Christmas blog party 2013: Christmas Treats Box project

Our next project is a beautiful Christmas Sweet Treats Box created by Crafter’s Companion designer Margaret Brown.

You will need:

Gable End Sweet Treats Board

Christmas with Barkley CD-ROM

Sentimentals Jingle Bells Stamps

For the corners – Die’sire Classical Frame and Border dies

For the foliage spray – Die’sire  Ivy,  Mistletoe, Holly, and Small and Large Bow

For the sentiment –  Die’sire Tag 1 and the centre part of Ornamental  Oval

Die’sire Snowflake die.

3 sheets of Centura pearl card

Gold and Red Mirra card

3 shades of green card.

Collall Wet glue and 3D Gel


How to make the box:

Choose 2 designs from the Christmas with Barkley CD-ROM.  Print on to both sides of the centura pearl card . (Print borderless if you can.)

Pearl side down onto the board emboss the gable box on to 2 sheets . Then cut around the outside and hollow out the handle and the side slots.

Fold the side score lines and stick the 2 pieces together to form a box.

From the other piece of card cut 2 bases one slightly smaller to fit inside. Fold over the bottom tabs and glue the bases to the bottom then glue the other inside.

Cut 4 Classical frames from red mirra card, score down the centre  trim to length then stick to the corners.  Cut 4 of the border from gold mirra add to the corners.

Cut 4 small Ivy sprays 2 green 2 gold.

Cut 4 Mistletoe sprays highlight the edges with gold pen.

Cut 2 Holly from green card and the berries from red mirra card.

Using a small piece of acetate squeeze some 3D gel about the size of 10p.  Now arrange the foliage into a spray and leave to set. Once set trim off excess acetate and add to the front of the box.

Cut  the small and large bow from red mirra card.  Add to the spray.

Stamp the sentiment onto card and cut out with the Ornamental Oval die.

Cut the Tag 1 from red mirra card. Add the sentiment. Stick to the front panel add 2 diamante to trim.

Cut 3 snowflakes from gold mirra card,  add to the back and both sides.

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