Today I’m bringing you guys a guest post & a competition from Stamping up UK. These step by step instructions are great for making a christmas keepsake box great to keep all your favourite christmas memories in! They have also given one reader a chance to win one of their Hip Hip Hooray card kits!
How to create your own Christmas keepsake
Stamp Set: Sentiment from Wondrous Wreath (135047)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler 12 x 12 sheet (124272) , Old Olive 12 x 12 sheet (124284), Whisper White 12 x 12 sheet (124302)
DSP: 2 sheets from the “Trim the Tree DSP” stack (135824)
Ink: Classic Stampin’ Pad Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler 1 ¼ (3.2cm) wide Striped Grosgrain (134554), Linen Thread (104199)
Embellishments: Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246)
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (129722), Bone Folder (102300) Paper Snips (103579), Note Tag Punch (135860) 1 inch (2.5cm) Circle Punch (119868)
Adhesives: Sticky Strip (104294), Tombow Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin Dimensional (104430)
Using the Stampin’ Trimmer cut 12 x 12 sheet of Old Olive cardstock down to 12 x 10 inches (30.5 cm x 25 cm). Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score at 1 ¼ and 2 ½ (3.2 and 6.4cm) on all four sides. Burnish each fold with a bone folder. Cut away corner pieces.
Fold in the 4 tabs and secure with Tombow Liquid glue to form the box. Fold in the remaining 4 sides and secure with glue. Using the 1 inch Circle puch (2.5cm), insert the short side to half way and punch as shown on both short sides.
Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches (17.2 x 12.1cm) and then using Tombow liquid glue, stick each of the DSP sheets to the Whisper White. Insert one piece into the base of the box.
Choose which one you would likefor the top, cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Ribbon 7 ½ inches (19cm) and attach along the top using sticky strip as shown.
Cut three pieces of Cherry Cobbler Ribbon – one 7 inches, one 5 inches and one 2 ½ inches. (19, 12.7 and 6.4cm) Make loops from the two long pieces and then fold over the short piece to form a bow. Attach to the lid with sticky strip.
The wrapper is cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock. Cut one piece 12 x 7 inches (30.5 x 17.8cm) and then another piece 7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7cm).
Score at 2, 3 ¼, 8 ¼, 9 ½ inches (5.1, 8.3, 21 and 24.1 cm) on the long side. Using sticky strip attach the 7 x 5 inch (17.8 x 12.7 cm) piece to form the wrapper as shown
Using Tombow Liquid Glue, stick the top piece of DSP from step 3 to the top of the wrapper.
Using the Cherry Cobbler Ink, stamp the sentiment on to a scrap of whisper white and punch out using the Note Tag Punch – tie twine bow to the tag.
Attach the tag using Stampin Dimensionals. Decorate with rhinestones in the centre of some of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.
Your box is complete and is a perfect keepsake box, holder for Christmas cards, or gift when filled with biscuits or chocolates.
Competition time so as I said I have a fab card making kit to give away to one reader! You just need to follow the rafflecopter instructions below.
UK residents only.
The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure
a Rafflecopter giveaway