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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Elf Kisses Gift Box

 Sorry I didn't post yesterday.  I try to post every day but I had a busy day at work, plus I was working out the box for these Elf Kisses.  I wanted to make a new twist on the "Elf Kisses".  I had made some a couple of years back and they were a hit.  You can see that post by clicking here.  I wanted to make them as more of a gift looking item so I created a box for them and then added the elf. I added the poem to the back and filled the box with mint kisses.  

The third photo here shows how the box is cut out.  I cut my Wild Wasabi card stock 6" x 8".  I scored the card stock on the short side at 1", 2" and 5". I turned the card stock and scored on the long side at 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 6", and 7".  Look at your score lines and the third photo and cut away the spaces that need cutting.  You will soon see the flaps and you will need to snip them so they fold in.  

Once you have the box cut and folded, add a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of window sheet to it.  I glued my piece in.  Glue your box together and you are now ready to decorate it as you wish.  I just used two Framelit squares to outline the window of the box.  I didn't go fancy on it because I didn't have a lot of time to work on it. 

For the elf I used a 2" circle.  The ears are the wings from the Bird Builder punch.  The eyes and nose came from the Owl Builder punch.  The brim of the hat is from the Large Oval punch.  The pompom on the hat is from the Owl Builder punch.  The hands are made using two 3/4" circles.  The had is cut from a piece of card stock.  I cut a 2" square and marked on one edge at the 1" spot.  Then I cut from that spot to the right corner at the opposite end and then I repeated that for the left side.  I did have to trim the bottom of the triangle because it showed under the hat brim.  

The card stock colors are Whisper White, Real Red, and Pirouette Pink. 

I used a marker to color in the eyes. I used the Chalkboard marker to make the freckles and highlight the eyes and top of the nose.  Before I assembled the face, I did sponge around the face, ears, and nose.  I glued all of the pieces together.  I just found it more durable than tape. 

When I was done I printed out the adorable poem and glued it to the back of the box.

I'm sure you can decorate the box much nicer than I did.  I didn't have as much time to spend on it as I would have liked to.  

These are very fun to make and also to give as a little gift for someone special.  Mine is already spoken for!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

2 comments:

mudmaven said...

Oh Wanda, he's so cute! I think these would be so perfect as stocking stuffers for my grandchildren. Thanks! ~chris

Stampin Deva said...

Wanda,

Oh my gosh, how stinkin cute is that little guy!!

Besides a gift for that little special someone I think that would be great for a craft fair!!

TFS
Stampin Deva