Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Spirited Snowmen Happy Crafter Design Team Project 2

Hi and welcome back or welcome for the first time if you're a newbie visitor!

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.

Thanks for dropping in.

Andrea x


  1. Love this explosion box and the lovely surprise inside x

    1. It's so cute, I'm going to try to sell a few at a craft event and see how they go down. So easy to make and don't use up much stash really either.

  2. This will be a gift for my neighbor! Thank you

    1. It's my pleasure to share Tonilea and they make ideal little gifts, so cute and personal :D x


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