Saturday, September 5, 2015

Christmas Tiny Treat Box

I didn't set out to create a Christmas project yesterday - really I didn't. 
It was one of those yukky days - rainy, cloudy - HUMID - and a huge storm came through that made me feel like one of the three little pigs when the wind blew around the house. 
I was trying to get a Periscope live broadcast going and the crazy weather was interrupting my plans - especially with the lighting. 
I've got great natural light in the studio, but when it's dreary outside you can forget it! 

So, I sat down to play at my crafting table - remind me to show it to you some time, btw - and I was messing around with doing something different with the Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 
I've got a big package of the Tiny Treat Boxes and I thought it would be pretty cool if I could emboss those with that amazing folder. 
And whaddya know - it worked! 
Here's one of the pics: 



I had to tear the box apart to get it flat inside the embossing folder, but it worked out GREAT! 
It was completely embossed in just two passes through the Big Shot. Very cool. 
I used the Fast Fuse Adhesive to glue it back again  - best choice! That stuff sticks! 

So, after rubbing a little Soft Suede ink on the embossed box with a Stampin' Sponge, I was like, HOW am I going to decorate this little cutie??

I glanced around at the mess serendipity pile on my stamp table, I found this stamped greeting, a scrap of red glimmer paper, a few inches of Natural Chevron ribbon and my Stampin' Stapler. 
A rather eclectic grouping of supplies, but I love to mix textures and colors so I just decided to play.



I used my Note Tag Punch to punch the Red Glimmer paper scrap, flagged the ends of the ribbon with my Craft Scissors and then stapled the stamped greeting to them in a pile of layers. The greeting is from the Joyful Season stamp set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow. 
To finish it off, I added a Gold Basic Metal Button with a Glue Dot and tied it to the box with some Gold Cording, baker's box style. 
Super easy and super cute! 



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Thanks so much for stopping by today - now go stamp something fun! 


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