Before I start with my post today I would just like to thank all of you for ALL of your warm comments on my blog yesterday! It was so nice to read each and every post so I thank each and every one of you, it really warms my heart! :)
Today's project is using the NEW Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder's from Cut At Home. For this project I used the Christmas Ornament embossing folder. To start, I cut out two circles for the embossing and two more for the background. To add a little detail, I stitched the two circles together and added a middle layer of chipboard for stability. To hold the twine, I used the tab punch and inserted it in the middle layer. Once the pieces were all adhered, I sponged on some white ink to make the ornaments pop.
All six ornaments fit in this custom box I made. To make the box I used an 8 1/1 x 11 piece of cardstock.
Here are the instructions ~
Score the 8 1/2 x 11 at 3/4" (long ways) and again at 4 3/4. Turn and score at 3 3/4, 3/4, 3 3/4, 3/4 and the rest can be folded in. Depending on your box, fold in all of the scored area's and put the box together. Once the box is folded, you will notice what area's need to be cut off. Since I wanted my box to close, I kept the middle section and used it for the flap of my box. For those that are interested, I will try to post a template for the box in the coming week.
For the decoration of my box, I used the Winter House embossing folder from Cut At Home. Since I LOVE to use my Janome sewing machine, I added some fun stitching to the front layers as well. **For those that are curious about this machine, I totally recommend getting it! It's so small and compact and for those that have little experience sewing, no worries, they have step by step instructions too. Just so all of you know... I have not done any kind of sewing since the 7th grade, if I can do it, so can you!! LOL :)
On Tuesday I have will be posting some other fun samples using these embossing folders from Cut At Home. Please stop by then and let me know what you think...
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BIG hugs to all,