Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Perfectly Packaged

Welcome to this month's round of blog hop by "Inspire, create & share". If you read my blog in an email, you want to click over to the blog so you can see all the picture and also the button to click to the next blog...

The theme this month is "perfectly packaged". And I am so very excited to show you project! It may just seem like an ordinary "boring" box, but be assured it's not...

... because I created it to fit around my pretty ornament:

Now if you simply wanted to take a looksy at my project and hop on over to Joni Metra, you can do that by clicking the button below. Or you can scroll down, read over the instructions and then come back up and continue with the hop... I am sure we are in for a real treat today with all the projects!

Instructions for the box:
A 12x12 piece of cardstock was scored with box punch board to make the largest box (4x4). Just follow the lines on the board!

To make and insert for the ornament to sit on, an 6 1/8 square piece of CS was used:

Tips for the plastic ornament:
-  The half of the ornament that will fit inside the other half was used to trace a circle on scrap CS to create a template
-  circle was cut out by hand following along the INSIDE of the traced line to make circle smaller so it will sit on inside of rim
-  Template was traced onto Vellum CS and cut out (minor adjustment cuts may be needed to make it fit better)
-  Vellum Circle was textured
-  Sleigh was die cut from Smoky Slate CS, Trees from Whisper White and Houses from Very Vanilla CS
-  Trees were adhered across Vellum Circle then Sleigh over it. Scissors were used to cut bottom and sides round again following the Vellum Circle on backside
-  Vanilla Houses were adhered to backside and bottom and sides were shaped again as well.

-  Vellum circle was placed on rim of inside of the ornament half, glitter was added and fine-tip glue was used to apply glue to ornament half to seal

Supplies used:

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  1. Great minds think alike! I used the gift box punch board to hold an ornament too. But your's is absolutely stunning! Very well done!!! Anyone would love to receive a gift like that!

  2. Claudia, these are stunning projects!

  3. Awesome and thx for the visual w your detailed instructions and tips!

  4. Wow...stunning! Love the box and the ornament!

  5. Oh wow thats gorgeous! I love the box and ornament.

  6. This is stunning! And you spent a lot of time on those awesome directions! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Great instructions!


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