Merry Christmas From Core’dinations

December 25, 2010 by  
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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CORE’DINATIONS CARDSTOCK!

Sarah Hodgkinson has a wonderful tutorial for us today. It’s perfect for this time of year.

Here’s a project that can be used each year as part of your festive giving and/or decorating. Create a take-out box which can be filled with Hershey Kisses or other wrapped candy and then used as a night time decoration to hang on a tree, sit on a mantel or perch at a foyer table.
Supplies Needed:
- Abracadabra Black Magic cardstock (Core’dinations)
- Sanding block (Core’dinations)
- Kraft or white take-out box (i.e., Michael’s)
- White rubon letters (e.g., Maya Road)
- Mini-chipboard houses (Maya Road)
- Snowflake embossing folder or texture plate (Sizzix/Basic Grey) and diecutting machine (e.g., Big Shot by Sizzix)
- Paint (Making Memories)
- White pen (Uniball)
- Vellum
- Layering tape (Helmar)
- Closet LED light with batteries (any dollar store)
- Paper trimmer
- Ruler
- Pin or thumb tack
- Pencil

Here’s a project that can be used each year as part of your festive giving and/or decorating. Create a take-out box which can be filled with Hershey Kisses or other wrapped candy and then used as a night time decoration to hang on a tree, sit on a mantel or perch at a foyer table.

Supplies Needed:

- Abracadabra Black Magic cardstock (Core’dinations)

- Sanding block (Core’dinations)

- Kraft or white take-out box (i.e., Michael’s)

- White rubon letters (e.g., Maya Road)

- Mini-chipboard houses (Maya Road)

- Snowflake embossing folder or texture plate (Sizzix/Basic Grey) and diecutting machine (e.g., Big Shot by Sizzix)

- Paint (Making Memories)

- White pen (Uniball)

- Vellum- Layering tape (Helmar)

- Closet LED light with batteries (any dollar store)

- Paper trimmer

- Ruler- Pin or thumb tack

- Pencil

Here are some images of the supplies for you:

 

 

 

Now let’s get started:

  1. Take apart the take away box so that you can easily work with it. Using the white side of the Abracadabra cardstock, trace the shape of one side of the take away box. Cut it out using a paper trimmer. Using a ruler, measure ¼” in from each of the four sides and cut again using your paper trimmer.
  2. Emboss Abracadabra using a snowflake embossing folder. I used the new Basic Grey/Sizzix one for this project. Sand to reveal the white core.
  3. Paint three Maya Road mini-chipboard houses and allow to dry. Once dry, use a white pen to add “snow” to the roof and window of each house. Cut a small amount of vellum paper and adhere to the backside of each house to cover the windows.
  4. Cut small holes from the Abracadabra where the windows will be to allow the light through. Using a pin or thumb tack, poke holes into the embossed snowflakes to allow more light through.
  5. Attach the houses to the Abracadabra with layering tape. Rub the white letters for “Joy” onto the Abracadabra or another festive word.
  6. Glue Abracadabra to the kraft box. Reassemble the box. Place LED light in the bottom of the box. Fill with wrapped treats!

Stay tuned for the final Winner of the 12 Days of Techniques this week! We will be back after a few days “vacation” and some more inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment here to win the goodies from the last day and share your projects with us on Facebook. We would looove to see if you were inspired from our 12 Days of Techniques!

Comments

26 Responses to “Merry Christmas From Core’dinations”
  1. Sandra ltb says:

    love it! SOOOO cute!
    Sandra

  2. Marilyn Nimmo says:

    This is such a wonderful project. LOVE it!

  3. Linda Beeson says:

    All of the projects shared during this time have been wonderful, what a cute project for today.

  4. Michel E says:

    Great idea. Love this.

  5. Karenladd says:

    Loved all the techniques and projects. Thanks for posting them and having such a great contest!!

  6. April W says:

    This is great!!
    - April W

  7. Lesley from WI says:

    This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Will have to try it.

  8. Lori Leng says:

    Thank you so much for all the days of techniques and I hope you and the design team have a great Christmas and wonderful new year. Hugs, Lori

  9. Pam Spradlin says:

    This would make such a cute gift box whether you decorated it for Christmas or even a birthday. Thank you again for all the tutorials. There were many ideas that I want to try.

  10. Debbie Cornish says:

    Great project today. So versatile for many occassions. Something the kids can help decorate for their party favours.

  11. I love those little houses, how adorable!! Thanks for all the fun with the 12 days event. Such great inspiration!!

  12. StampinCathy says:

    This is so cute. I just love how this box was decorated. Thanks for a fun and inspiring 12 days of techniques. I really enjoyed each one.

  13. Tona says:

    What a wonderful project!

  14. Denise C. says:

    Sarah, your take out box is beautiful!!! I got a gift certificate at Michaels for Christmas. I am definitely going to pick up a pack of Core’dinations paper! I can’t wait to try it out!

  15. Doris Widder says:

    Very cool project! I love it! I never would have guessed that could work. I would have assumed the candies would melt. Thanks for the great idea. I’ll have to give this one a try!

  16. Lesley says:

    Such a cute idea to do with food container….i love it!

  17. Denise Bryant says:

    Very fun 12 Days! Loved the videos!
    DeniseB

  18. Helene says:

    This little box is so cute!

  19. Fun project! Thanks again for all of the inspiration!

  20. Cowchipper says:

    very interesting, love it!

  21. Darrell says:

    nice techniques. nice project

  22. Zendalina says:

    Love the cute little box. houses are cute too!

  23. JB says:

    I like this. amazingly cute

  24. M.Chipman says:

    thanks for sharing.

  25. Ying says:

    Great ideas! There’s not a huge selection at my local craft store for embossing folders. I like the pair you used. Too different stylesor not enough ideas so I usually just stock up on the basics instead of trying a new folder lol

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