My daughter came over the other day in need of some boxes to package fabric ornaments she had made. Well, I can do that. They fit perfectly in a 3.25 x 3.25 x 3.25 box made with the Gift Box Punch Board. She chose to make them out of the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper which is made of heavy Kraft cardstock. When she was finished with her boxes I had a bunch of 2 x 12 in strips of paper left over. Hmmm. I chose to use an idea posted by Mary Fish a few weeks ago where she made little holders for Ghirardelli chocolates. See Mary’s post here. I made 18 of these as small gifts for my staff at work. Here’s my project.
I used strips of the Under the Tree paper cut to 5.5 x 2 and used the Scalloped tag topper on both ends. Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8. I punche a piece of Crumb Cake (also scraps I had on my worktable) using the Note Tag Punch. Stamped it with the smallest snow flake from the Letterpress Winter stamp set using Crumb Cake ink. Over this I placed a Mossy Meadow Tree using the Festive Tree Punch stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink garland from the coordinating Festive Tree stamp set. Purchase the stamp set and the punch together and save 15%. I used some left over gold glimmer paper from the Many Merry Stars Kit to punch the star with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch. Hmmm, everything I used today was re purposed from scraps I had on my work table. Can’t beat that. And they are so cute too.
Mary includes a tip in her post. The Ghirardelli chocolates do not need to be glued to the inside of the holder. She did suggest and I agreed, using glue dots to hold down the flaps of the chocolate so they don’t show while inside the holder. Much tidier look.
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