Thursday, October 25, 2012

There are Two Months 'Til Christmas!

Hello and Welcome Friends!
Can you believe it is only 2 months until Christmas?   The year is just flying by!  Today at My Cricut Craftroom, one of our choices was to make a Christmas Gift - so that is what I have to share with you today!

Today I decided to use the Close To My Heart Artiste Cartridge.  Wow, does it have amazing images on it!
I wanted to try out the cute little matchbox that I found on page 49 of the Artiste cartridge. I decided to make it 4 1/2 inches so it would be the perfect size to hold a gift card.
Let's take a look at the finished project and then I'll show you how it all came together!
Here is the lid of the box cut out and just off the mat - - 
and here is the base of the box. 

After cutting the images of the lid and base, I used my Martha Stewart Scor Board to score all the lines like so:

After scoring, I folded the score lines with my bone folder and then used adhesive to form my box.

Here we see the lid (from the top looking down on it),
This is how the lid forms to slide on to the bottom of the box, just like a matchbox.

 Here is the bottom of the box...don't you love the double sided paper so both the inside and the outside
of the box look finished and cute?  
And the completed box, all together and closed!  
Now I think this little gift box is pretty cute, but let's take it another step and decorate the lid.
You can obviously go all out or keep it simple. I went with the Keep It Simple idea!
From the Cricut Cartridge Joys Of The Season, I found this Santa face on page 46 of the handbook.
I cut the image and all of it's layers at 2 1/2 inches.

Before adhering the layers together, I ran the beard and the hat trim layer through the Cuttlebug using the Devine Swirl embossing folder.
I then used a colored pencil to color in his cheek and a fine tip marker for his eye...and added a white fuzzy pom pom for his hat!

With the Happy Holidays stamp from the Fiskars 'Tis The Season stamp set, I used white ink and then pop dotted both the sentiment and the Santa to the front of the gift box.
Here are a few different views...I am just tickled with my little Christmas Gift Box!
All ready to tuck a gift card inside!
Don't you just love it??   

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see 
what other fun projects my fellow Design Team sisters have created!
But before you go...won't you take a moment to leave a little love!
I LOVE to read your comments!
Have a Great Day...and remember - - only
2 MONTHS til Christmas!! 

Also linking up to Link Up Tuesday at the Pink Cricut!


Jodie R said...

So adorable!! I love that Santa face!! What a great idea!!

scrapbookingforfun said...

Too Cute Teresa!!! I love the embossing on his beard too!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Anonymous said...

A very clever idea! Someone will be very happy to receive a gift card in such a beautiful package.
Just changing the Santa with another decoration and the box could be used for any number of occassions. However, the Santa is very cute.

Anonymous said...

Very cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nadja said...

Super cute Christmas Box. I love the extra detail on Santas beard. Take care of your self "Momma Bird" Hugs....

Nadja MCCR DT "little bird"

Jessica S said...

Teresa, sweet Twin, this is remarkable and leaves me feeling all tickled too! LOL. I adore the embossing and added pom pom. Your tutorial is amazing!!! Fabby job!

Scrappin' Robin said...

Love your box, it is too cute, as well as Santa. Thank you for sharing what size you cut it, I need to start doing that again, I was doing it then I stopped for some reason.

Robin L.

Heather Lynn said...

OMGosh..LOVE this Teresa! Love the pretty paper and the cute Santa! What a fun holiday project!


Kathy Salido said...

This is so cute!! Love the little santa face :)
Thanks for the step by step and all the pics!!

Mary said...

This is such a cute idea Teresa! I'll have to try this one. It would be perfect to keep some on hand!!! Hugs~Mary M

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Kathy said...

This is adorable!! love how you embossed the santa!! And I love the box!! Excellent job!!

Anonymous said...

Love Santa's embossed beard and all the details you put in his face! Very cute!! xo Evie

Jen L said...

Love the gift card box !!!

JulieK said...

This is fantastic! So many different patterns and elements going on but they all work perfectly together!
Thanks for joining us at Pink by Design's Favorite Pattern Challenge!

217 Creations said...

Love your embossing details! Thanks for joining in at Pink By Design Blog!

Sabrina Alery said...

Yes this is adorable!! Thanks for linking up with the Pink by Design favorite pattern challenge!

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