Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, Twelve Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops Seven. Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps. You also might see some projects from the JustRite design team, using some of their newly released line of CLING stamps. (You can see the new collection of cling stamps HERE.) This week, the designers joining us are most of the Spellbinders and Caardvarks design teams, so mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card and project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!
Today I have another small gift project to share. I chose JustRite's small oval Christmas Joy set to showcase on my project. Earlier this year I had purchased a box of Stash tea bags and loved how the bottom of the box had a semi-circle cut out so that the box became a tea bag dispenser. That made me wonder what other flat little packets I could create a box-dispenser for; and today on a candy and cereal aisle, I found just the thing--the Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares.
I stamped my Christmas Joy image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, masking out the word joy from the center of the wreath since I wanted to use a word border. Next I colored the leaves and ribbon with Copic markers (G24, G28, R22, R29, and R59). I dotted the berries with a glue pen and sprinkled them with red glitter. I used two Spellbinders Plain Oval Nestabilities to emboss my oval image, but cut with only the outer die. The frame is created with a Labels Four die.
After a few trials and errors, this is what I came up with for a box. The measurements are included except for the little flaps--the size really doesn't matter on those. I think mine were about 3/4". I used a circle cutter to cut that flap in the third panel and saved it to attach back to the bottom inside of the box toward the end.
I put my box together with some 1/2" Scor-Tape on the small flaps and attached that bottom curved piece as the inside base of my box.
See how the chocolates should slide out?
I wanted to be able to leave that ribbon wrapped around the box while the chocolates were pulled out, so I wrapped it around the box and attached both ends inside the box. The little holly label will hold the flap shut until the recipient wants to open it.
If you use the measurements that I used up above, your box will easily hold eight chocolate squares. That leaves a couple for you to taste-test while you work. ;-) The bag of chocolates was $2.89, and I used one sheet of 12" x 12" Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather paper (Woolens)--under $1. That's a fun little economical gift!
Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today:
JustRite Inspiration Blog
Heidi Van Laar