Thursday, October 24, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Stacking Boxes Tutorial

Good Morning!

If you've been following the Graphic 45 blog this week, I'm sure you've seen some spectacular creations made by the design team! We teamed up with Scor-Pal this week to create some fun and festive projects using G45 papers and Scor-Pal products.

Today, Anne, Clare and I are on the G45 blog - go check it out! If you leave a comment on the blog or Facebook page, you could win a beautiful 12 Days of Christmas prize pack that also includes some amazing Scor-Tape! Then, be sure to go to Scor-Pal for even more inspiration -- there are some adorable projects over there! :)

Here's my project I made for the blog hop:








Want to make your own stack of Christmas boxes?? Here's my tutorial on how to make your own:



12” x 12” Golden Rings
12” x 12” 12 Days of Christmas
12” x 12” My True Love
(2) 12” x 12” Pear Tree
12” x 12” Drummer’s Drumming
12” x 12” Christmas Rose
12” x 12” Swans A Swimming
12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1
1 yard pale yellow silk May Arts Ribbon
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix – Teastaine
Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch
ZVA Crystals
Scor-Pal
Scor-Tape

Instructions


Step 1. Assemble 5” x 5” box bottom
Cut Golden Rings to 9” x 9” per photo. Score at 2” on each side. Make one cut on each side of your paper, up to the point where your score lines meet. Apply Scor-Tape to ends, then fold to create the base for your box.

Step 2. Assemble 5” x 5” box lid
Cut 12 Days of Christmas to 8 5/8” x 8 5/8” per photo. Score 1.75” on each side. Before cutting, apply your favorite edge punch along each side. For this project, I used Martha Stewart’s Doily Edge punch. Make one cut on each side of your paper, up to the point where your score lines meet. Apply Scor-Tape to ends, then fold to create the lid for your box. Place lid on top of bottom.

Step 3. Assemble 4” x 4” box bottom
Cut My True Love to 8” x 8” per photo. Score at 2”, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold.


Step 4. Assemble 4” x 4” box lid
Cut Pear Tree to 7 5/8” x 7 5/8” per photo. Score at 1.75”, punch around the edges, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold. Place lid on top of bottom.


Step 5. Assemble 3” x 3” box bottom
Cut Drummer’s Drumming to 7” x 7” per photo. Score at 2”, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold.


Step 6. Assemble 3” x 3” box lid
Cut Christmas Rose to 6 5/8” x 6 5/8” per photo. Score at 1.75”, punch around the edges, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold. Place lid on top of bottom.


Step 7. Assemble 2” x 2” box bottom
Cut your other piece of Pear Tree to 6” x 6” per photo. Score at 2”, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold.


Step 8. Assemble 2” x 2” box lid
Cut Swans A Swimming to 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” per photo. Score at 1.75”, punch around the edges, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold. Place lid on top of bottom.
Step 9. Stack boxes, with the 5” x 5” box on the bottom. Adhere. Take your ribbon and tie around your stack of boxes, creating a bow on top.

Step 10. Use your 12 Days of Christmas 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids pad and a flower die, such as the Spellbinders Poinsettia die to create some dimensional flowers for your boxes. 
Step 11(Front) From your scraps, fussy cut and adhere a swan, hen, and roses. Adhere large piece from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1, some red Petaloo flowers, and your die cut poinsettias. 
Step 12(Right side) Fussy cut and adhere some flowers and lords and ladies dancing. Adhere button and tag from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1 and some red Petaloo flowers.



Step 13. (Back) Fussy cut and adhere some flowers and goose. Adhere button and tag from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1, some red Petaloo flowers, and your die cut poinsettias.
Step 14. (Left side) Fussy cut and adhere some flowers, pears, and turtle doves. Adhere button and tag from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1 and some red Petaloo flowers.

Step 15. To make some stand alone 2” x 2” boxes, use various papers from your 12 Days of Christmas 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids pad. Just remember that the bottom paper measures 6” x 6” and needs to be scored at 2” all the way around, and the lid paper needs to be trimmed to 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” and scored at 1.75” all the way around. 


5 comments:

luv46kdz said...

Gaahhhhh I love stacked boxes! You made these beautiful :)

Paula

Lauren said...

Uh...gorgeous!!! Are you putting my Christmas present in there? :D

Marisa Job said...

Wow! This is spectacular!! Great instructions too!!

Pam said...

Gorgeous! I love this. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Sandra said...

Wow Maria! These are amazing! They will look so beautiful under a Christmas tree or as a home decor piece! Hugs, Sandra