Our demo group was having a Yankee swap of hand made 3D items for our Christmas get -together( it was so yummy....Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings) the Yankee awap was fun too!
This is the project I took to swap....
I had picked up this cute wooden box at a local dollar store and knew I would use it some day, so.......
I used the Flocked red paper from the Christmas Cocoa DSP pkg and covered it. It was very easy to do; cutting the DSP the same width as the box and wrapping it around, adhering it with Tombow multi purpose adhesive. Then I thought to sponge the edges with Real Red ink. Next I used my crop-a-dile and punch three holes through the DSP exactly where the elastic cord and wooden knob/button was on the original box. Next I inserted three red circle fire brads into the holes. I needed to create a fastener for the flapof the box so I took the metallic elastic cord from the Mini catalogue and crocheted a silver chain. I tied the ends to the two brads on the bottom side of the box and stretched it up and over the brad on the top, perfect!
On the inside of the box I lined it with the striped DSP from the same Christmas Cocoa pkg.
The treasure on the inside is a "Washer Necklace/pendant" created using the same DSP's and Crystal Effects. It was really beautiful, if I do say so myself. It was reversable with the Flocked paper on one side and..........
The striped paper on the back; the satin cording is just looped around the washer so it can be easily reversed.
To create the pendant I went to the hardware store and purchased several washers, very inexpensively. At home I matched up the SU circle punches with the washers and punched the shapes from the DSP. These were adhered to the washer using a small amt of Crystal Effects; and when dry I used a sanding block and sanded the edges. The centre was sanded with a small metal file I have for putting DSP onto intricate chipboard cutouts. Once I was happy with this I placed the washer on a cutting mat and applied a thick layer of Crystal Effects, let dry over night or longer and then turned it over and applied it to the back side of the washer. Let dry again for a good 12-24 hrs. I went back and applied another coat of the crystal effects to both sides because I really wanted it to have a bevelled, rounded facade. After I was sure it was dry and hard, 2 days later I took a length of satin cord and looped it through the washer and just tied it in a knot at the ends.
Once I was ready to pkg the jewel I took a piece of Real Red CS and scored it on all sides then cut diagonal slits in the upper corners and punched 1/8th inch holes at the end of the slits for the cording to it in them and inserted it into the box.
Next I decided it didn't need to be wrapped so I made a tag from the Christmas punch set and tied it onto the pkg after wrapping it with a white organza ribbon and bow from SU.
I got the idea for the washer pendant from this website:
I've made several others that will be gifts for somebody this year.
Hope you like it it was my favorite of them all.
Thanks for looking!