Friday, December 7, 2012

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, DAY #17: Rudolph the Reindeer Fancy Favor Box...

Today's 25 Days of Christmas project is a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Box.  I decided that Frosty needed a friend for the holiday season!  I love using the Fancy Favor Die for boxes, because it makes it so quick and easy.  Read on for how I made the antlers...

This photo is a bit blurry, but I wanted to show the depth created by using Stampin' Dimensionals on some of the features as well as the ribbon handle.

Ever since some of my favorite Big Shot dies that were perfect for antlers retired, I've been trying to figure out what to use.  I've tried a few things, but wasn't really happy with any of them.  Then the new Autumn Accents Die came out and I thought that the Oak Leaf from that might be good.  However, it still looked like... well, like an oak leaf!

So I tried off cutting out the leaf, and then recut it again by off-setting it in one direction (photo #1) and then the other (photo #2).  These antlers were definitely better (photo #3).  However the antler structure just wasn't open enough for me.

So I decided to try opening the structure up by using the Word Window Punch to punch into the open space between each "branch" of the leaf as shown at the left.  Sometimes it required more than one punch - punching again just a little bit to one side or the other.  I ended up liking this version best, but I may tweak it again in the future! 

  • Card Stock – Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Red Glimmer Paper (#121790, $4.95)
  • Ink – More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Classic, Chocolate Chip Marker
  • Ribbon – Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots (#124142, $7.95)
  • Punches – Word Window (#119857, $15.95), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854, $16.95), 1" Circle (#119868, $12.95), 3/4" Circle (#119873, $12.95), Blossom Petals Builder (#121808, $16.95), Owl Builder (#118074, $16.95)
  • Accessories – l (#119859, $16.95)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die (#115965, $39.95), Autumn Accents Die (#127812, $21.95),  Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95), Stampin' Sponges
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