Saturday, 15 November 2014

Little Boxes (or not so little ones)

Last night I hosted a team get together. I don't need any excuse to organise a get together and we hadn't had an informal evening for sometime.

The evening was a great chance to chat about all things Stampin' Up! (and non Stampin' Up! too) and enjoy my piece-de-resistance, some cream cheese covered in a raspberry chipolte sauce. Esther's husband was a little upset that we got to enjoy the dip, so that she took the leftover's home for him!!

Although it was an informal evening, I did organise a Make and Take for everyone to do.

The box is not as small as it looks - it actually measures 4" x 4" x 4" and is made out of a piece of 12" x 12" card stock. We used the Gift Box Punch Board to make the boxes, and this made it quick and easy, so more time for chatting and catching up - not that there was no chatter while the boxes were being made. There are instructions on the board together with dimensions for various sized boxes. This means that there is no need to guess the size of card stock needed or the measurements for the scoring and punching.

The Stampin' Up! products used to make this box were:

I've also made a stack of boxes using some of the smaller dimensions on the board. This makes a great little table decoration. I alternated the coloured boxes - Cherry Cobbler top and bottom and Garden Green in the middle.

There is a pretty bow on top - I just couldn't get the angle right for the photo

The whole stack is about 8" high with the bow

These three boxes measure - 3.25" x 3.25" x 3.25" (10" x 10" card stock), 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" (8" x 8" card stock) and 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.75" (6" x 6" card stock).

The additional Stamping' Up! products used to make these boxes are:

The Noel greeting on the bottom box is made by cutting out 5 Whisper White greetings and then gluing and stacking them with a gold glimmer greeting on top. The layers provide the necessary rigidity for the greeting to be glued to the box and the fact that it overhangs the edges does not matter.

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