ID: DT Dec/14 - Boxed Xmas Ornament - Blessed By The

Created: December 13, 2014

I just got a bunch of new Xmas stamps from Quietfire Design and wanted to use them on this boxed ornament gift... It's a pretty quick and easy ornament to put together - unless you're using Stickles which take ages to dry - Sigh!!, so I switched to Viva pearl pen which dries really quickly.

Quote & sentiment stamps by Quietfire Design.

("Blessed By The..."); ("Merry Christmas - Plain & Simple") 6pc set); ("Home, Congratulations" 5pc set).

Cut 6 circles from white cardstock using Spellbinders circle die set (3" dia). Sponge Distress "Spun Sugar" all over one side and "Pumice Stone" on the other. Run through machine  using Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder and hit the high points on the pink side with "Picked Raspberry". Fold circles in half, burnishing the fold with your fingernail. Glue Circles together at the spine only. Set aside to dry. After drying, apply Viva Pearl Pen "Holo Iridescent" along the edges of the circles avoiding every 3rd circle. Set aside to dry.

Stamp the Xmas sentiment (use the smallest Blackletter sentiment) onto white cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx and clear emboss. Trim very close to text, sponge with the raspberry, measure the strip around half the circle, then cut off excess ends. Work the paper around your finger to create a curved contour. Add decorative dots of the Viva pen. Set aside to dry.

Using a glue gun, run a bead of glue down the middle of the text strip (on the wrong side...) and press around one edge of circle, making sure the ends will overlap on the top and bottom centers. (I usually only glue the center half, then add more glue after it's partially attached to the circle edge and then trim off the excess.). Repeat with other four strips.

Tie a knot in a piece of narrow ribbon - this will be the hanger section. Glue knot to top center of ball. Tie a pretty bow from a wider ribbon, slip into loop and glue on top of previous glued knot.

I added a medium pink rhinestone on the bottom center as a decorative and camouflaging item.



unassembled decorated box. 

The box and lid: Cut box template as designed below. Stamp and decorate the sides. Apply tape to edges and adhere to sides to create the box.

Stamped the hanging ornaments (Lili of the Valley "Christmas Baubles") using the black and clear embossing. Colored with Sakura Metallic gel pens.

Stamped the sentiments and quotes with the black. Sponged some "Spun Sugar" around the edges and then a bit of "Gathered Twigs".

Use one of the cut off squares for the lid.

Score, stamp, color, and assemble.

After the box was assembled and the lid put on, I cut little slits, just below the lid edge on two opposite sides for my ribbon tie. Adhered the ends of the ribbon to the inside.


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