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Well did you realise it’s less than a month till Christmas?   I only realised it yesterday and thought I’d better get started on the Christmas Shopping – now if only the family would tell me what they want or maybe I should just get them stamps or Project Life by Stampin’ Up!?  How are you going with all your preparation and shopping?

This week I’m excited to bring you some projects created by the lovely Virginia using the Curvy Keepsake Box.  Now this framelit is actually on backorder and you’ll see that Virginia has made some boxes for other or general occasions – not just Christmas – with this in mind.

It’s my turn again this week and I thought I’d give you some fabulous ideas for using the gorgeous Curvy Keepsake Framelits Die set from the Holiday Catalogue, along with a few other Stampin’Up! supplies that are not just for Christmas time!

Curvy Keepsakes
Curvy Keepsakes

This versatile little Framelits set creates the sweetest gift box in a shape that can be hung on a Christmas tree, used as holders for party favours or bonbonniere boxes for weddings/engagements/christenings etc.  They can even be used with Vellum for a table decoration by putting a little battery operated tea light inside to make it glow.

My first samples are a gift boxes that show you how you can use both sides of patterned papers to create a unique customised Keepsake boxes.  You do not have to have larger sheets of pattterned paper or cardstock either. You can see how much they will hold by these photos below as well. Two standard tea light candles, or one Votive candle. I photographed them so you get an idea of what space you have when you get around to filling them with goodies.

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In the tutorial I show you exactly where to place your sheets of paper/card on your Big Shot machine’ magnetic platform so that you make the most of smaller pieces, or, like I have done in my samples, use two different patterned sheets from the Trim The Tree Double Sided Patterned paper stacks. To get a free copy of this tutorial simply leave a comment here and also on Virginia’s Blog and I’ll send you a copy.

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In my next samples, I have used translucent Vellum sheets. You can cut out both pieces from an A4 sheet as well as stamp the little baubles from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp set.

Glowing Christmas Tree Decoration
Glowing Christmas Tree Decoration
Use a battery Tea Light
Use a battery Tea Light

For the Christmas one, I used Cherry Cobbler and stamped my pieces before gluing them together.  I put them together so that the stamping is on the inside of the closed box. Doing this gives a more subtle look. If you put a little battery operated tealight inside, it’s gives a beautiful effect as you can see. 

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The 2nd Vellum sample I’m showing uses stamps from the Stippled Blossom stamp set, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss ink pad.  Isn’t it pretty! 

I also did a third some time back so am reposting it as a reminder. Those Four Feathers stamps and matching Framelits are brilliant for this.

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Tip 1: You can cut your A4 sheets of vellum in half and cut the two pieces you need at the same time as the Vellum is quite fine and you can do two sheets at once.  Don’t do this with cardstock and thicker papers as Framelits are quite thin so you may not get a clean cut right through.

Tip 2:  As ink can take a little longer to dry on Vellum, give it a blast with your heat tool to dry it. Also, when using a Blackberry Bliss inkpad, it’s a very strong ink.  The slightest bit still on your fingers or craft work area can transfer onto your vellum without you realising – ask me how I know!

As always – we have a little bundle for you …

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I love these boxes and this die. I love what Virginia has created and we do have a tutorial for you that has full of information and tips!  Be sure to leave a comment here and on Virginia’s blog to get your free tutorial.

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3 Comments

  1. LURVE these wee boxes Leonie…..and Virgina has done a cracker job….the DSP makes such a statement……have also left come love with Virginia

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