This is the second of my projects for the Happy Crafters Design Team headed by the lovely Ann Melvin of Positively Papercraft who has set the challenge of making 4 projects using the cute Spirited Snowmen stamp set by Stampin' Up!
This time I went for something a little different. I used to love making exploding boxes with candles hidden inside and I've not done one for a while so thought why not do one for the design team and so here it is.
I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock for my box base and then hand stamped and coloured my own DSP using the holly stamp from Spirited Snowmen. I stamped the leaves in Tranquil Tide ink and then coloured them in really roughly with a Tranquil Tide marker and a Real Red marker. Some of the images I used an aqua blender for just to tease the green out across the leaves to add some dimension to the paper.
I used this paper to decorate the outside and inside flaps of the box as well as the outside of the lid. I added a sentiment here using a couple of Stampin' Up! punches and another stamp from the same set.
The only thing I used which is no longer available is the gold twine which I wrapped around the box lid and the candle itself just for decoration but there is a gold twine in the current Autumn Winter 2018 Catalogue which you would swap out.
On the inside flaps of the box I stamped and coloured snowmen which I then fussy cut and applied to each flap using dimensionals. I then gave each snowman a lick of Wink of Stella just on the body and face to add a little golden shimmer.
I used tissue and a heat gun to add the stamped snowman image to the candle too just tying the whole thing together.
There is a video tutorial which shows my track of thought as I was putting this project together and shows how to measure a box to fit a candle and also shows how I made a couple of mistakes and found remedies for them. You can watch that HERE, it also contains a tutorial on getting the stamped image onto a candle and although it's a long video it is very informational.
I just loved making this one and I will be making more for a Christmas fayre, I'm pretty sure they will be top sellers.
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