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Thursday, December 17, 2009

See the Candy? Weekend Project

I LOVE making boxes with the Sizzix die cuts and acetate! I made this one using the Stampin' Up! Box #2 die. This has to be one of my favorite die cut boxes. I find LOTS of uses for this one. My favorite is to use card stock (it's much cheaper that way) and use a piece of acetate as a window. But this time I thought I would make a clear box so you could see what is inside. It's not like it's a gift and what is inside a secret! I'm not a big fan of these Christmas Peppermint Nougat candies but I like the look of them. It reminds me of the canes I make with polymer clay. You start out with this big clump of clay and by the time you reduce it you have a cane that is ready to slice like these candies! I didn't make any clay "candies" this year. I will have to put that on my list to do next year. I usually make them and use them for earrings. They are SO cute. It looks just like the candy too!

Click on the photo to see it up close and personal!

Onto the "how to" of this box. I ran a piece of acetate or window sheet through the Sizzix machine. The lines didn't score enough so I just took a ruler and a stylus and scored them deeper. I taped the box together and filled it with the candies.

Then I took a piece of Real Red card stock and cut it 7" long by 2-1/2" wide. I set it on top of the box and marked where I needed to score it. I marked one edge and scored it and lined it up on the box to mark the next edge. I wanted it to be pretty accurate. I did the same with the stripped paper. It came from the Stampin' Up! "Merry Moments" decorative paper pack.

The "Merry Christmas" was done on the computer and I punched it out using a 1-1/4" punch. The black layer is cut using a 1-3/8" punch and the scallop was punched using Real Red card stock.

I affixed it to the side of the box and added a couple of holly leaves. I thought it needed something more so I added the bow to the top. I ran the ribbon under the card stock and tied the bow on the top. So actually this is just a wide belly band for the box. It slides off so you can get to the candy without ruining the card stock!

These are fun to do and make great gifts.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

lisa808 said...

This looks so pretty.