Ho ho Ho – curvy Santa boxes

Hello!

Today I thought I’d share my take on a very common curvy gift box – the Santa. There are lots of versions on Pinterest etc., but I case’d mine from http://www.stampinstudio.com. Mine isn’t identical but it’s very close and I like to recognise the original person where I can. 

Curvy gift boxes have been available for a while now and were a total hit as soon as they arrived. People have used them to make (to name a few) snowmen, penguins, Christmas puddings, reindeers and that’s just Christmas themed!  My own personal favourite is the superhero box – I made these about a year ago (case’d again, although I really can’t remember where from):

 
These were very easy to make, using the (retired, sob) moustache framelit die. The cape is created by cutting out part of the box for a third time and then scalloping the edge with something like the scalloped square die (there are several you can use). 

For my Santa boxes I used the retired mosaic ornaments punch to create his belt buckle and punched it out in gold glimmer paper for extra bling! I used a sharpie to colour candy dots black (thanks to my upline Eimear for telling me you can do this). Why didn’t I have any black?  Because I’ve made about 30 of these little boxes recently! They sold well at a Christmas Fair I had a stall at and then went like hot cakes when my husband showed them to his work colleagues. I cut black strips for the belt and a black rectangle and out them together with belt buckle. I stamped “Ho! Ho! Ho!” (sadly also retired) on whisper white and punched it out using a small oval punch, punched a small circle hole and fed the gorgeous gold cord through and attached it to the box. Job done!  These are quick and easy to make, especially if you set up a production line.  What would you turn your boxes into?

   
 
Hope you like them!

Caro

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