Hello everyone, Deb Riddell here with you today to share a Christmas card storage box I made with the beautiful Snowflake Wreath and Peace On Earth Words chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company.
This one is quick and easy and would make a lovely gift filled with handmade cards for someone special or would be a pretty Christmas decor piece where you could store all of the cards you receive over this holiday season.
First step is to make a box! I made mine 7” x 7” x 2” from some Shimelle Christmas Magic paper in shades of teal green, red and white. I found this very cool online template maker - http://www.templatemaker.nl - just plug in the dimensions you want for most any shape of box and they’ll make a template for you to download!
I wanted the Snowflake Wreath to stand out on top of the box so I added an inset piece of red foiled paper from my stash to the top of the box, tattering the edges.
The large Snowflake Wreath was quickly painted with Cool White DecoArt Americana acrylic paint (I sponge the paint on for these intricate chipboard pieces so that you don’t get an ‘blobs’ of paint inside those delicate cut outs).
Once the paint had dried, I added a coat of Deco Foil Transfer Gel, sponging it on in the same manner as the paint, and set it aside to dry for about an hour. Deco Foil Transfer Gel is designed to be used with heat to transfer the metallic foils, so I activated the dried Transfer Gel on the wreath with my heat gun in small areas, burnishing on some Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil with a bone folder to the heated areas. I repeated the heating and burnishing process until the entire wreath was covered with the Sparkling Silver foil.
The Peace On Earth Words were painted with Art-C Silver Metallic paint and then embossed with pearl embossing powder from my stash. I ended up finger painting on some silver Stickles Glitter glue to give the words a little more shine as well.
Deco Foil PeelNStick Toner Sheet was covered with Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil and four decorative lace strips were die cut with a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Damask Accents die.
The die cut strips were then adhered around the edges of the box lid by simply peeling off the backing paper from the foiled Toner Sheet strips and pressing them into place.
Four snowflakes were also die cut from the same silver foiled toner sheet with Tim Holtz’s Mini Paper Snowflakes dies and one added to each corner of the box top.
The foiled Snowflake Wreath was centered on top of the red panel on the box top and glued into place with iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive. The Peace On Earth Words were bumped up on a few pieces of black fun foam and adhered in the center of the wreath.
And that was it, the box was complete and was filled with some handmade cards all ready for gifting!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my Christmas card box and that you’ve been inspired to make one of your own. Southern Ridge’s wonderful intricate chipboard pieces make it so easy to create a beautiful gift or home decor piece with just a few touches of paint and sparkle.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- Shimelle: Christmas Magic Scrapbook Paper
- DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint
- Therm O Web: PeelNStick Toner Sheet, Gina K. Designs Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil, Deco Foil Transfer Gel and iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive
- Sizzix: Mini Paper Snowflakes Dies
- Spellbinders: Damask Accents Shapeabilities Dies
- Momenta: Art-C Metallic Paint
- Ranger Ink: Stickles Glitter Glue
- Miscellaneous: Pearl Embossing Powder, Black Fun Foam, Heat Gun, Paper Trimmer and Scissors
Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy Christmas creating!