Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa Paper-Crafted Curvy Keepsake Boxes

I love creating and delivering sweet treats that are adorably wrapped for those in my life.  Having as many kids as we do - I love blessing their friends, teachers and leaders as well as our neighbors and my friends.. whew.  So as we created a couple hundred Santa boxes this year, I've been swamped!  Sure, volunteering in my kiddo's classes on top of creating these cute punch-art boxes makes for a super busy week, but it is such a blessing to see those we love perk up with a cute gift!  Join Me in creating and delivering some holiday cheer in this cute hand-crafted, punch-art Santa box.
Create this quick, easy and cute hand-crafted Santa punch-art box with:
Cherry Cobbler card stock (119685)
Real Red card stock (102482)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Silver Glimmer paper (135314)
Little Labels Punch Pack (126881)
Petite Curly Label punch (129405)
Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
SNAIL (Simple, Neat, Affordable, In-Line) adhesive (104332)
Glue Dots (103683)
Bone Folder (102300)
 
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I enlisted the minions and my hubby as Jr. Elves this year.  With so many cute hand-crafted boxes to create, over 200 with schools, bible study, hubby's office staff, neighbors and family.. whew!  So I also divided the boxes from Cherry Cobbler to Real Red card stock.
 
Using the Curvy Keepsake Thinlits Die on two pieces of 4-1/4"x5-1/2" in the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform.  It will score and die-cut the two pieces to create the one box in one pass on the Big Shot.  You need to pieces to make one box - super easy to do!
 
Build the box using the SNAIL adhesive on the bottom piece.  The secret to helping the box stay "a box" is using the Bone Folder on the adhesive - this will adhere the two sides together for extra strength.  Use the Bone Folder to curl the sides and it will fold for a rounder and smoother look.
Create a cute punch-art Santa look easily!  Simply cut a 2-1/2"x 1/4" strip of Basic Black card stock.  Adhere to the box with the Glue Dots.  Add a Petite Curly Label punched Silver Glimmer paper and the Glue Dots.  Use the Itty Bitty Labels punch pack to create this 'threaded belt' look with the Basic Black card stock and the Glue Dots will actually be the best adhesive to hold on the texture of the Glimmer Paper.
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I love seeing the office staff and kids at our school get excited to see what we have created for each holiday.  Some kids don't receive gifts during this holiday season, I love being the one to give them a gift!  This quick, easy and super cute, punch-art, hand-crafted Santa box was fun to create.  My 6 and 8 year olds were adhering the belt portion and my 10 year old was die-cutting the box on the Big Shot before passing the job onto his Dad - lol.  It was TOTALLY a Family, all-hands-on-deck activity... we were like busy little elves - lol.  Enjoy the fun and ease of this Curvy Keepsake Die... it will delight for celebrations and just-because!  Happy Ho, Ho, Holidays from my family to yours!
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