Friday, December 6, 2013

ELF YOURSELF "Merry Little Christmas" elf candy box from Stampin' Up and papermadeprettier.

Oh my!  Is this not the cutest?!?  It's my favorite gift packaging of the season. I saw this on Pinterest by Michelle Burette and tweaked it a little.  Can you believe she would be so clever to color in the "have your self" to say "have your elf"? I love Pinterest, I would NEVER have thought of that!!! Thanks, Michelle! SOMEONE ate all the candy before I took this picture, but red and green kisses are precious in the bag :) 
Stampin' Up Supplies used:
Paper: gumball green, basic black, whisper white 8 1/2 x 11 paper; season of style designer series paper, red glimmer paper, silver glimmer paper
ink: gumball green and cherry cobbler stampin' write markers
BigShot: chevron embossing folder, labels framelits collection, top note tie
tools: owl punch, 1 3/4"scallop punch, postage stamp punch, petite curly label punch
ribbon: cherry cobbler twine
adhesives: sticky strip, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals
chipboard or thin cardboard, cello bags
Directions: I had fun figuring this out, if you find out an easier way to do something, PLEASE COMMENT!!!
Paper Dimensions:
gumball green 7 1/2 x 7 1/2"
basic black 1/2" x 11 1/2 (or if you have only 8 1/2" x 11" like me, just cut an extra strip to lengthen it in the back...
For tag: whisper white and gumball green approx. 4" x 3 1/2" or whatever you can fit in the framelit! scrap time!
gumball green for shoes (top note die) 5 1/2" by 4 1/2" x 2"
chipboard 3/4" x 4" x 2" for legs
2" x 4" season of style chevron paper for legs(make sure you cut it the way you want the chevrons to face)
punch 4 scallops in whisper white
punch 4 circles of red glimmer paper with owl punch (biggest circle)
punch silver glimmer with petite curly label punch first, then postage stamp:

Then shimmy the piece a little further in and punch again to trim some of the uneveness off:
Now for the box:
Cut 8 1/2 x 11 gumball green sheet in a 7 1/2" square.  Then score at 2 1/2" and 5":
Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 2" (but only 2 1/2" in from top and bottom), score all the way from top to bottom at 2 1/2", all the way from top to bottom at 5" and only 2 1/2" in from top and bottom at 5 1/2":

Cut out hashed area on all four corners leaving the 1/2 inch flaps:

Fold in flaps and fold on all score lines:

Stick one of the sides that does not have flaps into the chevron embossing folder:
Close embossing folder and fold the rest over on top and run through the big shot (this embosses only the front):
Put sticky strip on inside of flaps:

Fold up and adhere to the sides, IT'S A BOX!!!

For legs:
Fold season of style paper over and sticky strip adhere it to cover the chipboard
For feet:
Cut gumball green with top note die:

Cut in half on the long end and score in the middle:

Then fold in half and secure with double sided tape inside:
(eww that was blurry, sorry!)
For cutie white sock-cuff. I'm sure there's an easier way, but...
I used the circle thinlit to cut a hole in the scallop on one side, then trimmed leaving 5 of the largest scallops:
Line the shoe up with the leg end to end and tape them together. Then use glue dots to cover the junction with the white scalloped cuffs on either side.  Attach red glimmer circles on either side to themselves at the tips of the shoes. Use sticky strip to attach legs to the inside of the box at an angle. Sticky strip will hold anything to anything - tight!!!  Wrap the black strip around the box and adhere in the back. Lay the silver buckle on the strip and adhere with glue dots. Color the "have yourself a merry little Christmas" stamp with gumball green and cherry cobbler markers and THEN cut with the labels framelit (trust me, it's way easier than trying to center the stamp on the already cut piece). Cut gumball green with next largest label framelit and attach the white to the gumball green with a stampin' dimensional (guess I didn't do that, but it's way cuter that way). Tie plastic baggie shut with cherry cobbler baker's twine. 
IS THAT NOT THE CUTEST??? I would love to hear a comment if you loved this project!!! 

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  1. These are very cute. Thankyou for another way to use my dies and punches.

  2. This is so cute! Can you tell me what stamp that is? Thanks for sharing this cute box. I am going to make them for my granddaughters classmates.

  3. Hi.

    I'm trying to CASE the cutest ELF! however I'm having an issue with the legs, are the size you shared correct? I know this probably an old project do you happen to know? Cause it shows 2x4 legs and that's pretty wide for the box. Can you HELP PLEASE

    1. I found the answer. You fold the legs around the chipboard and adhere with sticky strip.


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