I know the name's are not very imaginative, but today I uploaded my video called Wendy’s Treat Box.
If you watched my video where I shared my swaps from Telford earlier this month, you may recall that I show two small treat boxes that looked very similar but I said they’d been made quite differently.
Next Wednesday I’ll show you the second box which I'll probably call Maria's Treat Box
Today's box has been made as a box, that is, with flaps and tabs.
I made it quite a bit larger than Wendy’s swap for two reasons.
Firstly because it would be easier to demonstrate and easier to be seen.
Secondly, I still have a lot of chocolates left over from those I bought for my Telford swaps.
I thought it’d be box three, eat one, box three, eat one! LOL!
But I was amazingly well disciplined and finished up with lots leftover!
All my boxes were the same except I used different designs from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I varied the images.
Photographs 1 & 2 – the penguin is the image I used in the video and is from the hostess stamp set called Cozy Critters. It’s the only image I used a sentiment with because I felt it needed something extra as the owl fitted inside the square of DSP! I stamped him on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Basic Black Archival Ink, and coloured in the diamonds on his “sweater”, his scarf and his eyelids using a Real Red Marker Pen. I used the Owl Builder punch to punch him out.
Photograph 3 & 4 – the reindeer is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped him on a piece of Crumb Cake CS using Soft Suede Ink and punched him out with the Cookie Cutter Punch. I also stamped his nose on a scrap of Real Red CS, which I cut out by hand and adhered in place with Tombow. I also adhered two non-Stampin’ Up googly eyes to him as well. When I put Tombow on the back of the image to adhere to the box, I only put it on as far as the start of his horns.
Photograph 3 & 4 – the gingerbread girl is also from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped her in Soft Suede Ink on Whisper White CS, and then punched her out using the Cookie Cutter Punch. Using a scrap of Read Red CS, I punched out a bow tie for a hair bow and two buttons for her top. I adhered these pieces in place with Tombow. Unfortunately, this was the first image I’d made and I glued it all down onto the box! I decided I didn’t like the head glued right back partly because you can’t really see her hair bow!
Photograph 5 & 6 - the penguin is from the Snow Place Stamp Set which was brought forward from last year. I stamped the penguin using Basic Black Archival Ink and I also stamped the hat from the stamp set using Real Red Ink. This set has a coordinating set of dies called Snow Friends Framelits, so I was able to die cut the two pieces but they would have been quite easy to cut out by hand if I didn’t have the dies. I used my Pumpkin Pie Marker Pen to paint his beak and his feet, and my final touch was to add some googly eyes!
Photograph 7 - line up of all six boxes - ready to sell at my last craft show of the year which will be next Thursday, 1st December 2016!
Photograph 8 - this is the swap I received from Wendy Porter. Many thanks, Wendy.
That's about it for today. I hope you have a very happy Sunday. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.