morning I uploaded my video which shows how to make five Santa 3″ x 3″
Christmas cards for one of our Pizza boxes, which I’ve also decorated.
Fortunately we sell 3″ x 3″ envelopes for these cards so no need to give the
Envelope Punch Board a work out!
Hostess Merry Patterns Stamp Set.
I took the Santa’s box further by decorating it by stamping allover the outside using the Santa
hat outline stamp from the Santa’s Suit Stamp Set.
I coloured the hats
using a Real Red Marker pen, although I could have used the infill
stamnp that comes in the set.
I decided against that route because I
wasn’t sure how easy it’d be to stamp over the score line channels.
felt that a Marker Pen would leave a much smaller white gap.
My first attempt
was while I was at Natalie’s training last Sunday.
We were using these
boxes and the instructions included decorating the boxes with the CS and
I was chatting with the other two ladies on the same table, and we
started discussing other ways of decorating the boxes!
We used Sahara Sand Ink and snowflake-type stamps that were available.
The effect was beautiful!
Later that evening, when I went into my
studio, I started experimenting with heat embossing the boxes, one with
Gold Embossing Powder and then one with Silver Embossing Powder.
One very important lesson I learned was to allow the boxes to cool
down totally before starting to fold them!
If the boxes are still
warm when you fold them, the top layer of the box cardstock splits!
prizes for guessing how I found that out!
On the video, I show the worst
of the splits.
I didn’t have a plan to use them in a project, so I found an alternative use for them!
I have one that I keep my
3″ x 3″ envelopes in, another I keep my 3″ x 3″ cards in, and a third
one I keep my 3″ x 3″ box lid top layers.
I’ll be using a
fourth one for keeping bits and pieces made for 3×3 cards but not
A suitable alternative would be to decorate using layers of CS and DSP, without adhering anything that’s going to be placed inside the box i.e. the side and front flaps of the lid (which tuck inside the box to close it).
That’s it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.