Amanda from Pear Blossom Press here again. I’m so excited to show you the treat boxes I made with the new Santa Box die set! This box is so versatile, you can dress it up for any season. Today, I’m showing you how I used it to make treats for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Let’s start with the Christmas box. The Santa Box die set comes with all of the pieces needed to cut and assemble Santa. I cut two of the base pieces from red cardstock, and a few from pattern paper, to cut down for the front of Santa’s jacket. I cut the facial pieces from white cardstock, along with a hat brim, cut from a 5/8″ white strip. I colored the facial pieces with Copic markers, before assembling them. You could cut them from colored cardstock, but it’s faster to color the small pieces than dig out different colored scraps. Plus, you can add shading if you like.
For the turkey, I cut a pair of box bases from brown cardstock, and the round eye parts with the Santa Box set. For the other details, I shopped my stash of dies and pulled out shapes that would work. You don’t need the exact same dies, look for pieces that will get the idea across. I repurposed an aloe leaf from the Mini Succulents die set for the turkey waddle. The beak is a unicorn horn from the Animalopes die set (the eyelashes are in that set too). For the tail feathers, I used a leaf from the Flower Bursts die set. A light brown marker helped to add a bit of dimension to the eyeballs.
The candy corn box is fun for Halloween treats. I used yellow and orange Distress Oxide inks to blend lines across the box pieces. (In the video, I show how I masked the lines off.) To decorate the box, I stacked up three layers each of a jack-o-lantern and sentiment from the Halloween Treat Lantern die set.
For all of the boxes, I found it helpful to keep track of the tiny pieces by sticking them to a strip of memo tape. Larger die cut pieces were easier to keep track of in an embellishment tray. And assembly was easier with Locking Tweezers and a jewel picker.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to give these a try. For more information, and links to the specific products I used, head on over to my blog. I can’t wait to see what you will make with the Santa Box die set!