Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 7 Santa and the Reindeer Treats with Merry Little Christmas Supplies

When we were little we put out nuts candy and carrots for Santa and the Reindeer!  So I thought I’d combine that Christmas tradition with non-traditional Christmas colors, this time Bermuda Bay with the Merry  Little Christmas Paper.

So you make 3 boxes – easy peasy – cut the paper 10 ½ x 5, score on the long side 2 ½, 5, 7, 10 and 2 ½ on the short side. 

Fold and burnish. Trim the tab off the corner that is ½ x 2 ½.  Cut the tabs up and notch 2 of the tabs.  Make into a box.

The tray is from Basic Black 9 x 3 ¾ - score at ½ on each side.  I almost made mine in sliver foil. 

The lid is 4 1/16 square for a tighter fit and 4 1/8 square for a looser lid.  Score at ¾ on each edge.  Trim the tabs, notch and make into a lid.

The designer paper is 2 ¼ x 2 ¼.  At first I didn’t really like the black and white paper, but now I really love it! It pairs with the traditional reds and greens and also the non-traditional colors as well.  And you can sponge or spritz it any color.

The last step on your lid is to poke a hole with your paper piercing tool.  Not too big.  Now push an ornament into the hole, it’s tight but you want it that way.  Ever since I did this with the Candy dispenser (see Day 1) I’ve been using these ornaments for all kinds of decorations!

I filled my boxes with Lindt chocolate balls.  Do you love the scoop?  So cute, I found mine on Amazon – search “mini scoop” and you’ll see these wooden one, or clear or metal.  The wooden ones are $1 each (10 for $10).  I thought they really added something to this project.

Last of all I cut a piece of Whisper White 2 x 2 ½, folded in half and stamped Santa from the Oh What Fun set (mask the “from” with post it notes) and put on the ink pad, remove the post it notes and you have “Santa”.

Happy Stamping MaryKate

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