Festive Friday

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Festive Friday

Today I have a Christmas version of the little gift boxes I shared with you on Wednesday. I’ve mainly used supplies from the *new* Holiday Catalogue to create these sweeties and the good news is that everything you’ll see is available to purchase today, yay!!!

I was inspired to make these little boxes after seeing the samples on p28 of the new Holiday Catalogue. I love the belly band closure and think these would make an awesome Advent Calendar – so far it’s the winning design 🙂

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017, Home Sweet Home Thinlits. Christmas Around the World DSP, #1
I used the Christmas Around the World DSP for todays boxes and created them using the Home Sweet Home Thinlits with the same flat top alteration as the Halloween version – you can check them out here.

This paper pack is part of the Christmas Around the World Suite (on pages 28-29 of the Holiday Catalogue) and some of the sheets have cute iconic imagery from different parts of the world like the thong ornament – we call them thongs, not flip-flops – on the front of one of the boxes, an appropriate symbol of our Summer Christmases 🙂

This suite of products has a stamp set and matching framelits that also die cut some of the images from the paper pack as well. There are two whole sheets of wreaths, gift boxes and bows that can be die cut, some of which I’ve used on my samples. I love this option that Stampin’ Up! has given us lately, it makes adding printed embellishments quick and easy 🙂

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017, Home Sweet Home Thinlits. Christmas Around the World DSP, #2
The only other embellishment todays boxes have are a belly band of cardstock layered with the Quilted Christmas Ribbon. To make the belly band I cut a strip of cardstock 3/4″ x 8-1/4″, finger-folded it around the box, burnished the folds and adhered the ends.

The ribbon is attached with glue dots around the band and the bow was tied separately and adhered with glue dots as well. This was the best way I found to have my bow facing the direction I wanted.

I arranged my little images how I liked and glued them together then used Mini Dimensionals to adhere them to the belly band only which added some extra texture to my project and still allows easy opening of the box.

You might be wondering what to put inside these little boxes apart from lollies. I love the challenge of finding “real” gifts to put inside little packaging and the pictures above show just a couple of ideas. One has a spool of thread, some quilting fabric and folding scissors and the other has a bolt of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine  – I’d love either of these 🙂

It would be very easy to create an Advent Calendar with these little boxes as well, by adding a number to the front or top, they’ll  hold a Nespresso pod and Ferrero Rocher, perfect for a chocolate and coffee loving husband – or demonstrator 😉

I hope you liked today’s project, these were so much fun to put together and are the perfect size for a little gift 🙂

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Festive Friday | Supplies

Christmas Lamppost Thinlits // 144675
Home Sweet Home Thinlits // 140279

Basic Black cardstock // 121688
Christmas Around the World DSP // 144629
Garden Green cardstock // 108605
Real Red cardstock // 106578

Quilted Christmas Ribbon // 144620


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