Stamperia Pink Christmas/Sweet Christmas The Squirrel’s Christmas Party Gift Box Folio
Hello, Friends! Oh, the countdown for Christmas is truly on! But I still have time to share this darling Stamperia Sweet Christmas/Pink Christmas Squirrel’s Christmas Party Gift Box Folio with you. I made (and sold!) a lot of these this Christmas season, but I am still not tired of them. The 4 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ size makes them perfect for gifting. I shared a YouTube tutorial for building this base earlier this week. If you missed it, this gives you another chance to find it. The base for this one is scored at 5 1/2 instead of 5″, so the front flap is a little short. It’s so easy to vary the dimensions for the base simply by scoring. That is one of the things I love about this design: it’s very adaptable. The antique bronze bulldog clip helps hold the cover closed. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
The Squirrel’s Christmas Party Gift Box Folio: Making the Nest
Meet Edith Squirrel. She’s the chairwoman of the village Christmas party. She is frantically decorating her nest for the holiday Christmas House competition. And she is wearing her favorite pearls as she decorates. Her nest is a vintage drawer pull that she found abandoned in the meadow. It’s a bit corroded from lying in the wet grasses, but still looks very festive surrounded by pine cones, flowers, Spanish Moss, and a wee sisal tree. If she wins the competition, Father Christmas will have tea with her. Here is how she decorated her nest.
- Start with a ButterBee Scraps Antique Bronze Drawer Pull. Dry brush it with a little white gesso. Let it set for a minute then wipe it away from the edges.
- Next, randomly tap with Versamark Ink and sprinkle with Seth Apter Patina Oxide Baked Texture. Heat emboss.
- Dry brush another very light coat of gesso over the embossed areas. Tap the raised areas lightly with Weathered Wood Distress Paint.
- Now turn the drawer pull upside down and fill with Spanish Moss, painted mini pine cones, a sisal tree and other goodies like berries that you might have in your stash.
- Die cut a circle from patterned paper and adhere to the back of the drawer pull. Then adhere the drawer pull on the lower edge of the folio front. Surround with Prima Christmas in the Country Flowers and holly sprigs.
- Add ribbon and Glass Globe Charms in the opposite corner of the folio front.
The Squirrel’s Christmas Party Gift Box Folio: A Peek Inside
The inside of this folio is filled with interactive features.
I built a magnetic flap/flip page on both the top and the bottom.
The middle panel is a sweet little accordion style folio.
And of course it has pockets and tea and tags!
it looks like Edith won the Christmas House competition because here is Father Christmas to have tea with her!
TIP: Score and fold large images to fit inside the folio. This is how you make a big piece of patterned paper fit in a small space.
The box pocket on the bottom holds a little wrapped parcel decorated with a vintage carved wooden candy cane.
Edith must have been a very good little squirrel this year, as Father Christmas has brought her lots of lovely treats! This envelope is a cut apart image from the paper collection. I simply folded and tied with ribbon. But if you have an envelope punch board, you can make your own envelope to tuck inside. I’ve done that as well on other projects.
So that is my Christmas offering for you today. I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. Now I’m back to the kitchen to finish baking my Christmas cookies!
Thanks for stopping by!