12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 9!!!

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These weeks are just flying by! Week 9 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.  Today’s project is brought to you by Virginia. These are great little boxes using the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlet.

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This versatile little Thinlets set creates the sweetest gift box in a shape that can be hung on a Christmas tree, used as holders for party favours or bonbonniere boxes for weddings/engagements/christenings etc.  They can even be used with Vellum for a table decoration by putting a little battery operated tea light inside to make it glow.

The first sample is a gift box that shows you how you can use both sides of patterned papers to create a unique customised Keepsake boxes.  You do not have to have larger sheets of pattterned paper or cardstock either.

You can see how much they will hold by these photos below as well. Two standard tea light candles, or one Votive candle.

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The tutorial  that you can request will show you exactly where to place your sheets of paper/card on your Big Shot machine’ magnetic platform so that you can make the most of smaller pieces, or, as in these samples, use two different patterned sheets from the Trim The Tree Double Sided Patterned paper stack (page 7 of the Holiday catalogue).

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For the next samples, Wirg has used translucent Vellum sheets (page 193 of the annual catalogue). You can cut out both pieces from an A4 sheet as well as stamp the little baubles from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp set (page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue) – or any stamp set of your choice.

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For the Christmas one, Wirg has used Cherry Cobbler and stamped the pieces before gluing them together.  When assembling you can put them together so that the stamping is on the inside of the closed box. Doing this gives a more subtle look. If you put a little battery operated tealight inside, it’s gives a beautiful effect as you can see.

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The 2nd Vellum sample uses stamps from the Stippled Blossom stamp set, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss ink pad.  Isn’t it pretty!

Here is another sample. The Four Feathers stamps and matching Framelits are brilliant for this.

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FYI the battery operated tea lights can be picked up at most Discount stores and are quite inexpensive.  Check your local discount stores. At this time of year, they are quite popular.

Tip 1: Remember, you can cut your A4 sheets of vellum in half and cut the two pieces you need at the same time as the Vellum is quite fine and you can do two sheets at once.  Don’t do this with cardstock and thicker papers as Framelits are quite thin so you may not get a clean cut right through.

Tip 2:  As ink can take a little longer to dry on Vellum, give it a blast with your heat tool to dry it. And please be aware, when using a Blackberry Bliss inkpad, it’s a very strong ink. The slightest bit still on your fingers or craft work area can transfer onto your vellum without you realising.

This week’s bundle deal, (which you will not find in my online store), is as follows;

  • White Vellum, A4 cardstock $10.95
  • Trim the Tree Paper Stack $11.95
  • Linen Thread $7.95
  • Gold Sequin Trim $8.95

That’s a total of $39.80 + SHIPPING. However, if you order the bundle from me then you only pay $35.00 (+Shipping) + also receive a free bottle of Tombow Multipurpose glue!

REMEMBER: if you want the pdf tutorial sheet with how to place your dies and using two different patterned papers to make these OR if you want to place an order then drop me a comment or email me. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you stop by again soon,

Jenny

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