Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Box

All Occasion Box with Christmas Design

Christmas Box--Open 
Finished Size of the box is :  2 1/4" x 3" x  5/8"

Matchbox die (large) Cheery Lynn B330
Ivory Card stock [I used Romak Heavy weight card stock]
Moss Green Card Stock  [I used Romak Heavy weight card stock]
Polka Dot embossing folder CTFD 3014
Paper Poinsettias with stamens dark red RB220 (bright red RB2221)
(you may also choose to use punched or die cut poinsettias)
Be Creative Double-sided tape 5 mm
Green Ribbon from Multi-colour pack  #63000021


  1. Die cut the Box part of the match-box out of moss green card stock or ivory.
  2. Die cut the “sleeve” part of the match-box from the opposite colour as above…if desired to have a two-tone box.
  3. Emboss the "sleeve" of the box (3-sides) using the polka dot embossing folder.
  4. Fold the box and sleeve along the fold lines.
  5. Starting with the box itself, place double sided tape along the side parts of the box.
  6. Peel off the tape from one of the long sides of the box first.  Fold up the shorter end flaps of the box to form a square.  Then fold the long part of the box down onto the tape as well.
  7. Repeat for the opposite side of the box. 
  8. Peel back the double-sided tape from the end pieces and fold the flap down.  The box should be complete.
  9. Fold the sleeve part as indicated.  Add tape the thinnest of the folds.  Attach the top of the sleeve to the small fold.
  10. Slide the box part into the sleeve.
  11. Tie a ribbon around the box and tie a knot.
  12. Decorate the sleeve of the box using the paper poinsettias. 
  13. Fold two stamens in half.  Press the folded end through the opening in the poinsettia.  First press through two of the coloured leaves and then through the green leaves. Pull the stamens down so they are tight.
  14. Fold the stamens to one side and hold in place with a piece of double-sided tape.
  15. Peel back the other side of the double-sided tape and attach to the box as desired.
Use this die to create many different box designs for all of your special occasions, for party favours, to store your jewelry....endless designs......endless possibilities!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Card 2013

Red Glittering Candle
I have just finished making my Christmas cards for this year 2013 and thought I would share my design with you.  I chose to use a few of Dee's Distinctively Dies (Candle and Pine Branch) that work well with microfine glitter to add some sparkle, after all Christmas is a time for lots of sparkle and bling
Red Glittering Candle Card

Supplies and Instructions:

Dee’s Distinctively Dies:  Candle Set IME010, Pine Branches  IME028
Embossing Folder:  Nellie’s Choice Christmas Rectangle EFE 001
Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter: Fire Red 34MFP
Glitter Ritz Micro Fine glitter:  Light Gold 32MFP
Be Creative Double sided tape:  40mm wide (or wider), and 3mm
Ivory Card 4 x 6
Red Card stock [I used Joy Craft Linen Red Card stock (A5): 80990009]
Moss Green Card stock [ I used Romak Moss Green Card Stock (light weight)
Sticker lines gold #841 or #1092
Sticker Multi Sayings Christmas #362
2 mm foam tabs
0.5mm foam tabs
Pigment Inks for shading as desired
Hobby knife
Die Cutting/Embossing machine [I used Nellie's Press Boss]
Joy Craft Bow Maker 

  1. Emboss the ivory card using Nellie’s Christmas Rectangle embossing folder.
  2. Die Cut the red candle base using Joy Craft Linen Card stock.
  3. Attach a strip of the 40 mm double-sided tape to the red linen card stock and die cut one of the wax dripping designs out of the taped card stock. 
  4. Die cut the two parts of the flame from the red taped card stock as well.
  5. Die cut one of the pine branch designs from green cards stock and cut design into the two pieces.
  6. Glitter the wax dripping design using the Fire Red Glitter.  Also glitter the large part of the flame in the fire red glitter and the smaller design in light gold glitter.   How to Glitter:  Simply peel back the tape, hold the design at the edges and pour glitter over the design.  Burnish the design (rub in the glitter) with you finger. 
  7. Cut the candle to the appropriate size (3 inches), and using the back of your scissors or tweezers, curve the design.  Attach to the ivory card using 2 mm foam tabs in the middle of the design.  You may wish to use 0.5mm foam tabs at the edges.  This will allow the candle to keep a curve and appear dimensional.
  8. Attach the glittered candle drippings on top of the candle using the 2mm foam tabs.  Also attach the flame pieces, first the larger part of the flame using 0.5 mm foam tabs and then the gold glittered part of the flame on top.  You may wish to cut your foam tabs in half to fit the smaller parts such as the inner part of the flame
  9. Ink the pine branches as desired.  I used a darker green pigment ink. Attach the pine branches to the design, one facing one way the other the opposite direction using 3mm Be Creative Double sided tape.   
  10. Tie a bow [I used the Joy Craft Bow Maker] from red or green ribbon and attach to the card using Be Creative double sided tape (3mm)
  11. Create a sticker line frame around the card using the sticker lines.  
  12. Add a Christmas saying as desired from Sticker sheet #362
  13. Use the tiny dots found inside the circular line design and attach these to the embossed holly berries in each corner.  Simply lift up the dot using a hobby awl, or piercing tool (see my favourite tools coming soon), and place in the position desired.

Coming Next Week..... 
A Christmas Box everyone will be sure to treasure!