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.

11 comments:

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!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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!!
hugs

PinkBlingCrafter said...

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

cricutalltime said...

so pretty.hope to see the ornaments.tfs

scrappinC said...

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