Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Cracker Box Tutorial...

Hi folks...Christmas is just around the corner and if you're anything like me...you need to get a wiggle on with some Christmas makes so I'm sharing a tutorial today for "Inspiration Journal"...how to make a cute Christmas Cracker Box to hold some sweet festive treats using Tim's Distress Spray Stains...Texture Paste...Stencils and images from the Styled Woodlands Stamp Set...
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.
Use Texture Paste and the Speckles Stencil to create a snowy effect

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
 Gather the neck of the box together and tie with Red Ribbon, decorate with the tag and jingle bells



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


26 comments:

Enfys said...

What a fabulous tutorial, love the finished box x

Barbara said...

The box is fantastic....but I think I better start now to make it for Christmas 2015. :) The tutorial is great by the way!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love this box thanks for the step by step tutorial on how you created it . Will be adding to my fav.list .

Sebba K said...

Круто!Мне очень понравилось!
Cool! I loved it!

Dawny P said...

This is fantastic Kath, in fact it's a cracker lol . I've just bought a load of a Distress Sprays and once my workshop is done etc, I am planning on having a okay with them. I'm so going to have a go at this and thank yuk for doing a very easy to follow tut. Love you xxx

Paula Cheney said...

okay, this is seriously clever. Love the sewing part - genius move. And the background, and the stamping, well really everything Kath. Fantastic!

carol edwards said...

Hi Kath great project and many thanks for step by step.x

misteejay said...

Thank you for the super tutorial Kath. What a beautiful cracker box - TFS.
Toni xx

Jane said...

Fabulous tut Kath, this is brilliant. Thanks for sharing. Your cracker looks so festive x

Maxcine said...

Thank you Kath that was fab. The detail is awsome. X

Redanne said...

What a fabulous cracker Kath! I love, love, love it! You are one clever lady, I am definitely going to try this one... Hugs, Anne xx

Sammy said...

Oh wow Kath, this is just perfect! Thank you for the brilliant tutorial! x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Thank you Kath for a lovely gift idea for the festive period. I will definitely give it a go and let you have a look.
Lesley

Sandra said...

Great project, thank you

Buttons said...

Positively awesome tutorial Kath. I adore the stitching in the snow and those glitter accents. Jenny x

Liselot said...

I think this must have been a lot of work, but the result is beautiful!
Liselot

Ann said...

Cool for yuletide.....love it Kath!!! Fab tutorial too. Hugs Ann xx

Sarah said...

What an amazing tutorial Kath - Will have to have a go at this. I love your effort - superb!

Sarah x

Sandra H said...

!WOW! Fantastic tutorial and thank you for sharing this your finshed cracker is absolutely stunning the elements used are just perfect and the sentiment and ribbon just finish it off to perfection!! one very talented lady who l'm so pleased to know as a blogging friend x

Lee said...

WOW,this is amazing and so effective and pretty.Well done with the tutorial and thanks for sharing.xx

Sarah Hamzah said...

Wow Kath, I will have a go at this one soon. I saw your bag and card in the fiskars email and recognised it as yours. Fantastic work!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cracker Kath, lovely details and thanks for the tutorial - l just need to find time to give it a go x Susan x

Christine B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial Kath, sorry not been around. Not blogged since September until yesterday. Love and crafty hugs xChriSb

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

what a wonderful project! so creative and inspiring ^.^ thank you very much for sharing

Rea' said...

Awesome box, fabulous tutorial, love the colors and those new stamps are awesome !

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a gorgeous creation - thanks for generously sharing your tutorial!
Rebecca.
x

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