Friday, October 30, 2009

Boxes, Boxes and more Boxes

I recently purchased the 12 days of Christmas tutorial from I couldn't wait to make some of the boxes in the tutorial. I started with the bow box. She uses the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP from the hoiday mini catalog. A couple of sheets of the paper is flocked and beautiful. But since I make everything in bulk and there are only two sheets of each paper in the package I wanted to try to make some of my own DSP. I used the snowflake from the Patterned Pines hostess stamp set in the holiday mini catalog. I stamped the image in white craft ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. I am always looking for ways to save some money and I like to show my craft group different ways to use the stamps for backgrounds.

I also love the bow she made. She has step by step instructions for this bow and all her projects. Of course I had to make two boxes since I am going to be keeping one.

The second box I made was the rectangle box. Again, Becky Roberts used the beautiful white flocked snowflake DSP and the Santa and reindeer from the Wandering Words stamp set. I made a box exactly like the one she did but I just realized that I haven't taken a picture (and my battery in the camera needs charging.) For a picture of hers you can visit the above website on October 3rd.
But it wasn't enough to make one rectangle box I had to make two more. For these boxes I used the Holiday Lineup stamp set. I have always loved this stamp set (but there is a lot of coloring).
Here are the boxes:

Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Choc Chip, real red, vanilla, a bit of Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, SU markers
I made a card several days ago that matches this box (posted on October 20th.)

Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Christmas punch
Paper: Black, Ballet Blue, Whisper white
Ink: Black Stazon, SU markers- bashful blue, ballet blue
Other: Iridescent Ice EP, non SU snowflake embossing folder, sponging


  1. These are so awesome!!! I am so happy I found you through SCS. Your boxes are beautiful!

  2. Thanks. You are a great inspiration.