Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas – Day 12
Welcome to last day of my 12 Days of Christmas series. I have to admit it’s been a bit of a struggle this year, but I made it and that’s what matters, whew! 🙂 Today I have some more quick and easy packaging ideas all made using the retiring Quilted Christmas DSP.
I have three packaging ideas to share with you today, all perfect to make in bulk with minimal supplies needed. There’s a box-bag, a topper for the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and a cracker made using the Envelope Punch Board.
We’ll start with the quickest & easiest first, our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are 2″ x 2″ x 2″, food safe and perfect for all sorts of little gifts that are too pretty to hide away. I’ve put some fat 1/16 of quilting fabric in this one that not only tie in with the theme of the DSP, but add to the decoration with their sweet festive patterns.
The topper needs a piece of DSP 4-1/8″ square, scored on all sides at 1″. Trim and adhere the tabs and pop it on top of your box. This topper is loose and I’ve used some 1/8″Metallic Ribbon to keep it in place with a little Silver Sequin Trim tied into the bow for some extra sparkle.
A sentiment and stars from Wood Words were die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered on a glimmer paper scalloped circle. I popped this up with dimensionals on the top of my box and that is one quick and easy gift ready to go 🙂
The second project is a box-bag, the base measures 1-3/4″ x 1″ x 4″ high – it flares out at the top due the type of closure.
- Score @ 1 & 5″
- Turn 90°
- Score to the 1st score line ONLY @ 1-3/4″, 2-3/4″, 4-1/2″ – these will form the base tabs
- On this same side Score @ 5-1/2″ all the way down – this will form the side tab
- Cut up the base tabs and remove the top and bottom rectangles of the side tab
- Fold and burnish the 1″ & 5″ score lines turning the score line without the base tabs to the front, adhere this flap down
- Use a bone folder to encourage the paper to curve and adhere the side tab and base tabs together
- Gently pinch the top closed and it will form this shape with a box base and rounded, flared sides
The final project is a little cracker that I’ve made quite a few times now and always looks sweet. There are lots of different sizes of these, but this one is my favourite as it uses a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP without any waste and has a lovely five-sided shape which is a little unusual.
This project uses a piece of DSP 6″ x 6″
- Score @ 1-1/8″, 2-1/4″, 3-3/8″, 4-1/2″ & 5-5/8″ (horizontal score lines)
- Rotate 90°, score @ 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 4″ 4-1/2″ & 5″
- Punch @ 1-1/2″ score line using the Envelope Punch Board, folding the DSP along the horizontal score lines as you punch
- Rotate 180° and repeat
I hope you liked this final project and have enjoyed the series this year. I really enjoyed making everything to share with you all 🙂 I’ll be taking a little break over the next few weeks to spend time with my family and start planning for the exciting Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration starting in January.
I’ll be sending out catalogues to all my customers who have shopped with me during the past year next week, if you would like a FREE copy, please let me know here and I’ll pop one in the post for you asap as well (available to Australian residents only).
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