Friday, December 03, 2021

Twisted Treat Box - December Elemental Challenge



We had our Covid booster jabs this week and have both felt a bit grotty for a few days since.  Much better now, but I really fell behind with things on my to-do list, so I'm going to make this really short in an effort to get some more ticks on that list!
This week's  Daring Cardmakers challenge

"Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas"
wk 5: December Elemental Challenge
Our December mood board is all about the excitement of getting ready for Christmas.  The house needs decorating and the gifts need wrapping so there's holly and stars, wrapping paper and twine, baubles and candy canes... and loads more goodies to choose from. 
 Just pick any 3 elements or more from from the picture below (the colour palette counts as one) to use when you make your project
Remember it doesn't have to be Christmas themed, and it can be a card or anything else you're inspired to get crafty and make!
See what the rest of our clever team made HERE 

From the mood-board I chose the colour theme, the printed page, Twine, Greenery and a few other bits and pieces!  I made a little treat box and tiny gift card to attach to it.

kraft card to make the box

White card to print with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' wording

Various die cut leaves and boughs in green and gold

Due cut stars and snowflakes in white card, plus a few gold stars and red dots

The box is held closed with red satin ribbon and the gift card attached with red and white Bakers' Twine

These treat boxes are so incredibly east to make - even though they look a bit complicated: just make a tube (like a kitchen roll inner)

Squeeze the gap at one end together and glue - hold together with clips while it dries. 

 Squeeze the open end together, but in the opposite direction so you get a kind of triangular shape

Don't glue this end, but pinch firmly and add clips as before until you're ready to fill it with goodies.

Punch holes through both layers of the open end so you can add ribbon and tie it closed

 Great for hanging on the tree, using as decorations, adding to a place setting at the table...  Not that I ever get around to doing any of those things, of course!

 Thank you so much for coming by, please don't go without leaving a little message, I do love to hear from you.  
Or maybe I really am just talking to myself
 Happy Crafting, Stay Safe,


Jackie T said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shabneez said...

Super creation Kathy - hope you are both better now. Shabneez x