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Monday, November 23, 2020

Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Ornament Gift Box, Weekend Project

I often find 3-D paper/stamping items that look like they'd be fun to make. This one was not only fun but it is also an ornament. I recall making a box like this a year or two ago. It didn't have the top flaps to tie as an ornament but it did open in a "V" on the sides like this one does and it had a regular flap to close.   If I find it I will add the link. It was fun and easy like this one is.

You can see how to make this here.  There is a video. I recommend watching the video first. Well, first I cut my card stock and Designer Series Paper (DSP) and then I watched the video.  

When I scored the diagonal pieces I used my scoring board. I actually drew a pencil line from the top to the bottom on one of the grooves. It won't effect your future scoring. And if you have a kneadable eraser, you can form it to a point to fit in that groove and erase that line. I just leave it because I refer to it a lot.  Anyway, I took my stylus and made sure it was on the line at the top point of the center of the side of the box.  How what a mouthful of words there. I held my stylus in place and moved my card stock until the score line lined up with the pencil mark. Then I made my score line. I moved my stylus over a couple spaces and made the second score line.  I repeated that for the other matching side and then I turned my card stock to do the same for the other side pieces.  I just found it easier and quicker to do it that way.  But using a ruler works just fine too.  

I didn't have the same ribbon so I used what I had. And I didn't have the words or dies that were used in the original piece so I used what I had.  The words used here are from the Itty Bitty Christmas set. I stamped them using Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut them with the smallest circle die and with the smallest scalloped die I cut the red layer behind it.  It may have looked better if I had used the stitched circle die, there might not be as much red showing around the white circle.  But I still think it looks cute.  I think I will be making a couple of these for our granddaughters to hang on their tree and open at Christmas. Now to think of what to put inside???

The card stock here is Garden Green and Real Red and the DSP is from the 12" x 12" "Poinsettia Place" pack.  I didn't buy the pack. My demonstrator sent me a package of cut DSP and card stock for ordering.  If you don't have a demonstrator, here's mine, Terri Gaines.  Click on "Host Code" under the title of the web site and start shopping. If your order is under $150 enter her demonstrator code and get some free papers for every $50 you spend. If it's over then just treat it as a workshop and pick out your free merchandise as usual.  

This was fun and very easy and I can't wait to make more.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

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