Christmas Boxes (part 2) – Tags, Bags & Boxes Week

Christmas Boxes – Tags, Bags & Boxes Week

Sadly today is the final day of my Tags, Bags & Boxes themed week of blog posts. The final instalment comprises of Christmas Boxes, created using the Stampin’ Up! Gift Box Punch Board! This is such a great tool for box makers. It takes all the calculation out the equation – pun intended before you ask! 😉

I chose 3 sizes of box to make and decided to dress a couple up with lids created from Designer Series Paper. Which one’s your favourite? I’ll tell you mine at the end of the pictures.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Boxes Gift Box Punch Board Tracy May

I love this small box. The ribbon, the sequin trim and DSP lid make it look so elegant with a modern twist.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Boxes Gift Box Punch Board Tracy May

I sized up on this one – both in terms of box size but also the ribbon around makes it more classic looking as well as elegant.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Boxes Gift Box Punch Board Tracy May

I used the corner rounder and closure punch on the gift box punch board for this one and added a tag created from the same DSP.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Boxes Gift Box Punch Board Tracy May

I think the smallest one is definitely my favourite of these Christmas boxes, but I do love how you can use the punch board to make the box closure so you don’t have to make a separate lid.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s blog posts. I’ve really enjoyed creating projects based on around a theme and so will definitely do this type of week again in the New Year. Thank you for accompanying me on my blogging journey. If you would like to see any particular types of projects or have ideas for themes, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. I love hearing from you!

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Christmas Boxes – Tags, Bags & Boxes Week

Christmas Boxes – Tags, Bags & Boxes Week

Continuing with my Tags, Bags & Boxes Week, today’s project comes under the Christmas Boxes heading! I haven’t used a box maker or box making die though, like I did for the Christmas Bags the last two days. I’ve been wanting to make a circular or oval box using my framelits for a while now, but hadn’t found the time/occassion to. Well without further ado, I will show you my Christmas Boxes project number 1, using the Stampin’ Up! Circles Framelits dies – I used the 4″ circle.

Christmas Boxes Project 1 Circle Framelits box Tracy May

I stamped the snow flakes from Wonderland over the circle I used for the lid and the tag base. I topped both the box and the tag off with images from the Sleigh Ride Edgelits set. I love these edgelits! They have been one of my favourite items from this Autumn/Winter catalogue. If you haven’t seen the non-Christmassy projects I made previously using them check them out here and here!

Christmas Boxes Project 1 Circle Framelits box Tracy May

I wrapped the white ribbon around the side to hide the seam where I had to join two strips of card to make the right length for the box sides. I used 2 x 18cm x 6cm strips for the lid and 2 x 18cm x 7cm strips for the base.

Christmas Boxes Project 1 Circle Framelits box Tracy May

No doubt, I will get around to the oval box I want to make, so I will do a tutorial then!

I hope you like today’s project. I’ve got one more Christmas Boxes post for you tomorrow in the Tags, Bags and Boxes week. I hope you’ve enjoyed all the projects. If you want to see any particular type projects on this blog in the future, feel free to make suggestions below in the comments!

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Christmas Bags (Part 2) – Bags, Tags and Boxes Week

Christmas Bags (Part 2)– Bags, Tags and Boxes Week

When I was at OnStage Live the other week, one of the demonstrations on the stage was of a gusseted bag made using the Stampin’ Up! mini treat bag thinlits. I wrote down the directions, as I’d not made them before. They are really easy to make and so I thought along with the gusseted Christmas Bags I’ve made for my Bags, Tags and Boxes week today, I would also create a little photo tutorial for you. Yes you’re welcome! 😉

I created two Christmas bags, one two tone and one monochrome. I love how these turned out – what do you think? Pretty right? Which one’s your favourite?

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gusseted Mini Treat bag Tracy May

 

I used the Sparkly Seasons ZigZag image and Seasonal Frames framelits to cut out the bauble, which has an ombre watercolour look. I used Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo markers to colour the stamp before spritzing with water and stamping.

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gusseted Mini Treat bag Tracy May

For the Whisper White bag I ran the front panel through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gusseted Mini Treat bag Tracy May

For the Lost Lagoon and Whisper White bag, I first cut out two additional front panels (removing the bottom flap) before then embossing with Softly Falling – take a look at the Photo Tutorial below and you’ll see what I mean!

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gusseted Mini Treat bag Tracy May

For the Basic Christmas Bag

Step 1: Cut two of the front and side panels using the largest thinlit and cut a piece of card to 4cm x 9.4cm (this is for the bottom of the treat bag);

Step 2. Cut off the zig zag top of the side panel on both pieces;

Step 3. Line up the side score line along the 2cm line of your Stampin’ Trimmer and score;

Step 4. Line up the side score line along the 4cm line of your Stampin’ Trimmer and score;

Step 5. Place a strip of double sided sticky tape along the side score lines of the side pieces and the bottom flaps;

Step 6. Burnish all scored lines. Mountain fold the outer two score lines on the side panel and valley fold the middle this will create the gusseted sides;

Step 7. Assemble the treat bags by first sticking the two front and side pieces together down one of the sides and the bottom panel to one of the bottom flaps;

Step 8. Fold the remaining sides over to meet to create the bag and adhere the remaining bottom flap to the  4cm x 9.4cm piece of card.

N.B. If you are decorating the front of the bags, either by embossing or stamping, you need to do this before you assemble them.

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gusseted Mini Treat bag Tracy May

Wow it’s a long post today! Here’s the weekly deals for you! I have a little confession – I have the fun frames embossing folders and I haven’t used them yet! I will have to crack them open and get playing now for sure!

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Christmas Bags – Bags, Tags and Boxes Week

Christmas Bags – Bags, Tags and Boxes Week

I’m back with day 2 of my Bags, Tags and Boxes Week, here on Bedlam & Butterflies. Today’s theme is Christmas Bags (with some cute tags thrown in too). I’ved used the Gift Bag Punch board for today’s projects, but you could easily make these types of bags with a score board and scissors too. The Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag punch board is just so easy though. If you don’t have one yet, I’ve posted the Stampin’ Up! YouTube video down below for you to see.

So what do you think of these little cuties? I teamed the Christmas Bags up with tags made from the Snow Place stamp set, cut out with the Snow Friends Framelits! Such a cute idea for Christmas Tags don’t you think? Well I certainly do. But then I would, wouldn’t I? Lol!

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board Tracy May

I started off by creating the Christmas bags using the Gift Bag punch board, before die cutting the shapes out of the front panel using the Snow Friends Framelits. I then stamped the images on to window sheet with StazOn and stuck these to the inside of the front panel.

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board Tracy May

Once the bags were complete I stamped the images again on to Whisper White card and cut them out to assemble for the tags or to add to the front of the gift bags.

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board Tracy May

I used Envelope paper again but I would recommend you use some sturdier card stock if you want them to last. These ones are only going to be demolished by eager little hands, trying to get at the contents. I filled them with Santa Babies and Chocolate coins!

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board Tracy May
A few of the Santa Babies (Fruit flavoured Jelly Sweets) did get eaten in the making of these bags I’m afraid! I ate all the red ones from this bag- I think they are meant to be strawberry flavour! Oops!

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board Tracy May

And I ate all the blackcurrant ones from this bag! Double oops! They’re my favourite though!!! (What happened to the diet? – starts again tomorrow! Lol!)

Christmas Bags Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board Tracy May

Luckily I don’t really like chocolate coins much! He he he 🙂

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. Here’s the video for the Gift Bag Punch Board I promised – Click Here!

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