Trim white cardstock to measure 8.¼” x 11"
On the short side score at ½” 3” and 5.½”
On the long side score at 3” and 9”
Cut away the 2 outer panels. Mark the centre of the middle panel, score from the edges to the centre and trim to leave a small flap at each side which will create the bottom of the box
Cut out 2-1" squares from cardstock to use as templates...line the square up with the scored lines and mark with a pencil. Mark the centre of the other square and trim to create a triangle...use to mark the zig zag effect at the top of the box. Cut out with a craft knife and erase any pencil marks.Fix redline tape to the flaps of the box at this stage which will protect them from the Distress Spray Stain
Now that we've got the mechanics out of the way it's time for the fun part..spritz Iced Spruce Distress Spray Stain on to your craft mat.
Pick up the colour with a baby wipe and swipe on to the box with circular motions until covered...then dry with a heat tool...
Spritz with Iced Spruce, Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence drying between each layer until you are happy with the colour...Cut a piece of white cardstock to fit across the bottom edge of the box, score at 3” and 5.½”, tear to create an uneven edge, stitch backwards and forwards to create texture. Fix to the box with redline tape.
Stamp the reindeer from Styled Woodlands with Potting Soil Archival Ink onto a piece of white cardstock 3 times.
Cut out the reindeer leaving a small border all round and fix in place. Stamp the pine cone branches at the neck of the box.
Add dots of Glossy Accents to the Pine Cone Branches and create lines between the reindeer and Sprinkle with Festive Berries Distress Glitter
Cut out a small tag, stamp the pine cone branch with Potting Soil and the sentiment with Red Geranium Archival Ink, ink around the edges with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
If you decide to make your own Christmas Cracker box...please e-mail me a link so that I can come and have a look and phew I think we all deserve another cuppa after that little marathon.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx