Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Flower Soft Christmas Blog Hop!

Santa's on his way! And we are kicking off December with a Flower Soft BLOG HOP! The design team gals have some super holiday inspiration for you today!
I chose to create a box to house this Santa Key I purchased after Christmas last year...you know one of those after holiday bargains! I bought it at Cracker Barrel and kept it all this time! After removing the tag, I added ribbon on the key and on the tag before placing in box. I have seen similar keys in the ornament sections of various stores this year.
The box size was determined by the length of the key, adding three inches to the width and length. The top is 1/8" larger than the box bottom. Both are scored 1 1/2" in from edges on all sides. Box lid paper is FaLaLa by Making Memories, box bottom is SU. For complete box instructions, check this previous POST. (scroll down to end of post for instructions)
Included with the snow globe materials, there is a aperture template for the oval size needed to fit the snow globe. I chose to place the snow globe in the box lid, so I used this template to trace the outline, cut the opening for the snow globe. All globe plastic edges on the underside of lid are taped, then I lined the lid with a piece of the red cardstock to cover the edges of the plastic globe and the Santa topper paper. I lightly drew a pencil line on the Santa topper, making it easier to see where to stop the Polar White Flower Soft. A bit on Santa's eyebrows and mustache add great dimension. Added to the bear nose is black Flower Soft and a tiny bit of nut brown Flower Soft around the eyes.
Check out the other talented design team creations and the FLOWER SOFT BLOG for more great inspiration & product info! Jennifer Buck
Anticipation is in the air, the big day is near, and Santa's on his way! I know I am looking for some last minute, simple, and ever so easy ideas for the holiday! Check back tomorrow, for another store bought ornament idea that will be a part of the JustRite Last Minute Gift Blog Hop! Take good care!


Sian said...

Lovely box and Santa is wonderful.

Jennifer Buck said...

Sooooooo BEAUTIFUL, Deb! I LOVE this! :) Hope you are doing well! :)

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just precious Barb!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally darling project, Barb! Love your box and key -- what a great and fun idea!!!

Lyneen said...

Is this just toooo cute!!!!!