Thursday, December 6, 2012

Celebrating the Holidays!

Hi all! I have a festive post for you today and it's one with a challenge tied to it as well! The Impression Obsession gals are challenging YOU to create something that reminds you of the holidays! The challenge starts now and runs through Wednesday, December 12. You can click HERE to find out all the details! 

On to my creation! I have to say, when I think of the holidays, I think gift giving -- usually things that I make either in the kitchen, in the stamp room or something taken off my knitting needles. I am always making little boxes to pack up some treats in. So, I put on my thinking cap and came up with this......

This was an easy breezy creation that was really fun to put together! I started with the die set called Mitten Die Set. It has not only the mitten, but the snowflake and a little string tie as well (that one I didn't use here). After I cut out my mittens out of decorative paper (making sure to cut one right side up and the other face down (so I have the mittens going the same way), and my snowflakes out of basic white card stock, I inked up the Cover-A-Card stamp called Nordic Stripes. I wanted my mitten to look, well, mitten-like! I matted my flake on a red circle that was embossed and then sanded to reveal the white core of the paper and then, the whole thing was matted again on a scalloped circle. After I had done all of that twice - once for the front and once for the back, I worked on making my little box that would serve as the inside of my container. 

I took a piece of card stock that measured 7-1/2" square and then scored on the 2-1/2" and 5" lines. I flipped the paper 90 degrees and scored at the same measurements. Cut and fold in the flaps and you have a box bottom. I used some heavy duty glue to make sure the mittens stayed put. 

Here's a peek!  

And here's a look so you can see how tall it is.....


I added a bow around the outside for a little something extra and then... added some white crystal bling to make those snowflakes sparkle! 


So, you might ask, what would I do with this box? Well, actually, I plan to make a mini card to fit inside and will put 4 of my homemade truffles inside. If the person is really special, they might get a gift card too! After all, who doesn't love spending money AND chocolate? I would guess very few! :-)

Want to see how the other IO gals created to celebrate the holidays? You'll need to hop on over and see...

DANIELA DOBSON
DINA KOWAL
JEANNE STREIFF
JENNY GROPP
JULIE KOERBER --- You are here!
KITTIE CARACCIOLO
LAURA FULCHER
VICKI GARRETT

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with another fun-filled post, so be sure to check back! Until then, make today great! 

~Julie
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