Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas favour boxes

I have to thank my 10-year-old son for helping me to make these because I needed 17 of them in a hurry! And you know how much I love making projects in bulk.

These were little boxes of (not many) chocolates for all my lovely team-members who came to my meeting on Saturday morning.  I love getting together with my team as everybody learns from each other, picking up great stamping ideas as well as business tips. The newcomers were all keen to learn how, as a new demonstrator, you can earn loads of free stamp sets to supplement your Starter Kit.

This little box is really simple – it’s made from a piece of 13cm x 21cm (the width of A4) cardstock so you can get two from a sheet. Score along the bottom (long) edge at 4cm and then vertically at 6cm, 10cm, 16cm and 20cm.

Follow these ancient instructions to assemble the box.

Nearly forgot: always stamp before scoring to avoid blank bits.

The front is decorated with a scallop circle punched from Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the Perfect Punches stamp set, which has stamps for all year round, and I had been looking forward to using this particular stamp which says “Joy at Christmas”. Unfortunately my robin covered up the “at Christmas” bit but never mind.

The packing is created from some cream-coloured printer paper (I wasn’t wasting Very Vanilla on packing!) which I crimped using the Paper Crimper and then ran through my shredder. Ok, I confess, I did it the other way round and then spent ages trying to feed little shredded strips into my crimper. But learn from my mistake and crimp FIRST!

Stamps: Perfect Punches, Serene Snowflakes
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Crimper

All products by Stampin' Up!®


  1. What a fabulous treat idea, thank you so much for the link to instructions and the idea about the shredder, think I may make some of these myself!

  2. I love how you got the bird's belly red. Very nice project (and great that you had help... I KNEW there was another reason I had kids lol).

  3. What great little boxes!! I love em!

  4. Cute boxes and I love your detail with the red tummy!

  5. These are fabulous! I love how you made that adorable robin! I really want to give this a try! Thanks for sharing the link! :)


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