Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop! Spellbinders, along with their Cross Promotional Partners are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving. Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore! Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog. A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away! To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog! Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible. One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner. Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog!
Be sure to see all of tomorrow’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!
Ashley Cannon Newell
Cheryl Marie Walker
Wendy Sue Anderson
Today, I am sharing a custom gift box using LF-126 Grand Classic Squares die templates. I used the squares to create a base for the box and also a lift-up lid. I also showed how the die templates can be used as a mat on the same project by die cutting a smaller grand classic square die template from patterned paper and stitching it on the box lid.
Here is a view of the box being opened. Check out those gold goodies!
Here is a view of the box from the side. Adding the square die templates creates the traditional chocolate box look.
Simply leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package! One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today. Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win. Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22, and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.
- Trim brown cardstock to 8.5" x 8.5", then score at 1-5/8" on all four sides. (Tip: When creating a box base, you may score on all sides at any height to determine the depth of your box, so less inches = shallow box and more inches = deeper box)
- Cut one of the short scored lines (1-5/8") on all four sides, then assemble box base. (Tip: Cutting one of the scored lines allows you to fold the box in and assemble)
- Die cut two squares from brown cardstock. Adhere one square die cut to the bottom of the box base.
- Die cut another smaller square from patterned paper, then stitch to other brown die cut square.
- Add twill tape and crochet ribbon.
- Die cut leaf, add stitching, then adhere to square. Add berry spray and button to ribbon knot.
- Die cut oval from patterned paper. Stamp border and sentiment, then pop off square die cut.
- Add buttons to embellish.
- Trim 5" x 1.5" brown cardstock strip, then score down the center. Adhere one side of the strip to the inside of the box, then adhere the other side to the square die cut (inside). This creates the joint for the box lid.
Tools :: Spellbinders - LF-126 grand squares (die #3, #5), S4-112 classic ovals SM (die #5), S4-228 nested maple leaves (die #2), GC-001 grand calibur; Janome Sew Mini - sewing machine
Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - say it with style; Stamping Scrapping - beaded ovals
Embellishments :: Graphic 45 - crochet ribbon; May Arts - twine; Craft Supply - twill tape, thread; Heather Bailey - felt; Papertrey Ink - buttons; Michaels - berry spray
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate
Patterned Paper :: Kaisercraft - Dandy from Peach Keen collection
Ink :: Tsukineko - VersaFine vintage sepia; Ranger - tea dye
Adhesive :: 3L - foam adhesive
Thanks for hopping by! Take care and don't forget to check out the hop tomorrow...there will be more designers hopping!