Poinsettia Gift Box Instructions

As promised, here are the directions for yesterday’s post. To create the gift box follow the steps below:

Begin with a 4 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock and score at 3/4″on all four sides. Notch scored lines as shown in photo. Add multipurpose liquid adhesive to tabs and attach to the longest side on the inside of the box bottom.

2. Cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ and two pieces 5/8″ x 3″. Emboss each with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Apply each to the outside sides of the box bottom with multipurpose liquid adhesive.

3. Cut a 4 3/16″ x 5 1/16″ piece of Soft Suede card stock and score at 1/2″ on all four sides. Notch scored lines as shown in photo above. Apply multipurpose liquid glue to the tabs and attach to the longest side of the inside of the box top.

4. Cut two pieces of Soft Suede card stock 3/8″ x 3 1/16″ and two pieces 3/8″ x 3 15/16″. Emboss each with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Apply each to the outside sides of the box top using multipurpose liquid adhesive.

5. Cut one piece of Whisper White card stock 3 1/16″ x 3 15/16″. Stamp in Soft Suede using the Birch Background stamp. Roughen edges with a pair of paper snips and curl up top left and bottom right corner. Attach to the top of the box with multipurpose liquid adhesive.

6. Die cut one each of the three largest poinsettia petal layers using Blushing Bride card stock. Make sure to tape the scored insert to the die before cutting to achieve the scored lines on each petal. Gently curl up each side of the petals and sponge the edges with Whisper White ink. Attach petal layers together with a dimensional between each layer. Apply a beaded pearl to the center using a mini glue dot.

7. Die cut three small leaves with Mint Macaron and three berry sprigs with Silver Metallic from the Poinsettia Dies. Cut one leaf stem from the Forever Flourishing Dies in Crumb Cake. Stamp two berry stems in Soft Suede on Whisper White scrap and die cut with corresponding die from the Poinsettia dies.

8. Arrange and attach foliage to the top of the box as shown in photo with multipurpose liquid adhesive. Attach the Mint Macaron leaves to the back side of the poinsettia blossom using mini glue dots. Arrange one at the top and two at the bottom. Attach blossom to the box top using a dimensional.

I cut a piece of cotton quilt batting 3 1/8″ x 4″ to line the inside of the box. You could also use foam or cotton. Attach to the center of the box bottom with a small circle of multipurpose liquid adhesive.

I teach Chrismon classes in addition to Paper Pumpkin and Paper Crafting Classes. The Lacy Cross bead kit and instruction sheet are $10.00 if interested. Send a message to ddebona14@aol.com and I can forward you the details. Already have the wire and beads, no problem, here is the instruction sheet to put yours together.

Thanks for checking back and hope your upcoming holidays are filled with many hand crafted treats, gifts and special packaging.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Pals October 2020 Blog Hop

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This sweet little box measures 3 1/8″ x 4″ and was created to hold a beautiful Chrismon Lacy Cross. The hand made Christmas gift will be given to the 15 volunteers that help with a card ministry we do for 42 shut-ins in our community each month. I’ve been working hard to get all the gifts and boxes made before Thanksgiving and I’m just about finished. For those wanting patterns/directions, I’m sharing the box and Chrismon pattern in tomorrow’s post.

Embellishments for the box feature the Poinsettia Place Suite of products, and the tag sentiment is from Fancy Phrases. The box sides have an extra layer of textured card stock using the tasteful textile folder to dress them up and the inside of the box is lined with a cotton quilt batting to give it a finished look. I also created a matching card that was posted on September 16 when I was creating cards for the 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Poinsettia Petals (153475), Fancy Phrases (152530), Birch (149256)
Cardstock: Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (131198), Mint Macaron (138337), Crumb Cake (120953), Silver Metallic (147805)
Ink: Soft Suede (147115), Whisper White (147277)
Accessories: Poinsettia Dies (153522), Forever Flourishing Dies (152714), Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Ornate Frames Dies (150664), Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (152718), Beaded Pearls (153534), Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative DaysYOU ARE HERE!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Classic Christmas Joy

I just finished the post for Day 21 of the #30DayChristmasCardChallenge with Martin Stone. It’s been a busy day and I almost didn’t get this one posted. Perseverance paid off and here it is, another one finished.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Peace & Joy (153430), Wrapped in Christmas (153481)
Card-Stock:
Whisper White (100730),Garden Green (102584) 
Ink: Garden Green (147089), Real Red (147084), Granny Apple Green (147095), Mossy Meadow (147111)
Accessories:
Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Scripty Embossing Folder (149634), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Watercolor Peace

This is Day 20 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. We are 2/3 of the way through the challenge, we are definitely on the down hill slide. It’s a Technique Challenge using Watercoloring for today. I watercolored a piece of Fluid 100 paper with Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green and Old Olive. After it dried I die cut the trees from the Pine Woods Dies. I really like how it turned out. Another one into my stash for the holidays.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
No Stamps for this One
Card-Stock:
Misty Moonlight (153081), Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924), Real Red (102482), Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612), Trimming the Town DSP (153491)
Ink: Craft Whisper White (147277), Pear Pizzazz (131160), Old Olive (100531), Garden Green (102059)
Accessories:
Pine Woods Dies (153563), Joy Dies (153530), Hearts Framelits (125599), Real Red Sheer Ribbon (153535), Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments (153545), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Merry Moose Sketch

Well it is Day 19 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. We are doing a sketch challenge today. They are my favorite and we have one more in the list to do. Another Christmas card added to my collection!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Merry Moose (150494)
Card-Stock:
Pear Pizzazz (131201), Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953), Pool Party (122924), Trimming the Town DSP (153491)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz (147104), Early Expresso (147114)
Accessories:
Moose Punch (150652), Forever Flourishing Dies (152714), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Paper Snips (103579), Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Poinsettia Color Challenge

 

It is Day 18 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. We are doing a color challenge today of Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand. I just love the dies in the Poinsettia Petals Suite, it’s so easy to put together a stunning blossom in just a snap. I inked up my embossing folder and used Wink of Stella to create this awesome background. Another Christmas card added to my collection!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Poinsettia Petals (153475), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Card-Stock:
Sahara Sand (121043), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Mint Macaron (138337)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (147083), Early Expresso (147114), Mint Macaron (147106)
Accessories:
Poinsettia Dies (153522), Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Forever Flourishing Dies (152714), Parisian Flourishing 3D Embossing Folder (151474), Wink of Stella (141897), Braided Linen Trim (147808), Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems (146914), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Merry Moose Vintage

Today is Day 17 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. The theme is Back in My Day – A Vintage Christmas. The vintage style is not one I do very often, but I sure had fun creating this one. I reached back into some old retired products for a button and some paper for the background and used stuff from my current items for the rest. Another Christmas card added to my collection!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Merry Moose (150494), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Card-Stock:
Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924)
Ink: Crumb Cake (147116), Balmy Blue (147105), Garden Green (147089)
Accessories:
Layering Ovals Dies (151772), Magnolia Memory Dies (149578), Small Bloom Punch (152316), Stamping Sponges (141337), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Poinsettia Sketch

It’s Day 16 already of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. We are following a sketch challenge today. My inspiration came from a live I participated in last night with Cindy Schuster over at the Crafty Carrot Collective. I applied what I learned, changed up the colors and followed the sketch for today to achieve the end results. I really like how it turned out. Another Christmas card added to my collection!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Poinsettia Petals (153475), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513), Birch (149256)
Card-Stock:
Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (131198), Mint Macaron (138337), Crumb Cake (120953), Silver Metallic (147805)
Ink: Soft Suede (147115), Versamark (102283), Blushing Bride (147100)
Accessories:
Poinsettia Dies (153522), Forever Flourishing Dies (152714), Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Heat Tool (129053), Beaded Pearls (153534), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Cool Yule

It’s the half way point of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today is Scrooges Dream, we are to make an Anti-Christmas card for that person who hates Christmas. I don’t have anyone on my list that fits that category so I chose to do a winter card instead. Not really Christmas, so maybe the Scrooge won’t mind this one so much.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Warm & Toasty (152615)
Card-Stock:
Highland Heather (146986), Whisper White (100730), Snowflake Splendor DSP (153512)
Ink: Memento Black (132708), Highland Heather (147103) Blends – Highland Heather (154887), Seaside Spray (154901)
Accessories:
Home Together Dies (153515), Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638), Snowflake Sequins (150443), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Dove of Hope

Well it’s the 14th day of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today is a technique challenge – Emboss Resist. I struggled with this one, but finally got it together. Hope you’ll consider playing along with the challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Dove of Hope (153406), Wrapped in Christmas (153481)
Card-Stock:
Pacific Point (111350), Balmy Blue (146982), Shimmery White (101910)
Ink: Pacific Point (147098), Whisper White Craft (147277), Versamark (102283), Blend – Night of Navy Light (154891)
Accessories:
Layering Circles Dies (151770), Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (152718), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Sponges (141337), Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon (151326), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith