Another Christmas in July Project

Yay! The Hallmark Christmas in July movies kickoff this Friday so I’m celebrating with another Christmas in July project.  Since the heat definitely makes it the dog days of summer, it’s wishful thinking that thoughts of Christmas in July will make it seem cooler (yes, wishful thinking!)  Today’s project again uses the Lots of Cheer Stamp Set.  Since my first Christmas in July project was a card, I decided on a small gift packaging project.  An oval label stamped with the Lots of Cheer snowman packages embellishes the Kraft Pillow Box.  The pillow boxes make great gift packaging.  They are 5″ x 3″ and a package contains 10 boxes to use for gifts and goodies.

Christmas in July gift package

Below are the steps to create this quick and simple project.
  1. Use Real Red Classic Ink Pad and a Sponge Brayer to color the Kraft pillow box.  TIP: take the ink pad and pat it directly onto the pillow box.  Then use the sponge brayer to evenly distribute the ink on the pillow box.  Allow the ink to dry on the pillow box.
  2. While the pillow box dries, make the label.  Stamp the stack of presents onto a 3-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Cut the shape using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  3. Color the stamped image with Stampin’ Blends.  The light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blend adds a hint of color along the outline edges of the presents.  Additional Stampin’ Blends colors on the project includes Call Me Clover (light & dark), Daffodil Delight (light & dark), Real Red (light & dark), Smoky Slate (light & dark) and Pumpkin Pie (dark).  If desired, use the Color Lifter to lighten the center area of the hat.
  4. With the Layering Ovals Dies, cut an oval from a 4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Call Me Clover cardstock.  Layer the stamped image onto the oval using Snail Adhesive.
  5. Use the Banner Triple Punch to cut an angles tail on a 1″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, stamp the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Attach to the back of the oval label using Snail Adhesive.
  6. Open pillow box and add gift or treats.  Close ends and wrap a piece of Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon around the box.  TIP: wrap so that the ends meet under where the label is to be placed.  Use Snail Adhesive to hold the attach the end of the ribbon to the pillow box.  
  7. Add the oval label to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP:  Due to the curvature of the box, it’s best to add the dimensionals to the center area of the box and add the label to the dimensionals versus adding the dimensionals directly to label before adding to the pillow box. 
  8. Tie a bow with the ribbon and add to top with mini-glue dot.
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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Shimmery Foil Sheets

Another great product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog is the Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets.  They are shimmery foil sheets that look amazing under light.  Use them beneath your sentiment, as a background or just as a small accent.  No matter how you use them, you won’t be disappointed.  When you get your hands on them you will agree that they are amazing.  These sheets are available for free in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with a $50 purchase.  

The sheets can be used as accents on cards and boxes.  A good example is the Pillow Boxes in the video.  

Place your a minimum order of $50 through my online store and select the Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets from Sale-a-Bration.   Use them to take your creations up a notch!

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Animal Outing Kraft Pillow Box Treat Holder

Last week  I posted a teaser photo of a project being made for my recent Open House.  As promised, I am sharing the outcome of the stamping and cutting!  Being made were embellishments to attach to the new Kraft Pillow Boxes found in the recently released Stampin’ Up! catalog and I used one of my favorite new stamp sets, Animal Outing, to create the tag.  It was fun stamping and coloring the giraffe with the Stampin’ Blends.  In just thirty minutes, I had stamped and colored twenty-five tags.  

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing Kraft Pillow Treat Box

Giraffe “Thank You Big Time” Kraft Pillow Box

The Kraft Pillow Boxes are the perfect size for holding a variety of treats.  I added an individual size package of nut mix to each so there’s plenty of room for treats.  I know you would like details on making tags for your Kraft Pillow Boxes so I’ve added a list of the project materials used and instructions below:

  1. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the giraffe onto the Whisper White Cardstock and color using the Stampin’ Blends.  Cut using the 2 ½” circle punch.
  2. Cut the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock using the scalloped circle thinlit (the 2nd largest) and punch two sets of leaves from the Shaded Spruce Cardstock.
  3. Assemble the Kraft Pillow Box.
  4. Cut a 6” strip of Burlap Ribbon and using paper snips, cut between each of the strands approximately 2” on each end. Separate the strands.  Attach to top of box with adhesive.
  5. Using desired adhesive, attach leaves to the back of the stamped giraffe circle and layer onto the Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle.
  6. Attach assembled tag to the pillow box overlapping the burlap strip.

You can find all the products to make the the treat holders by clicking on the Shop Now tab.

Thanks for stopping by  and have fun creating tags for your Kraft Pillow Boxes!  

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