Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowflake Boxes

These little snowflake boxes were made to hold some small glass ornaments.

I used plain white cardstock that was 8 and 1/2 by 11 inches.

I used my Cricut and the Wrap it Up cartridge.  I used the fit to page feature and it told me it could cut the boxes at 8 inches, so that's the size I used.  Each side is around 2 and 1/4 inches.

Before I assembled the boxes I started off with stamping.  I grabbed my Stampin' Up Bordering Blue ink.  I used the SP & Company set called Falling Snow to put snowflakes on all sides of the box, EXCEPT the lid.  For this particular box the lid and bottom looked exactly the same, so I pretty much got to decide which one to use as the top.

After the snowflakes were all stamped I started using my ink blending tool to rub ink all over the box.  I did the lid too for that part.  Even though I used the same ink color as I did to stamp the snowflakes it worked perfectly because the blending creates a much lighter effect than direct stamping.

After the stamping and blending was done I created score lines and folded the boxes.  I did a bit more inking on the parts where the box folds to give a bit more definition.

I finished off the tops of the boxes with a couple layers of felt snowflakes and a little bit of Icicle colored Stickles.


Juls said...

these are fab! Love the soft delicate colours!!! Hugs Juls

girlia said...

very pretty

Angi Barrs said...

Super adorable snowflake boxes. So fun for Christmas. :)

Jayne said...

Pretty boxes and love your stamping and blending.
Jayne x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so adorable!

Michelle said...

Love these boxes, and they look even better IRL.

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a great gift holder, very pretty :)

duendes said...

Hello ,
your cards are adorable!!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Amber, WOW you boxes look fabulous! Great job and thaks for sharing with us:)

cricutalltime said...

so pretty.hope to see the ornaments.tfs

scrappinC said...

Amber ~ Your snowflake boxes are wonderful. Love the paper that you use.
Cindy Lou