Monday, November 24, 2014

Santa Candy Box

How about a Santa Candy Box?

This little Santa box was cut from the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686), page 22 (or for my Explore friends #M4765A) cut at 8 1/2" I then folded on the scores and then curved the sides with my bone folder.  The belt, buckle and buttons were basic shapes that I adjusted in design space and then cut from some vinyl.  Finally, the beard was made from the the tag layer on page 69 cut down to 1 1/2" and then trimed to fit (put on with a piece of 3-D Foam tape).  The cartridge is available on my website at or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  So finally, I filled the box with Hersey's kisses and tied the whole thing together with some  string from the Ruby Mini Melody Accent Collection (so you can get to the candy without destroying the box.  I am going to be thinking about how I can adapt this to Valentine's Day next.  This little box is just too cute!!! 

Christmas Advent Calendar

Close to my Heart has a great special going on in the While Supplies Last section.  You can purchase the base for this cute Advent Calendar (or to use for lots of other things, like a cute jewelry box for a little girl, to hold craft goodies) for just $11.85.

Here is what I did with mine:

I made twenty-five little boxes using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and then cut little circles and squares at 1 1/4" out of daisy white (I also used the Artiste to do this) and out of red and green to coordinate at 11/2".  I stamped them with the Magical Days stamp set and then glued the stamped images onto the colored bases and used 3-D Foam Tape to pop them on the boxes.  The bow was made using some retired red chevron ribbon but could easily be made with the Cranberry Stripped ribbon from the current Idea Book.

Supplies used:

Z1804 - My creations cubby
X5927 - Ruby cardstock
1245 - Olive cardstock
1385 - Daisy White cardstock
Z2170 - Ruby ink
Z2137 - Olive ink
Z1790 - Artiste Cricut Collection
D1552 - Magical Days