Hi Crafty Friends,
t's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly Santi our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off the month with one last challenge.
Today is Tie One On Day. Create a card using something that’s tied (apron strings, shoelaces, bow tie, ribbons in the hair, etc. Alternate is to use ribbon/twine/etc anywhere on your card – or both combined.
It is a month until Christmas ... yikes! As you can see by my photo above, I didn't create a card for today's challenge, instead I created a couple of cute little Santa Boxes. These are both tied at the top with ribbon, so I figured this was suitable for today's challenge. I created the boxes using a new die from i-Crafter called Santa Box. The assembled box size is 3” x 3 ⅝” x 1 ½”
To assemble the box, it's just a matter of scoring three lines on each side. Gluing the bottom together, fold the top score lines and tying some ribbon through the holes in the top of the box to keep shut.
This die set comes with the die to create the basic box and then the pieces to decorate the box with Santa's Face. You could also use this box for other occasions, by decorating with other dies you may already have in your stash.
These are fairly quick to put together. I die cut the box base twice to create the basic box, and also once using patterned paper, which I cut to cover just the bottom portion of the front of the box. You could leave this plain red, but I like the look of the pattern paper for a little more interest and if you were making lots of these it would help personalise the box too.
Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs: