and side tabs only from one panel.
Fold in the scoring lines and Tear and Tape and this time when you join the panels together you need to top and tail them
You can see here the notched one is at the top the other at the bottom. Join other side and gently fold in the tops and bottoms of box.
With the pillow box to decorate I cut a strip of Merry Music Specialty DSP 6 x 15cm. Tear along both edges removing approx .5cm from each side. This is then wrapped around the box and adhered with snail. Wrap the Jute Twine 144625 around the box twice and tie off in a knot. Using the tag from the stamp set I added two leaves and a small button and tied onto the Twine with Red/white bakers twine.
With a 15 cm x 30cm piece of DSP from the Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 Score down one long side 2.5cm and fold this is the top of the bag.
Follow the instructions on the Gift Bag Punch board 135862 to make the large gift bag. Fold and adhere bag together.
The Gift Box, I wanted to be more of a Santa Sack so instead of making handles I just threaded the Jute Twine 144625 through the holes and knotted at the front, the bow and tags where then attached at the knot.
The Whisper White tag is only approx 3 cm in width, because the bag is so small it didn’t need a wide tag. I just folded a bow shape and added the Gold sequence at the back and wrapped White bakers twine around the center where the knot would be. I used a glue dot to hold in place on the tag and then using the tails to tie to the jute knot on the bag.Finish off by adding another two leaves and button with the Glue dots.
Hope you have enjoyed my projects we did last night, it was a great way to finish off the year.
Here we all are WISHING each other a MERRY CHRISTMAS
This was at the start of the evening….before the fun began!
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