Last year Stampin' Up! came out with the Silver Gable Treat Box. It was so cute. Then, I saw a white gable box on someone's blog. I was trying to figure out how they did that. I thought maybe they had put the box together inside out. After further reading, I discovered the Lustrous White Mini Gable Box on page 193 of the annual catalog. I had completely missed this! This box has a little bit of a shine or luster to it. You get 12 boxes for $8.00! It is fantastic!
Here is the project that I've made with this box.
I've used the Making Christmas Bright bundle with the stamp set and the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. So cute!
Leaving the box flat, run it through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This is one of the larger embossing folders. The gable box fits in there perfectly. Of course each side of the box will have an innie or an outie design. Just decide which one you want to decorate. It doesn't matter. Use your bone folder to burnish the folds of the box and assemble. Wait until you have finished decorating before you completely close the box. It helps to adhere the parts when you can reach inside.
I used the 1/8" Black Cord from page 200 of the annual catalog for the wire for my bulbs. I used approximately a 4" piece. Attach this in the corners of the box just above the fold in the front. I used glue dots. The snowflake stamp is from the Making Every Day Bright stamp set. It's a companion stamp set to Making Christmas Bright. Stamp 5 of these on Whisper White in Balmy Blue ink. Punch out with the 1/2" circle punch. Add two to the ends of the cord using dimensionals. This will hide the ends of the cords. The rest can be attached at the end whenever you want them.
Stamp the bulbs on Whisper White in Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point. I just stamped these side by side on a piece of white scrap. Punch this out with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.
Stamp the ends of the bulbs on Gray Granite in the same color. Again, just stamp side by side. This time I used a half inch piece of scrap. Punch.
Attach the ends of the bulbs to the bulbs with a tiny dot of glue.
Put dimensionals on the back of the bulbs and add to the cord. I added the middle one first, then the ends, and then the ones in between.
Glue dot the other snowflakes.
The saying is from the Making Christmas Bright set. Stamp on white in Real Red. Fussy cut around this and glue to the box.
That's all there is to it! Add something inside. I think I'll try the Little Debbie Christmas Trees once they are out. Do you think they will fit? What would you put in there?
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This paper has 4 each of 3 double sided designs. It's perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
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