For yesterday’s project, I used the same technique as the one I used for project 2 – that is, sponging the embossed trees – but this time on a 3D project.
I used Chocolate Chip Card Stock and cut out two pieces using the main die from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies.
I decided which way I wanted my trees to go, which was around the box with the openings on either side.
Then I embossed both pieces using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
If you are die-cutting and embossing the same project, it’s important that you cut first – otherwise when you put your embossed piece in to be cut, your embossing will get somewhat flattened!
Whichever way you decide to emboss your trees, make sure you turn the side flap on each piece in opposite directions or you’ll end up with upside down trees on one side!
Before I put the box together, I used my dauber and Whisper White Craft Ink to sponge all the trunks and branches, EXCEPT for the two tabs that were going to be glued.
I used Tombow on both the flaps to glue the box together and tied a piece of our White 3/8″ Glitter ribbon around the box.
I stamped the To & From stamp from the Merry Everything Stamp Set using Chocolate Chip Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and then punched it out using the Note Tag Punch.
I also punched out another tag using Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
I adhered the two together and punched hole at the top using my 3/16″ Crop-a-dile punch.
You may remember that yesterday I said I’d fussy-cut a Father Christmas from our Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper for project 2 but didn’t think it looked right.
It looks absolutely perfect for this project!
I adhered Father Christmas with Glue Dots and threaded some White Baker’s Twine through the hole and tied it to the bow on the front of my box.
This die makes a very good sized box – it’s approximately 4″ x 4″ – and is a quick and easy project to make. I hope you give it a try!
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.