Monday 15 November 2010

Living in a box (tutorial)

Morning and welcome to a little tutorial of the Christmas box decorations from the other day.  A few of you asked for a tutorial on how they were made :D

Firstly using Stampin' Up!s petal card extra-large double punch, punch out four pieces and stamp your image with white craft ink in the centre of the embossed square of the punch out.

1. Glue opposite tabs down.  2. & 3. glue down one flap and 4. leave as is.

Now glue all four pieces together as in order shown in stages 1 -4.

Now you will have a square tube like (if that makes sense!?) shape.  Glue down all four flaps on one side only.  Punch two holes in the top two opposite flaps.  Thread some gold elastic through the two holes, pull tight and make a bow and leave the tails of the thread to about 10cms and tie knot at the end. Add some pearls for decoration.

Hope that's as clear as mud for you LOL!  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas and cute by the inch (hostess set). Ink: Cherry cobbler and whisper white craft. Card stock: Old olive, cherry cobbler and very vanilla. Misc: Basic pearls and gold elastic cord. Tools used: Ornament punch, petal card punch and 1/16" handheld circle punch.


Suzie Q said...

Hi Emma
wow how diddy and wonderful these little boxes are you are a star!!
thanks for the tut!
have a great week
Suzie qx

Helen said...

You're a genius!

Mandy said...

Fab tutorial Emma!!!


Ann said...

Oh my these are so gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial Emma - I'm going to try them with a similar die in my stash. Brilliant!