Tuesday, December 11, 2012

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, DAY #21: Silver & Gold Christmas Boxes...

Today I have two 25 Days of Christmas projects for you.  They are both wrapping / packaging ideas featuring the Kraft Gift Boxes.  I love these little boxes as they are quick and easy wrapping tools and only cost $2.95 for four boxes.  These boxes may look a little "plain jane" (see the photo at the end of the post), but don't let that fool you!  With just a little bit of help, these boxes can be dazzling!

My go-to design choice for these boxes is panels of Designer Series Paper, which is great, of course.  However, I decided to step outside of "the box", so to speak.  This silver box features our Platinum Shimmer Paint.  I just sponged the paint on the box with a Sponge Dauber.  This color of shimmer paint is opaque and results in this yummy foil coverage!   LOVE!

I used a Silver Dazzle Marker on the edge of the oval punch out to add a little pizazz.  Here is a closeup of the box, so you can really see the "silver foil" yumminess of the Platinum paint! 

  • Stamp Sets – Greetings of the Season (W#128030 $15.95, C#128033 $11.95)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper (#121790, $4.95)
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler,  Silver Dazzle Marker (#128978, $3.50), Platinum Shimmer Paint (#1116807, $5.95)
  • Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle (#127841, $6.95)
  • Punches – Decorative Label (#120907, $16.95), Extra-Large Oval (#119859, $16.95)
  • Accessories – Kraft Gift Boxes (#124106, $2.95), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130, $4.75)
  • Tools – Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95), Sponge Daubers (#102892, $10.95)
For my second box, I chose a "gold" palette and used our fabulous Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  Again, I sponged the Shimmer Paint on the box with a Sponge Dauber.  However, this color shimmer paint is quite different from the Platinum - it is very shimmery and transparent.

It is so hard to capture the golden shimmer with the camera.  I took dozens of pictures, but none of them do this box justice.  If they showed the shimmer, then the picture was very blurry.  You can see it on the top of the box a bit better here, but still is so much more glittery and beautiful in person.

  • Stamp Sets – Snowflake Soiree (W#127922 $29.95, C#127925 $21.95), 
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806, $5.95)
  • Ribbon – Early Espresso 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle (#119859, $16.95)
  • Accessories – Kraft Gift Boxes (#124106, $2.95), Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (#101930, $4.75)
  • Tools – Sponge Daubers (#102892, $10.95)

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