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Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Liquid glue, Ruler, Linen, White cardstock, Bakers twine, Ranger clear gesso, Bone folder, Hot glue gun, Diamond Snow, Snow paste, Spatula, Ranger Ice Stickles Crystal Ice - Clear, Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cobalt, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot;

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Click here to view anther photo of this project. Exploding box with poinsettias measures - 3 inches by 3 inches by 5 inches. To create a lid - cut a 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" piece from white linen cardstock and score it at 1 1/2", then rotate and repeat the process 3 more times to have 1 1/2" score line from every edge. Cut the flaps and adhere them to the sides to create a lid. Cut out 3" x 3" (1piece) and 3" x 1 3/8" (4 pieces) from paper collection and adhere them to the lid. Die cut doily from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in white cardstock and adhere it in the centre of the lid. Cut a decorative strip out from paper collection and adhere it to match the bottom edge of the side panels as shown. If the strip is shorter than 12" create a decorative end using scissors as shown.

To decorate the lid - Stamp two branch images from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker and dauber. Die cut branch images with matching die from Glow of Christmas dies. Stamp a few poinsettia images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Barn Door Distress Ink using daubers. Stamp a few holly images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker. Die cut poinsettias and holly images with matching die from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly, then place them in 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, spray them with water and run them through die cutting machine. Apply clear gesso to the poinsettias and immediately sprinkle them with Diamond Snow glitter, then leave it to dry off completely. Assemble poinsettia flowers using hot glue gun and adhere them to the top of the lid. Fill the composition in with holly leaves, branches and bakers twine bow.

To create a card base - take a 12" x 12" linen white cardstock and score and cut out two 3" x 12" strips, then score each of the strips at 4 1/2" and 7 1/2" (long side up). Fold using a bone folder along the score lines then adhere one of the strip to the top of another to create + shape (plus shape). Prepare following pieces from paper collection: 4 1/2" x 3" (8 pieces) and one piece slightly smaller than 3" x 3" square. Adhere four 4 1/2" x 3" pieces inside the box and stamp the snow balls image of the Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set with Cobalt Archival Ink. Cut out 4 1/2" x 1" piece of copy paper and fold it in half by long side, then adhere it to the outside of the box to create half open exploding box as shown. Adhere the rest of the 4 1/2" x 3" pieces to the outside of the box. Die cut two tags of the Ticket and Tags Die from paper collection and adhere them on the sides as shown. Die cut two decorative pieces of the Intricate Swirl Frames Die in white cardstock and adhere them to the tags with additional layer of die cut white cardstock on the back.

Stamp the ginger house image of the Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set with Cobalt Archival Ink and colour it in with Broken China Distress Ink using sponge dauber and with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using blender marker. Die cut the image using matching die from Candy Cane Cottage Dies and fold it to create flat bottom and adhere additional layer of die cut white cardstock on the back. Apply clear gesso on the roof and on the top of the window and leave it to dry completely, then add snow paste using spatula and immediately sprinkle Diamond Snow on the top of it. Stamp a few Christmas trees images of the Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set with Cobalt Archival Ink, die cut with matching die from Season of Glee Cling Dies and add additional layer of die cut white cardstock to the back. Using scissors cut off some pieces from sides and bottom of the trees to match the scene. Stamp singing pinguins image of the Merry Moments Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour it in with Distress Inks (Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar and Black Soot) using blender marker. Die cut the image with matching die from Merry Moments Dies and add additional layer of die cut white cardstock to the back, then fold the pieces on the bottom.

Start assembling the scene; take a square piece from paper collection and adhere one or two layers of white cardstock to its back. Adhere ginger house die cut diagonally and apply snow paste to the back and little bit to the front of the house then leave it to dry off completely. Glue Christmas tree die cut to the side of the ginger house with 3D foam circles. Adhere penguins and apply snow paste to the rest of scene base then leave it to dry off completely. In the end adhere the trees to the sides of the box and glue scene panel to the centre.

For finishing touches, add Ice Stickles between flower stamens and leave the box to dry off completely.



Created By: Katarzyna Ewa Blakala



Candy Cane Cottage Die
HCD1-7253

$29.99

Merry Moments Die
HCD1-7254

$29.99

Season of Glee Die
HCD1-7255

$29.99

Glow of Christmas Die
HCD1-7251

$29.99

Ticket and Tags Die
HCD1-7201

$29.99

Intricate Swirl Frames Die
HCD2-7191

$34.99