Christmas Table Decorations – Day 2

We are not big on fancy chocolates in our house but we do like an After Eight Mint, or two, so I have made this box for them to sit on the Christmas table.

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I think that I saw this on the Craftwork Cards Blog but I am not sure.

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I have cut my card 9 inches square.

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I used my scoring blade in my trimmer and scored at 3 and 6 inches in both directions

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Then  fold and crease all of the score lines.

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Use a ruler to score a diagonal line BUT don’t score the centre square as it is the bottom of the box. Score the four corners.

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The stamp is Jane Gill’s Little Christmas Bird Clear Magic stamp.

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I would normally use a watermark pad to stamp, but because it is a solid stamp I got better definition by using a red ink pad and red embossing powder. I hope that you can see the difference.

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The background paper is from one of the 6 x 6 pads I have edged the paper squares with gold embossing.

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I have made all four sides the same.

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I do love the face of the bird!

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I had to be careful when sticking on the birds that they are the right way up.

I punched out a square of card and drew a diagonal lines across it this I placed on the corner and punched through it so that my punch holes are more or less in the same place.

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can you see my deliberate mistake, yes I drew my line all the way across.

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Perfect for our After Eight Mints, I wonder if the will last until Christmas, well I wonder if they will make it to the weekend!

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Gingham ribbon is perfect for holding it all together, and then I can undo the ribbon and fold it flat to store for next year.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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One thought on “Christmas Table Decorations – Day 2

  1. A lovely idea that could be used to hold all sorts of goodies! And the photos are really clear and helpful in explaining how you did it. Thank you.

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