Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Karen Robinson – 12 Days of Christmas 2016 | Day 3
Advent calendars have always been a firm favourite in our house and for the past few years I’ve enjoyed creating a special one for my husband. I thought I’d share this years’, even though it’s a bit late for Advent, because these boxes would make a lovely addition to the Christmas table or could hold little surprises under a children’s tree for the small visitors we get at this time of year.
I used the Gift Box Punch Board to make each box using a 7 x 7″ piece of cardstock. I liked that there were two options for the same starting size of cardstock, so I could get two different sized boxes by just varying the start and diagonal lines. The final dimensions of these boxes are 1.75 x 1.75 x 2.5″ and 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.75″ (one tall and skinny and the other short and fat, I can relate to one of these boxes 😉
I used the Presents and Pinecones DSP (on special in the Year-End Closeouts) to make a belly band for each box, which keeps them closed and adds the main decoration (the DSP measures 1 x 9.5″ for the skinny boxes and 1.5 x 9.5″ for the fat ones). I kept the decoration quite simple, as it’s for a man and it had to travel, but these would look even sweeter with a bow made using the Bow Builder Punch, IMHO.
The boxes were made using the cardstock that co-ordinates with the DSP and I really liked how all the different colours with different patterns made each one unique.
The numbers aren’t Stampin’ Up!, I didn’t have anything suitable in my stash unfortunately, so I was quite happy to find these at a craft store. They’re simply layered onto an oval and tied on with either Cherry Cobbler or gold baker’s twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio (on special in the Year-End Closeouts).
A final group shot, it was difficult to get a good photo of so many boxes but I promise you they are quite lovely in person. Inside each one is a Christmas specialty Nespresso coffee pod and an Ernest Hillier Christmas Pudding – these are my absolute favourite Christmas chocolates and he’s very lucky to get even one 😉
I do hope you liked today’s project, it really is quick and easy, once I got into a rhythm these came together super fast and it’s a great way to use up your DSP.
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12 Days of Christmas 2016 | Day 3 – Supplies
Gift Box Punch Board // 135863
Presents and Pinecones DSP // 141986
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack // 141999