Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Christmas Shaker Box

A few days ago Heather posted a photo of a cute little Halloween Shaker Treat Box that her mom created and sent to the kids for a Halloween treat. I saw it and thought "That's cute!" I bet I could switch it up a bit and make it into a Christmas-y treat box as well.

Feeling really confident after my foray with the reindeer shaker card, I figured how hard could the box be? hah! The actually making of the box was really easy, it was making the "shaker" part of it using a coaster (well part of) that was the difficult part. I'm sure Heather's mother used the puffy tape stuff, but I went ahead and used a coaster like I did for my card. The problem came when I realized how "little" coaster I had to tape so that the beads/glitter would not fall out.

Needless to say I spent way more time then I wanted to hunched over the shaker box using tacky tape to seal it up so none of the beads would come out. Lesson learned: IF I do another shaker box, used the puffy tape stuff (I forget it's name) and for other cards, stick with the coaster.

Paper: Ski Slope DSP, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamps: Deer Friends (Hostess lvl 2)
Punches: 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punches, Coluzzle
Accessories: Tacky Tape, SU super sticky tape (again I forget the exact tape name), Crystal Ball microbeads, Real Red grosgrain Ribbon
, Liquid Applique (Santa's hat/beard)

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