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18 Days of Christmas with La-La Land Crafts-Slimline Gift Box




Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a slimline gift box for Day 16 of La-La Land Crafts 18 Days of Christmas. This is a 4″ x 10″ (2″ deep) gift box featuring some fun Santa scenes! It seems I’m always in search of a gift box in this size for gifts like ties, socks, gloves, etc., so this gave me the perfect opportunity to create one!

First some photos of the gift box and then I’ve got a tutorial below of the basic construction of the box.



The box lid closes with a magnetic flap on the right side.




I couldn’t resist creating a few more fun scenes inside!



You can also stand it upright for a decor piece.



Products Used: Dear Santa Clear Stamp Set, A Caroling We Go Clear Stamp Set, Christmas Postcard Stamp Set, Fireplace Die, Chimney Die, Wreath With Bow Die, Staircase Die, Tall Door Die, Three Presents Die, Vintage Window Die, Stitched Trees Die, Christmas Hodgepodge Paper Pack, Blue Christmas Paper Pack, Little Merry Christmas Paper Pack, Fancy Bracket Die, Double Stitched Ovals Die, Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die, Stitched Nested Circles Die


Coloring Details: Copic Markers

coffee mug–BG72,BG75,BG78

Here are the steps for the basic construction of the gift box:

Step 1: Cut a piece of lightweight chipboard 8″ x 10″. Score on the 8″ side at 2″ and 6″.

Step 2: Cut 2 pieces of lightweight chipboard 4″ x 8″. Score on the 4″ side down the middle of each piece at 2″. Score on the 8″ side of each piece at 2″ and 6″.


Step 3: Cut away 2 corners of each piece along the score lines as shown below.


Step 4: Fold the pieces on the score lines. Apply Scor-Tape or a similar strong tape adhesive to the side flaps of each piece as shown below.


Step 5:Remove the tape liners from the long flap of each piece. Adhere the 8″ x 10″ chipboard piece to the long flap of each piece, lining up the score lines of the 8″ x 10″ chipboard with the edges of the long flaps.

Step 6: Remove the tape liners from the 4 small flaps. Turn the combined chipboard pieces over. Fold on all score lines and adhere the 4 small flaps to the inside to form the box.

Step 7: Cut a piece of lightweight chipboard 8″ x 10 1/4″. Score on the 8″ side at 2″ and 6 1/8″.

Step 8: Tape the largest Fancy Bracket Die cutting edge down centered along the edge of the 10 1/4″ side closest to the 6 1/8″ score line.

Step 9:Die-cut the chipboard piece. Using a pencil and ruler, draw a straight line from the ends of the die-cut portion to the ends of the chipboard. **If you don’t have a large platform die-cutting machine, fold the 2″ section under and die-cut the piece.

Step 10: Cut along the drawn lines with scissors and round the corners.

Step 11: Turn the chipboard piece over and apply Scor-tape or similar strong tape adhesive to the 2″ section.

Step 12: Remove the tape liners and adhere the 2″ section to the left side of the box.**The flap is slightly longer than the box to prevent gapping. Overlap the box on each end by 1/8″.

Using strong tape adhesive, adhere 2 magnets to the flap as shown.

Step 13: Cut patterned papers to fit the flap and glue them to the flap. Let 2 opposing magnets attach to the magnets underneath. Apply a strong tape adhesive to the magnets.

Step 14: Close the flap and press to adhere the magnets on the right side of the box. Cut patterned papers and glue to the side of the box to cover the magnets. Decorate as desired.


Hope you’ll give this a try and be sure to check out the rest of the design team projects for the 18 Days of Christmas on the La-La Land Crafts blog! Lots of fun inspiration and tutorials!

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!

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Java Nice Day!

Hi there! I’ve got a simple card to share today using a cute little sloth stamp from LaLaLandCrafts. This is from the Take it Sloth set and I’ve used a sentiment from the LaLaLandCrafts Java Nice Day set. I love how these 2 stamp sets work so well together.

I just recently purchased the Tim Holtz “Splat” dies and I immediately thought of this stamp and making it look like a coffee (sloffee?) spill. I die-cut one of the larger splat dies from white cardstock and inked it with Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap. To make it look like a liquid spill, I wet a paintbrush and randomly wet the ink, let areas dry and then re-wet other areas.

For a little interest on the background, I airbrushed a Hero Arts Swirl stencil using Copic NO and N1.

I colored the sloth image with Copics and added some colored pencil details.

To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment. Super simple!

Hope you enjoyed and I’ll be back tomorrow sharing a new Gerda Steiner release!

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Hang Loose

Summer is my favorite time of year to make cards. I love all of the sea life, beach and vacation themed stamp releases and this “Stay Cool” stamp set is just adorable.

I started this card by using a MFT stitched rectangle Stax die-namic in the 4″ x 5 1/4″ size and die-cutting a piece of Canson Mi-Teintes watercolor paper. I stamped the bear with surfboard image from the latest La-La Land Crafts release in MFT Insulation Pink hybrid ink and then masked the image. I wanted to bring in just a bit more bright color on this card, so I stamped a few flower images to either side of the bear. (The hibiscus stamp is from an old WaltzingMouse stamp set in my stash).

I applied masking fluid to the images using a Molotow Grafx pen to protect those from the watercolor painting to come.

I die-cut a large circle and centered it towards the top of the paper making sure the stamped images would overlap the circle. This is easier done by cutting the circle from a clear vellum or acetate so you can see the images beneath. I then applied masking fluid with the pen around the outside edge of the circle about 1/2″ wide.

Once the masking fluid was completely dry, I taped the new La-La Land Crafts Water Ripples stencil across the top of the circle and watercolored with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. You have to go easy with the water to avoid a lot of running under the stencil.

I colored the images with Prismacolors and stamped a sentiment from the set to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed! I’m off on vacation for a week, so I may not have any cards to share for a bit, but I hope you check back.

Thanks for stopping by!