Friday, 7 November 2014

Under the tree - Precious little box

Hello again!

As promised my little box! I used the Gift Box Punch Board (135863) to make this adoring little box - inside I put a little votive candle (bought a pack of 12 from Big W recently).

To decorate the candle I used one of the snowflake stamps from the Many Merry Stars Photopolymer stamp set (138105). This stamp set is from the Merry & Bright Exstra Special Christmas flyer and all products from this flyer is only available as long as stock lasts!!! Hurry, you don't want to miss out! The snowflake image was stamped onto white tissue paper with Gold Metallic Encore ink (132141). I used one of the Circles Collection Framelits to die cut the image and then punched a tiny hole in the middle of the snowflake circle to fit easily over the candle wick and lastly used my Heat Tool to melt the tissue paper into the candle wax. I should mention that the little votive can get very hot, so be careful! Also keep in mind that this makes the candle only a decoration - not for burning! If you want the candle to be lit, leave these steps!

Next up the little box! This box is not only easy but also very fast to make, because of Stampin'Up!'s Gift Box Punch Board! To make my it possible to fit a loose lid over the box, I needed to make a few modifications to my Gift Punch Board Box. My box was made by following the instructions ( already printed on the Gift Box Punch Board - how fantastic is that!) for the smallest box.  I used a 6"x 6" (15cm x 15cm) piece of my DSP, this way you can get 4 similar size boxes from one piece of 12" x 12" DSP or Card stock! If you prefer a bigger box you follow the same steps as shown in my photos to form your box. It is really super easy! For the bottom of my box I used Stampin'Up!'fantastic NEW Kraft Cardstock (133674), perfect for 3D items and also for stamping and card making!

Follow these steps to form the bottom of the box:
This is what the box looks like when you follow normal instructions printed on the Gift Box Punch Board
Cut off all 4 the "pointy bits".

Cut to the first score line on all 4 sides by rotating the box once after each cut.

I also cut away on the diagonal lines, this makes the box look nice and tidy once adhered.

And last but not least, Sticky Strip (104294) of course! Adhere to form your box.

For the lid I used a 4"x 4" of Under the Tree DSP (135825) and scored at 1" (2.5 cm)on all 4 sides. I die cut a small star from the centre panel of the lid, using the Stars Framelits (133723). Keep the tiny star you cut from this. Cut the 4 tabs same as in the photo above, apply Sticky Strip and adhere.

To decorate the lid I used the smallest and second smallest star from the Star Framelits to die cut a frame from a Gold Foil Sheet (132622) and used this to frame the star on my lid.

Finally I used the 2 tiny stars to tie around my box with some Linen Thread (104199). Use a piercing tool to push a tiny hole through the stars - I used a needle to thread the linen through the stars.

I love the finished product! I hope you like it too!

Mel xx

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