I had in my mind some other layouts that I wanted to try using the tutorials from Becky Roberts 12 days of Christmas found here. I had already used the snowmen and elves from the Holiday Lineup stamp set and wanted to make a box using the reindeer. For this box I used a tutorial on faux suede. I can't remember the link but it is really easy. First I crumpled up the paper, then uncrumpled it and layed it out flat. From here I used a sanding block to sand the paper. Once finished the paper looks and feels like suede.
I also used my paper piercer around the reindeer. I need some more practice on this but it was fun and I think it added more dimension. I also put some bling on Rudolphs nose.
I also cased Becky Roberts on the Santa box. See her posting here. I used the tutorial for the bow box for this Santa box. I loved the Merry Moments DSP in the current catalog especially the candy cane stripes.
I have been trying to do various techniques on each box. This box again uses the bow box tutorial and I embossed using the small dots and then using a sponge, I sponged on some chocolate chip ink.
This last box was the most work but I am happy with how it turned out. These boxes are so versitile. The boxes are a great size and I could easily fit a large candle gift in this box (snowman box).
I am going to have a hard time giving away these boxes. Some I plan on using to decorate with for Christmas. I think I am done making boxes for a little while as I have some classes I have to get ready for but it has been fun making them.